Africa

Angolan Editor Carlos Alberto Sentenced To Fine, 2

Saturday, September 18, 2021
New York, September 17, 2021 ndash; Angolan authorities should not contest the appeal of journalist Carlos Alberto against his prison sentence and fine, and should stop pursuing criminal defamation cases against members of the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On September ...

Somalia accuses Djibouti of detaining ex-intelligence chief

Friday, September 17, 2021
A tense political dispute between Somalia rsquo;s president and prime minister threatened to broaden into a regional crisis on Friday after the president accused neighboring Djibouti of unlawfully detaining his former national intelligence chief. Djibouti rsquo;s foreign minister, Mahmoud Ali You ...

Somali President Suspends Prime Minister’s Executive Powers In Escalating Row

Thursday, September 16, 2021
Somalia 39;s president said on Thursday he had withdrawn the executive powers of the prime minister, the latest twist in a feud that has plunged the country into a deep political crisis. The move by President Mo ...

Tanzanian Authorities Suspend Raia Mwema Newspaper For 1 Month

Thursday, September 16, 2021
Nairobi, September 15, 2021 mdash; Tanzanian authorities should immediately rescind the suspension of the Raia Mwema newspaper and cease banning media outlets, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. In

Somalia’s Politicians Play With Fire – Again

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Rival security forces came close to blows in Mogadishu amid a clash between the president and prime minister. These tensions are blocking the path to elections. International actors should name spoilers and wield sanctions against those who keep pushing Somalia to the edge of conflict. Af ...

Africa: Escaping 9/11’s Long Shadow

Friday, September 10, 2021
In many African countries, jihadists are making gains. As part of our series The Legacy of 9/11 and the War on Terror , Comfort Ero and Murithi Mutiga say options for stemming the tide should include opening lines of communication to those militants pursuing local goals. Since mid-July, ...

Why is the Nation State of Ethiopia Under Attack? Is Regime Change on the Agenda

Wednesday, September 8, 2021
https://youtu.be/-2gWSg7hgVo Please watch the above interview from August 24, 2021 with with myself, and Deacon Yoseph Tafari, Chairman of the Ethiopian American Civic Council, on ETV rsquo;s weekly show, ldquo;Addis Dialogue. rdquo; We discuss the the current conflict in Tigray an ...

Eritrea: Transforming Communities Through Literacy

Sunday, August 29, 2021
ldquo;Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world, rdquo; former South African President Nelson Mandela, one of the greatest leaders of our time and recognized by the United Nations as a champion of peace and reconciliation, once said. While education compr ...

'our Goal Is Speedy Vaccination Of 800 Million Africans' —Benedict Okey Oramah,

Thursday, August 26, 2021
Benedict Okey Oramah, President of Afreximbank and Chairman, Board of Trustees of the African Union COVID-19 Response Fund Professor Benedict Oramah wears many hats. He is the President of the Africa Export and Import Bank (Afreximbank), the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of t ...

When Burundian Journalist Jean Bigirimana Disappeared, His Colleagues Tried To S

Friday, August 13, 2021
Five years ago, Abbas Mbazumutima led a team of journalists from the independent Burundian news outlet Iwacu in investigating a story no reporter should ever have to write mdash; about the July 22, 2016
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