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South Sudan: Seize this chance for peace

Jan Egeland;  Secretary-general of the Norwegian Refugee Council     In the coming weeks South Sudan’s leadership, the opposition, and...

The legacy of autocratic rule in Tanzania – from Nyerere to life under Magufuli

For example, the creation of the United Republic in 1964 was the outcome of a bloody revolutionin Zanzibar. And the forced resettlement of the...

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,...

Sierra Leone's Disaster Was Caused by Neglect, Not Nature By Lansana Gberie

The New York Times, Aug. 20, 2017 http://tinyurl.com/ycxqmoxr The calamity that struck Sierra Leone on Aug. 14, when Sugarloaf, the conical mountain overlooking the capital, Freetown,...

Africa’s Pivotal Role in the Successful Implementation of China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR) Vision

Africa has been one of the integrally important regions regarding the successful implementation of China’s ambitious One Belt One Road (OBOR) project. Just as...

An Off-the-Record Genocide: Global Resource Extraction Economy Provides Incentives to Destroy DR Congo Indigenous Groups

By Deborah S. Rogers On April 27, 2017, a hapless cow wandered off-course during a seasonal cattle drive in the Democratic Republic of the...

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...

G20: The Second Berlin War Against Africa

“China is there not to fight Africa's battles, but its own.” Germany holds this year's presidency of the G20. On 12-13 June, 2017, the German...

Obama and Clinton brought slavery to Libya

The deliberate destruction of Libya was a war crime by all standards of international law. That country was just one victim of the American...

A Review of ‘I Am Not Your Negro’

( PG – 13, 1h 33mins, 17 Feb 2017(USA), Directed by Raoul Peck)     The nominee for the best documentary feature at the 89th academy awards,...

Red Cross Built Exactly 6 Homes for Haiti with Nearly Half A Billion Dollars in Donations

By Justin Elliott and Laura Sullivan on June 16, 2017 Photo: Marie Arago for ProPublica The neighborhood of Campeche sprawls up a steep hillside in Haiti’s...

Dishonoring Uganda’s Refugees By HELEN C. EPSTEIN

NEW YORK – When United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres traveled to Uganda earlier this month, his stated mission – to raise billions of dollars...

As Deadline to Leave Saudi Arabia Nears, Ethiopian Workers Trapped Between Two Bad Choices

Thousands of Ethiopian migrant workers in Saudi Arabia have pleaded to the Ethiopian government to expedite their return by helping them prepare documents to...

The 1944 Thiaroye Massacre in Senegal, a Shameful Episode of the French Colonial Period in Africa Written by Abdoulaye Bah

On December 1, 1944, an unspeakable tragedy took place at the military camp of Thiaroye, a small village in the suburbs of Dakar. Thirty-five...

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