Category archives for: Africa

Mali Coup: Bah Ndaw Sworn in as Civilian Leader

September 25, 2020//-Mali’s new president has been sworn into office, five weeks after the overthrow of Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta

Mali Junta Names Interim President

September 23, 2020//-The Malian junta that seized power in a military coup in August has granted the country’s interim presidency to a  civilian, part of conditions set by regional bloc Ecowas.

DRC Focus: Growing Pains

September 19, 2020//-With the Covid-19 pandemic hurting the economy, continued instability in the east and a political tug-of-war at the heart of government, the young administration of Félix Tshisekedi is trying to impose its will, seeking allies at home and abroad.

Steps Sudan Must Take to Prevent Future Flood Destruction

Sudanese people carry their belongings through the flood waters. Isam Al-Haj/AFP via Getty Images Abdelrahim Salih, Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University September 18, 2020//-In Sudan, record floods and heavy rains have so far killed hundreds of people and displaced over 500,000. A committee tasked with dealing with the ramifications of the floods warned that […]

UN Staff in Uganda Accused of Sexual Abuse and Exploitation

Kampala, Uganda, September 17, 2020//-The United Nations has launched an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse and the exploitation of vulnerable women by members of its staff in Uganda’s drought-stricken northeastern Karamoja region.

Cote d’Ivoire Court Clears President’s Third-term Bid As Fresh Violence Erupts

September 16, 2020//-Cote d’Ivoire’s top court on Monday cleared the path for President Alassane Ouattara to seek a contentious third term, as protests turned violent in several cities and fears grew of a repeat of the conflict that claimed 3,000 lives in the West African country a decade ago.

Lebanon: Massive Fire Erupts in Beirut Port Area

September 10, 2020//-A massive fire is raging at the port of Lebanon’s capital, Beirut, a little more than a month after a huge explosion devastated the port facilities and surrounding area.

Kenyan Women Lead Fight Against Police Violence

Nairobi, Kenya, September 3, 2020//-The confrontation was caught on film. As three armed policemen try to pull Wanjira Wanjiru away, she clings to the wing-mirror of a parked car and refuses to move.

Sudan Peace Deal with Rebel Groups Signals Lasting Change

September 2, 2020//-Sudan’s transitional government on Monday signed a peace deal with rebel groups, in what donors and activists said signals a permanent end to the decades-old civil war.

COVID-19 Fallout Drives Tunisians to Italy Despite Deportations

September 1, 2020//-Driven partly by increased hardship as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, almost three times as many Tunisian migrants have crossed the Mediterranean Sea to Italy already this year than did so in all of 2019.

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