Home » Posts tagged with » Africa (Page 2)

CAR: New Armed Group Emerges as Threat – HRW

An armed group known as “Return, Reclamation, Rehabilitation”, or 3R has emerged in the Central African Republic , killing at least 50 civilians and displacing around 17,000, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday. According to HRW, the group appeared in late 2015 to protect the minority Peul population, who are mostly Muslim cattle herders, from […]

Read More

Rwanda’s Opposition Leader to Run for President in 2017

The Rwandan opposition leader of the Democratic Green party, Frank Habineza, announced his intention for standing as a candidate in next year’s presidential election. He made the announcement this weekend after a meeting with party leaders in the capital, Kigali. “I have accepted your request to represent you as the presidential candidate for the upcoming […]

Read More

Tanzania: President Promises to Continue Crusade against Corruption

Tanzania’s president, John Magufuli vowed to continue his fight against corruption in his ruling party, threatening to have “no mercy” for anyone giving or taking bribes. Nicknamed “the bulldozer” for his style of leadership, Tanzania’s President has earned himself credibility and acclaim, both in and outside Tanzania, for his fight against corruption. He has started […]

Read More

Morocco Extends Emergency Assistance to Sub-Saharans Expelled from Algeria

Morocco has extended emergency humanitarian assistance to the Sub-Saharan migrants who were deported by Algeria over the past few days and who are currently stranded in a center in the North of Niger. The aid was sent upon directives from King Mohammed VI to come to the rescue of these migrants who are in a […]

Read More

Cameroon Must Probe Deaths of pro-Anglophone Protesters – Amnesty

Rights watchdog, Amnesty International, on Sunday urged authorities in Cameroon to investigate the use of excessive and unnecessary force that led to the death of between two and four people during a protest in the north western city of Bamenda. At least two people were killed in clashes between police and protesters from the English-speaking […]

Read More

Gambia: Jammeh’s historical rival freed on bail

Ousainou Darboe, leader of the United Democratic Party (UDP) has been released on bail along with 18 other detainees few days after President Jammeh conceded defeated in December 1 elections. Darboe and the other men were arrested in April for taking part in a demonstration over the alleged death of activist in custody, reports say. […]

Read More

Cameroon: Anglophone teachers, lawyers embark on indefinite strike

Anglophone teachers and lawyers in Cameroon have embarked on an indefinite nationwide strike on Monday, accusing the government of trying to marginalise them by imposing the French language on their schools and courts. The teachers complain that official documents are often only published in French, even though English is also an official language. Police said […]

Read More

Moroccan-Nigerian Cooperation Getting off to a Flying Start

Cooperation relations between Morocco and Nigeria which have been hibernating for many years are getting off to a flying start with the historic visit King Mohammed VI is paying to Nigeria. As is the case whenever the Moroccan monarch makes trips to African countries, the Royal visit highlighted by the signing of some 16 agreements, […]

Read More

Senegalese sculptor Ousmane Sow dies at 81

Senegalese sculptor Ousmane Sow, who earned an international reputation for his expressive sculptures of the Nuba, Masai and other African peoples, died on Thursday in Dakar, Senegal, the culture minister said. He was 81. The Senegalese people “are losing one of their most emblematic figures” — a man who was “admired everywhere,” Minister Mbagnick Ndiaye […]

Read More

Uganda closes schools backed by Bill Gates and Facebook CEO

Authorities in Ugandan have ordered the closure of a chain of for-profit international schools backed by Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg over concerns about poor sanitation and teaching. According to Ugandan high court, Bridge International Schools (BIA) was not licensed properly, provided unsanitary spaces and relied on unqualified teachers. Parents, students […]

Read More