Africa

May 4 (GIN) – At a meeting with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, Secretary of State John F. Kerry this week pledged an extra $45 million for the U.N. which is sheltering over a half million...

May 4 (GIN) - Boko Haram, fleeing to a new hideout, has abandoned hundreds of women and girls in the Sambisa forest where the high school girls from Chibok were initially taken over one year ago....

May 4 (GIN) – A video that caught an Israeli police officer and a volunteer shoving and punching a black soldier in uniform outraged members of the Ethiopian Jewish community and set off a clash...

Power hungry Burundi's Nkuruziza--could he spark regional killings?

Joseph Ochieno, a member of the Uganda People's Congress party (UPC) political party who's...

Weyi

[Africa: Commentary]It’s been said that the only thing worse than being talked about, is not being talked about at all.

The plight of...

Apr. 27 (GIN) – Nigeria’s president-elect is already making waves with his pledge to attack corruption, starting with the missing $20 billion allegedly swiped from the Nigerian National Petroleum...

Apr. 27 (GIN) – The practice of denying children without visas or with refugee parents admission to South African public schools has helped foment the current rash of xenophobia, critics of the...

Apr. 27 (GIN) –Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza, overriding objections to an ill-advised third term, now faces a growing popular movement to oust him after his term ends this coming June.

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U.S. backing for Museveni since Ronald Reagan was in office

[Africa: Uganda Election Analysis]

Once again, Ugandans are being summoned to...

Museveni advisor Nagenda-- too much truth for his own liking? Photo: Observer.ug

[Africa: Commentary]

Last Saturday, John Nagenda devoted a...

Three sitting presidents in the Great Lakes Region of Africa are doing their best to stay in power beyond constitutional term limits. They include Burundi's Pierre...

Apr. 19 (GIN) – On Earth Day, Apr. 22, Kenyan activist Phyllis Omido will take the stage in Washington DC to receive the Goldman Environmental Prize for her efforts to defend her community from...

Apr. 19 (GIN) – An Anglo-Nigerian writer has respectfully urged Pope Francis to look beyond Armenia for the first genocide of the 20th century.

In an essay in the British Guardian, David...

Apr. 19 (GIN) – Shocking images of South Africans beating foreign-born residents residing in Durban, Johannesburg and other parts stunned the continent which had taken a message of brotherhood...

Gen. Nyakairima -- military strategy neutralized by nakedness

[Resisting Land Grab]

Faced with armed soldiers they believe want to evict...

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