Africa

Feb. 23 (GIN) – An early morning fire swept through the Kusasalethu gold mine, southwest of Johannesberg, trapping close to 500 workers on a Sunday shift.

The miners were more than 7,500...

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On Tuesday, February 17, 2015, the Ambassador of the Netherlands in Kigali, Ms. Leoni Cuelenaere, paid a visit to political prisoner and...

Helen Clark with Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma

At the end of a seven-day visit to Guinea, Liberia and...

Feb. 16 (GIN) - A full investigation will be conducted into multiple failures of accountability regarding the use of 5 million dollars in funds sent for the fight against Ebola, the government of...

Feb. 16 (GIN) – After a widely-published plea from Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan for U.S. combat troops in the fight against Boko Haram fighters, the U.S. African Command appears ready to...

Salvatore Kiir Mayardit and Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon -- Author says time for new mediator

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Peter Abdelrahman Sule the leader of...

Dr. Aggrey Kiyingi

Australia-based cardiologist, Dr. Aggrey Kiyingi, from Uganda, said he has not involved in or sponsoring the numerous murders of Muslim clerics...

Democracy Uganda-style: Government of Museveni, by Museveni, for Museveni

At the heart of most of the major crises in Africa is the excessive concentration of...

Feb. 9 (GIN) – In an unusual collaborative effort, a team of journalists from 45 countries has produced a blistering expose of a billionaires’ bank in Switzerland which was helping to place huge...

Feb. 8 (GIN) – For the first time since the end of June 2014, there have been fewer than 100 new cases of Ebola reported in a week in the three most affected countries.

That was the...

Feb. 9 (GIN) - In a mounting chorus of voices, Nigerians from north to south, from the diaspora and at home, both Christian and Muslim flooded Facebook, blogs, and Twitter, while turning out in...

Opening image of the BBC documentary "Rwanda's Untold Story"

A call for truth and justice in the African Great Lakes Region

(Published here for the...

Wole Soyinka weighs in on  Nigeria's "choices"

​What makes our situation especially galling is the fervid intrusion of some opportunistic sanitizers who bear...

Biram Ould Dah Ould Abeid

Mauritania is one of the few countries in the world where forms of slavery still exist today that look exactly as they did a hundred...

 

Gambia's President Jammeh

To help raise awareness and build international pressure, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights has released a briefing paper that...

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