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 The United States of America under President Donald Trump has withdrawn Rwanda’s benefits of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), in what is clearly retaliation for Rwanda’s move to ban American second-hand clothes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…

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….

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…

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…

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…

Haiti Action Committee Denounces Attempted Assassination of Former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide

In the wake of the electoral coup which installed Jovenal Moise, a right-wing protégé of former President Michel Martelly, as Haiti’s new president, there has been a marked increase in repression directed against grassroots activists. Yesterday, there was an assassination attempt against former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Haiti’s first democratically elected president. President Aristide had been…

Somalia: A country devastated by drought, famine and conflict by Bashir Goth

  Somalia’s president has declared the famine ravaging the country a national disaster. There has been little response from the world.  Drought is a natural calamity that can happen anywhere, but what makes it more deadly in Somalia is the continued conflict that prevents relief aid from reaching the needy or makes it difficult for…