Category: News

Yemen’s Descent into Hell: A Saudi-American war of terror

It’s the war from hell, the savage one that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, along with seven other Middle Eastern and North African states, have been waging in Yemen since March 2015, with fulsome support from the Pentagon and American weapons galore. It’s got everything. Dead children in the dozens, a never-ending air campaign that pays scant heed...

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 The United States of America under President Donald Trump has withdrawn Rwanda’s benefits of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), in what is clearly retaliation for Rwanda’s move to ban American second-hand clothes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 determined that Rwanda is not...

Ugandans resist Museveni’s bid for life presidency by Ann Garrison

In 2005, Yoweri Museveni persuaded Parliament to amend Uganda’s constitution to eliminate presidential term limits, so that he could remain in power. Now, at age 73, after ruling for 31 years, he is once again asking Parliament to amend the Constitution to eliminate the age limit that would require him to step down at 75. Uganda’s General Yoweri Museveni is...

Ota Benga, the African Man Exhibited in a New York Zoo’s Monkey Cage

It is Saturday the 8th of September in 1906, and hundreds of people are standing around a monkey house in the New York Zoological Gardens. It is Saturday the 8th of September in 1906, and hundreds of people are standing around a monkey house in the New York Zoological Gardens. Slavery was abolished on paper forty years ago but the...

Why the World Needs to Know About Western Sahara’s Seemingly Endless Struggle for Independence

An interview with a Sahrawi Journalist and Activist.By Amira Ali. In 1975, Morocco, under King Hassan II, invaded Western Sahara; and since, the Sahrawi people — female-dominated society of Arab and Berber descent — have been in an unflagging resistance struggle, committed to self-determination without exception. Today, Western Sahara remains the African continent’s (overtly) occupied territory — a Moroccan colony....

Kamuina Nsapu Insurgency Adds to Dangers in DR Congo

Writtern by Hans Hoebeke   The Kamuina Nsapu insurgency arose last year as a locally rooted conflict in the Kasai-Central province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), but has since gained intensity and is spreading to neighbouring provinces. By January, 216,000 people had been displaced, and more than 400 killed, according to humanitarian sources. In one town, Tshimbulu, at least...

The unfinished business between Cameroon and France

  This photo was taken during the celebrations for the independence of French Cameroon (1960). At the time of independence, Cameroon had one of the largest schools systems in Africa. Many school groups joined the independence day parade. The population of largely Christian southern part British Cameroon would subsequsntly vote to join French Cameroon to form a united Republic of...