Africa

One year on: What has changed for Zimbabwe post Mugabe?

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[…]

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Israel’s scramble for Africa: Selling water, weapons and lies

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[…]

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Malawi protests spread after disputed election

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[…]

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Morsi’s death symbolic of democracy in Egypt

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[…]

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CT cyclists trek across Africa to Spain

  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[…]

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African Union suspends Sudan over military crackdown

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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