Category archives for: Africa

History Made as DRC Rebel Group Embraces Peace

Kinshasa, DRC, August 20, 2019//- In an unprecedented development, a rebel group in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has allowed humanitarian organisations access to regions in which the militia operates.

Domestic Trial for Al-Bashir Resumes

Khartoum, Sudan, August 19, 2019// – As his trial on corruption charges began on Sunday, calls are mounting for the former Sudanese president, Omar al-Bashir, to face justice for alleged crimes under international law.

How Government Bias Can Fuel Communal Conflicts in Africa

Emma Elfversson, Uppsala University August 19, 2019//-Each year, violent communal conflict between groups is witnessed in a number of African countries. It is often organised along identity lines.

All You Need to Know About the Clash Between Kenyatta and His Deputy

There is a growing divide between President Kenyatta and Deputy Ruto, highlighted by a recent corruption scandal. August 18, 2019//-Nairobi, Kenya – In Kenya, a showdown could end the political alliance between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto.

UN Probe Finds Sudan Staff Member Solicited Bribes From Refugees

August 16, 2019//-An internal UN refugee agency investigation into allegations of corruption in its Sudan resettlement operations has determined that a staff member abused their power by soliciting bribes from refugees.

150 Albinos Killed in Southern Africa Violence

Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, August 16, 2019//-Southern African Development Community (SADC) leaders meeting in Tanzania have been urged to intensify efforts to protect the people living with albinism.

EXCLUSIVE: Interests Conflicted in Angola’s Selective Graft War

 Luanda, Angola, August 15, 2019//-The conflict of interest furore besetting one of Angola’s richest entrepreneurs, serving as a provincial governor, is contrary to the assurance made by the new administration to fight corruption.

Migrants Rescued but Remain Stranded at Sea

Tripoli, Libya, August 15, 2019//-Europe has been urged to allow the immediate disembarkation of more than 500 people recently rescued on the Central Mediterranean but remaining stranded at the sea.

EXCLUSIVE: Citizens Allege Smear Campaign Against Ramaphosa

Polokwane, South Africa, August 13, 2019// – Some South Africans believe President Cyril Ramaphosa is being unfairly targeted after his campaign for the presidency of the ruling party received financial backing.

Activists’ Abuse Exposes Angola’s Sham Pledge to Peace

Luanda, Angola, August 13, 2019// – Angola, despite purported willingness to engage in peace-building and stability around the world, the southern African nation is in its backyard violating the same human rights principles it pledges adherence to.

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