Africa

Jun. 9 (GIN) - South African miners are holding out for a living wage in the longest strike against mining companies in the country’s history.

A Monday deadline set by the government was...

Jun. 9 (GIN) – Six days before Rwanda would explode in a genocidal bloodbath, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations saw the storm clouds on the horizon and pushed to send all...

Jun. 9 (GIN) – Is the social media campaign to bring back the abducted Nigerian schoolgirls an effective tool to win their freedom or just a novelty trending until the next big thing?

That’...

June 2 (GIN) - The West African nation of Niger has one of the highest rates of child marriage.

About a quarter of all girls are married by 15 and on the road to child-bearing. That rises...

June 2 (GIN) – Under heavy pressure from civil society, lawyers and human rights groups, police in Nigeria are poised to reverse their ban on protests by Nigerian citizens, mostly women, who are...

June 2 (GIN) – Ugandan opinion writer Charles Onyango-Obbo took up his pen this past week to denounce the deadly meltdown in the north African nation of Libya and the apparent neglect of that...

June 2 (GIN) – In his second try for elected office, Peter Mutharika captured the winning margin of victory and edged out Malawi’s first woman president – Joyce Banda.

The 74 year old...

Paul Kagame -- one man show

Statement from Marie Harf, Deputy Department Spokesperson, Office of the...

Gen. Yoweri Museveni

[Publisher's Commentary]

Uganda's dictator of 28 years Gen. Yoweri Museveni has weaved so many tales that he's now...

General Dau Aturjong Nyuol (File photo ST)

From Sudan Tribune

May 30, 2014 (NAIROBI) – A senior army...

Harvard University President Drew Faust

[Open Letter]

 

VIA REGULAR MAIL AND OPEN LETTER

Frederick M. Lawrence...

May 28 (GIN) – President Joyce Banda’s legacy may be cut short if a court fails to uphold her annulment of last week’s poll and schedule a new election in 90 days.

Banda, the second woman...

May 28 (GIN) – Almost a month after more than 200 boarding school girls were kidnapped by a militia group dressed as soldiers, a top Nigerian officer claimed to know exactly where the girls were...

May 27 (GIN) – Students and police clashed in the capital city of the West African nation of Niger this week over essential stipends held up by a school official. Police threw tear gas bombs at...

May 28 (GIN) – Legendary poetess Maya Angelou was renowned in Africa much as she was beloved in the country of her birth.

Comments on the website of the Mail&Guardian newspaper were...

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