Africa

Apr. 21 (GIN) – As Zimbabwe marks its 34th year of independence from colonialism, singing star Thomas Mapfumo sent a salute “to the brave heroes and heroines who joined the war of liberation.”...

Apr. 21 (GIN) – Plagiarism by foreign manufacturers threatens to end Ghana’s standing as the maker of world-renowned textile patterns while the country becomes an importer of cheap imitations of...

Apr. 21 (GIN) - While divers conducted their final searches in Korea for the high school students drowned in a misguided ferry excursion, the whereabouts of over two hundred high school girls...

Many Baganda resent Obote and his legacy-- Gen. Museveni exploits this

{Global Commentary: Uganda]

Baganda Need Pragmatism To Address...

Gen. Yoweri Museveni -- can a man who claims to be the only "visionary" see need for reform?

[Global: Uganda]

Without a doubt Uganda is...

Left to right: Nyabuoy Gatbel, Kent Forte, Proprietor Harlem Wine Gallery, Nykhor Paul founder “We Are Nilotic” and Nuerqueen Chaany. Photo: Hakim Mutlaq...

Sam Kutesa

[Publisher's Commentary]

Who says corruption, tyranny, presidential bigotry and homophobic hate-mongering don't pay?

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Joyce Banda

Apr. 14 (GIN) – One of the few women presidents in Africa stands to lose her post in next month’s polls since foreign donors have cut off support from...

Apr. 14 (GIN) – Thirteen candidates are in the running for the presidency in this West African country which has yet to have an elected leader serve a full term since independence from Portugal in...

Apr. 14 (GIN) – As the May 7 election day in South Africa nears, former friends and allies of the ruling African National Congress are betting that voters will follow them out of the party or at...

Thabo Mbeki -- author says his proposal to decriminalize mass political atrocities is wrong

[Commentary]

In an opinion article in the New...

Gen. Museveni wants to extend his 28 years autocratic rule

[Commentary: Uganda]

Under Uganda laws, Presidential and Parliamentary elections...

Who killed Juvenal Habyarimana?

[Black Star News Commentary]

It's generally accepted that Bill Clinton opposed a vigorous international...

Educating young girls like these will empower women and spur growth in Africa. Photo: USAID

There is consensus at national and international levels that educating...

Rwandan President Paul Kagame and First Lady Janet Kagame lay a wreath at a genocide memorial in Kigali on April 7. (AFP/Simon Maina)

 

"Do not forget the...

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