Africa

Guinean Police Detain, Question Journalist Mamadou

Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Dakar, June 28, 2022 mdash; Guinean authorities should drop any ongoing investigation into journalist Mamadou Sagnane and ensure that the press can work freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday. On June 15, police in the north-central town of Dinguiraye summoned Sagnane, a repor ...

Considering Political Engagement With Al-shabaab In Somalia

Tuesday, June 21, 2022
The war with Al-Shabaab rsquo;s Islamist insurgency has dragged on for fifteen years. As it reviews its options, Somalia rsquo;s new government should look into what room there might be for dialogue with the group. The alternative is more fighting with no end in sight. What rsquo;s new? ...

Sierra Leone Journalist Sorie Saio Sesay Detained For 6 Days

Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Abuja, June 14, 2022 ndash; Authorities in Sierra Leone should drop their investigation into journalist Sorie Saio Sesay, return his mobile phone, and allow him to work freely, the Committee to Protect Journalist said Tuesday. On May 26, police officers in the northwestern Kamakwie district arre ...

CPJ Joins Call For Commonwealth Leaders To Urge Rwanda To Respect Human Rights

Tuesday, June 14, 2022
On June 10, the Committee to Protect Journalists joined 23 other civil society organizations in a letter expressing ldquo;grave concerns rdquo; about the human rights si ...

Time To End Clap-Trap About ‘Debt-Trap Diplomacy’ In Africa!

Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Africa rsquo;s Bigger Worry Is Western Bondholders-Study Finds, an article in the South China Morning Pos ...

Growing Hunger, High Food Prices In Africa Don’t Have To Become Worse Tragedy

Sunday, June 12, 2022
FAO/C. Marinheiro The cascading global events of the 2020s seems to have no end in sight. The once-in-a-century pandemic (COVID-19) has been followed by the destructive Russian invasion in Ukraine, strong inflationary pressures around the world linked, ominously, to a surge in global food an ...

Two Years After The Killing Of George Floyd, Urgency To End Racial Inequalities

Sunday, June 12, 2022
On May 14, 2022, in Buffalo, New York, a white supremacist livestreamed his terrorist attack against black people at a local supermarket killing ten, injuring three others, yelling racial slurs during the incident. 11 of the victims were black. The killer endorsed the far-right Great Replacement ...

For the Development of Africa: Know and Apply Franklin Roosevelt’s Credit Policy

Friday, June 10, 2022
https://youtu.be/Wt3S188Qa6U?t=6 Please watch my one hour and twenty minute presentation in the video above, and read the transcript. President Roosevelt used the Reconstruction Finance Corporation to bring the U.S. economy back to life from the Great Depres ...

Former Spy Chief Doubles-down On Ikran Tahlil Murder

Wednesday, June 8, 2022
The former director of Somalia 39;s National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) and current Member of Parliament, Yasin Farey, spoke publicly for the first time about the controversial killing of NISA cybersecurity agent Ikran Tahlil. In an interview with SMS Somali TV, Farey reinforced NISA ...

African Nations Desperately Need Energy For Economic Growth

Wednesday, June 8, 2022
My colleague, PD Lawton, creator of: africanagenda.net, has authored an excellent article on the energy needs of Africa, and South Africa in particular, published by ESI-Africa-(see above). She makes an excellent case for ...
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