Africa

Nov. 3 (GIN) – In a burst of pent-up anger, a youth-led movement overpowered the unpopular regime of Blaise Compaore of the West African nation of Burkina Faso, dashing hopes by the “President for...

Nov. 3 (GIN) –Announcing an immediate ban on legal and illegal farm evictions, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa set off a firestorm among the mostly white commercial farmers from the fertile...

Nov. 3 (GIN) - “I am a Liberian, not a virus.” That’s the loud and clear message of a campaign launched online by a group of Liberian women who refuse to be shamed by thoughtless outbreaks of...

Columnist believes quick change could be triggered in Uganda by event such as Gen. Museveni's purported scheme to have his son Brig. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, shown, replace him ...

Gen. David Sejusa-- ready for change

[Op-Ed: Commentary]

Subject: LAUNCH OF ONLINE GAZETTE AND WEBSITE

Fellow...

Uganda's Museveni -- is he next?

In Burkina Faso the youth have done what all the young people of Africa should do -- chase away from power thieving dictators who...

Anglo-Leasing: Kenyan attorney general Githu Muigai could learn something from Jesse Mashate

[Black Star Editorial]

Kenya's Attorney...

Youth Power in Burkina Faso ejected a dictator

[Black Star News Editorial]

Burkina Faso's dictator Blaise Compaore is the latest ruler to...

Comrades. Guy Scott -- Zambia's president for 90 days shares a laugh with Mugabe

[Publisher's Commentary]

Zambia...

Oct. 27 (GIN) – South African prosecutors announced plans this week to appeal the conviction and sentence given to athlete Oscar Pistorius for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, in what was...

Oct. 27 (GIN) – With media stoking fears of a spreading Ebola crisis, medical professionals and other experts have been taking pains to keep cool heads above the super-heated news frenzy.

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Oct. 27 (GIN) – The ruling Botswana Democratic Party won a majority of seats in parliamentary elections this past week, ensuring a second five year term for President Ian Khama whose party has...

Oct. 27 (GIN) – North African Tunisians whose rebellion sparked the so-called Arab Spring in 2011, turned out in force to elect a secular party - Nidaa Tounes – over the incumbent Islamist Ennahda...

We have praised Cuba on these pages for sending 461 doctors to West Africa to help combat the Ebola outbreak.  In a country with a population of just over 10 million, proportionately, this would...

Oct. 20 (GIN) –With frustration boiling over at government foot-dragging over the fate of 219 girls, kidnapped from a government secondary school in Chibok last April, the Nigerian government took...

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