Harare, Zimbabwe – A year ago, with Zimbabwe‘s longtime ruler Robert Mugabe out of the picture, the troubled African country seemed to have taken a turn for the better. Mugabe’s successor and the incumbent, Emmerson Mnangagwa, was speaking a new language. Politically, he was breaking away from his predecessor’s ruinous and often autocratic past and presenting[…]
Calls for the release of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Shaykh Ibrahim Zakzaky, have been mounting recently. The Shia leader has been imprisoned by the Nigerian government for nearly four years, sparking calls by international human rights organisations such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch[…]
By Ramzy Baroud For years, Kenya has served as Israel’s gateway to Africa. Israel has been using the strong political, economic and security relations between the two states as a way to expand its influence on the continent and turn other African nations against Palestine. Unfortunately, Israel’s strategy seems, at least on the surface, to[…]
Sudan‘s ruling military council (TMC) says it has foiled an attempted military coup and at least 16 officers have been arrested. The development late on Thursday came as the TMC and protest movement leaders seeking a transition to democracy were in discussions over a power-sharing deal. “Officers and soldiers from[…]
Police and protesters clashed in three cities in Malawi on Thursday during countrywide demonstrations over the disputed result of last month’s presidential election. In the biggest rallies since the vote count was announced, police used teargas to disperse protesters who tore down billboards of re-elected President Peter Mutharika. Thousands of[…]
Dozens of people are reported killed after a new attack on two villages in central Mali, a part of the country experiencing a dire security situation amid an increase in tit-for-tat ethnic violence. A local mayor told Reuters News Agency on Tuesday that unidentified gunmen on motorbikes attacked the villages of[…]
The first democratically elected, former president of Egypt, Mohamed Morsi’s death should be regarded as state-orchestrated murder, according to Khalid Hilal from the international movement of Students Against the Coup. Hilal says that Morsi’s death has been the culmination of years of neglect and symbolises the death of an era[…]
Two guys, Two bikes. What started as a conversation between Cape Town teacher Nathim Cairncross and a fearless Moroccan cyclist has evolved into an epic adventure across the length and breadth of Africa – with Spain as the final destination. Trekking across mountains, rocky terrain, enduring the hammering African[…]
Khartoum, Sudan – In front of the military headquarters in Sudan‘s capital, Khartoum, military trucks carrying armed soldiers lined both sides of the street. The ground was covered in ash, while the walls to the sprawling complex had a fresh coat of paint. The streets were once again open to traffic, and[…]
The African Union (AU) has suspended Sudan‘s membership days after the military launched a brutal crackdown on protesters that killed dozens of people. The AU’s Peace and Security Department said in a post on Twitter on Thursday that Sudan’s participation in all AU activities would be suspended with immediate effect – “until the effective establishment[…]
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