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oppressive laws curtailing human rights including the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly,

Photo: Amnesty International

Despite Gambian President Adama Barrow’s pledge to reform the country nearly five years ago, oppressive laws curtailing human rights including the rights to...

 President of Democratic Republic of Congo, Félix-Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo

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The President of Democratic Republic of Congo, Félix-Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo, asked for United Nations Member States to “materialize all the promises made to Africa...

Sudan’s fragile political transition has been plunged into uncertainty after a reported coup attempt by soldiers

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Sudan’s fragile political transition has been plunged into uncertainty after a reported coup attempt by soldiers loyal to the former autocrat Omar al-Bashir, who was...

Cameroon’s authorities should ensure accountability for their security forces’ crackdown on opposition leaders, supporters and p

Photos: Crisis Group

Cameroon’s authorities should ensure accountability for their security forces’ crackdown on opposition leaders, supporters and peaceful protesters in September 2020,...

Paul Rusesabagina, a Rwandan opposition leader, was found guilty of terrorism

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Commenting after Paul Rusesabagina, a Rwandan opposition leader, was found guilty of terrorism and sentenced to 25 years in prison in the Rwandan capital Kigali Monday,...

Paul Rusesabagina, a businessman whose role in saving more than 1,000 lives during the 1994 genocide inspired the film Hotel Rwa

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Paul Rusesabagina, a businessman whose role in saving more than 1,000 lives during the 1994 genocide inspired the film Hotel Rwanda, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison...

Conde

Ousted Guinea president Conde. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

[Aluta Continua!]

 

Harold Acemah

Guinea has been in the news lately because of a...

Angolan authorities should not contest the appeal of journalist Carlos Alberto

Photos: Facebook

New York, September 17, 2021 – Angolan authorities should not contest the appeal of journalist Carlos Alberto against his prison sentence and fine, and should stop pursuing...

South Africa's top court on Friday dismissed a bid by former president Jacob Zuma to overturn his 15-month jail sentence

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JOHANNESBURG, Sept 17 (Reuters) - South Africa's top court on Friday dismissed a bid by former president Jacob Zuma to overturn his 15-month jail sentence for contempt of...

killed the leader of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara, Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi, (above)

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Emmanuel Macron has said French military forces have killed the leader of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara, Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi, (above) claiming “another major...

Tanzanian authorities should immediately rescind the suspension of the Raia Mwema newspaper

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Nairobi, September 15, 2021 — Tanzanian authorities should immediately rescind the suspension of the Raia Mwema newspaper and cease banning media outlets, the Committee to...

Dictator Museveni

Ugandan military dictator Gen. Yoweri Museveni. Photo: Facebook.

Journalist David Lamb wrote in his book, “The Africans”: “Uganda no longer exists today as a viable nation. It has...

Orphans of a security guard at Achioli quarters, the last forgotten IDP camp

The author (in blue shirt), with the family of children headed by Janet Lamaro (in red T-shirt).

“Good afternoon daddy. I hope you are doing well. They said that we, who are in the last...

It was recently reported that young men are taking up arms in Ethiopia’s Amhara region

Photos: YouTube\Twitter

Far from being a war waged in a distant land, news of the continued conflict in Ethiopia hits very close to home. And not just for me, but for over a million...

 Louis Armstrong unwittingly became party to secret cold war manoeuvres by the US in Africa, including in the Congo.

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A new book, White Malice, by author Susan Williams reveals how jazz musician Louis Armstrong unwittingly became party to secret cold war maneuvers by the US in Africa,...

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