Category archives for: Africa

South Sudan Peace Deal Deadline Looms as Questions Linger on Financial Transparency

Juba, South Sudan, February 17, 2020//- Unresolved key issues could still prevent South Sudan’s rival parties from meeting a looming deadline to form a coalition government, while a lack of transparency over how tens of millions of dollars have been spent on forging peace is raising further concerns.

Nearly 60,000 Cameroonian Refugees Flee to Nigeria

Geneva, Switzerland, February 13, 2020/ — Almost 8,000 Cameroonian refugees have fled to Nigeria’s eastern and southern states of Taraba and Cross Rivers over the past fortnight. 

U.S Partners with Kenya to Launch First Overseas Joint Terrorism Task Force

Washington D.C., United States of America, February 11, 2020/ — The Department of State and Federal Bureau of Investigation have partnered together to assist Kenya in creating the first Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) to be located outside of the United States.

Will Bold Landmark Election Ruling Improve Malawian Democracy?

Peter Mutharika during his inauguration as the President of Malawi last May. A court has annnulled his election. Amos Gumulira/AFP via Getty Images Michael Wahman, Michigan State University February 11, 2020//-The Constitutional Court in Lilongwe, Malawi, recently delivered its anxiously anticipated ruling in the much covered presidential election case.

Why Upcoming Polls In Cameroon Won’t End the Violence

A woman casts her ballot during Cameroon’s 2018 presidential elections. Nic Bothma/EPA Gabriel Ngah Kiven, University of Johannesburg and Cheryl Hendricks, Human Sciences Research Council February 8, 2020//-Cameroonians head for the polls this weekend against the backdrop of the armed conflict that broke out in October 2017 in the country’s Anglophone North West and South […]

Daniel arap Moi: The Making Of a Kenyan ‘Big Man’

Daniel Arap Moi Wikimedia Gabrielle Lynch, University of Warwick February 5, 2020//-Daniel arap Moi – Kenya’s president from 1978 to 2002 – has died at the grand age of 95.

Democracy Triumphs in Malawi After Poll Outcome Is Nullified

Lilongwe, Malawi, February 4, 2020//-The unprecedented decision by the Constitutional Court in Malawi to annul the May 2019 election outcome is a victory for democracy in the Southern African country hailed as a model of peace and stability in the continent.

UN Agencies Raise Alarm: Millions Face Hunger In Central Sahel

Dakar, Senegal, February 3, 2020// — The number of people facing a critical lack of food and vital livelihood opportunities in the Central Sahel has spiked in one year due to rising insecurity and climatic shocks.

Trump’s Extended Ban On Muslims Causes a Stir

Abuja, Nigeria, February 3, 2020//- Religious and church groups have condemned the decision by the United States (US) to expand a ban imposed on travelers from predominantly Muslim countries.

African Countries On Red Alert Amid Corona-virus Risk

Johannesburg, South Africa, January 29, 2020//- African countries are stepping up surveillance efforts following the emergence of the first suspected cases of the deadly Novel coronavirus outbreak in the continent this week.

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