Somaliland poet jailed for reunification call| BBC

A court in the self-declared republic of Somaliland has sentenced a young poet to three years in jail. Ms Nacima Qorane was found guilty of bringing the state into contempt by advocating for Somaliland to reunite with Somalia. Pressure groups in Somaliland said Ms Qorane’s basic human rights have been violated. Somaliland self-declared independence in…

D.R.Congo’s former child fighters trapped in a twilight zone

By AFP Added 14th April 2018 09:51 AM Antho Panu, a 17-year-old, remembers the day when Kamwina Nsapu militia came to her village to recruit fighters to battle government soldiers. Former child soldiers, who were affiliated with the local anti-government militia, Kamwino Nsapo, attend a math class at a school which assists with integrating them…

Rwanda Stands Up to American Trade Bullying By Tatenda Gwaambuka

Hopefully the United States got the memo: Rwanda refuses to be a dumpsite. The United States of America under President Donald Trump has withdrawn Rwanda’s benefits of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), in what is clearly retaliation for Rwanda’s move to ban American second-hand clothes imports. In a statement, Washington said, “…the President…

Bio-piracy: the sale of Uganda’s lakes to investors

Mary Serumaga Appeared on the net on Apr 06, 2018 The fishermen of Kabarole District appear to have blown the whistle on an audacious act of bio-piracy. They brought to the attention of the authorities that they were being barred from access to the 53 crater lakes that they have fished in from time immemorial….

Winnie

If you’re a Netflix subscriber, here’s a narrative in Winnie’s own words…   If you want to learn about Winnie Mandela’s life, switch off the TV news . Instead watch “Winnie” directed by Pascale Lamche. It’s on Netflix.   Winnie Mandela speaks about her extraordinary and controversial career, from her early life to her marriage…