Tag Archives: African Union

Africa clamps down on churches

Prophet TB Joshua‘s SCORN commands a huge following in Africa By Pumza Fihlani What will stop the rise in bogus preachers in Africa? S [...]

Western Sahara seek EU Court assistance

Western Sahara: Africa‘s last colony takes struggle for self-determination to European courts Country has suffered from being bounded [...]

South Sudan – Greece

Nakout’s Great Escape Having survived life as a sex slave, a daring escape from her captors and a gruelling journey across land and sea, N [...]

Burundi to fight AU Peace Force

Burundi crisis: Pierre Nkurunziza threatens to fight AU peacekeepers Image copyrightAPImage captionPolitical violence has been escalating in [...]

Tanzania criticises film documenting attacks on albinos for witchcraft

BY ELLEN WULFHORST  The Tanzanian government has criticised a documentary about attacks on albinos that opens in the United States on Frida [...]

Mogadishu resurfaces?

    By Staff Reporter Mogadishu used to be hell. Now it’s coming back to life’ A man loads blocks of ice onto a cart i [...]

Obama warns power hungry African leaders

By Staff Reporter       Mr Obama’s address ends his visit to Africa US President Barack Obama has warned that Africa co [...]

Trial of Chad’s former dictator ushers in new hope for African democracy

By Staff Reporter  It gives hope to torture victims across the continent  On a long, dark night in 1988, in a stinking prison cell in N’ [...]

“I am also a victim like Dzamara”-Mkhululi Chimoio denies all links

By Kelvin Mupungu  Itai Dzamara is a stain in the eyes of Zanu PF and government. Dead or alive, he fights on South African based Zimbabwea [...]

Al-Bashir, the SALC and Jonathan Moyo: When attack is the only defence

By Staff Reporter The Southern African Litigation Centre, another of those do-good civil society initiatives attempting to keep the governme [...]

South Africa policies drift towards Zimbabwe

South Africa’s government will review its membership in the International Criminal Court in the wake of a dispute with the court over [...]

Sudan President Al-Bashir Barred From Leaving South Africa

By Staff Reporter Sudanese President Umar al-Bashir casts his vote at a polling station in Khartoum on April 13. Photographer: Ashraf Shazly [...]

Africa to create TFTA free-trade zone

By Staff Reporter   The pact involves 26 countries from the three trade block from Cape Town to Cairo Africa‘s largest free-trade [...]

Kenyan mosque in Garissa briefly taken by al-Shabaab

By Staff Reporter Al-Shabab militants have been battling African Union forces in Somalia Militants from the Islamist group al-Shabab briefly [...]

Obama’s nomination of Gayle Smith for USAID is rankling Africa watchers

By Staff Reporter The wrong kind of democrat?(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) President Obama’s decision to tap top White House aide Gayle S [...]

War criminal al Bashir wins by 94% and goes chances of peace in Darfur

By Staff Reporter Sudan‘s Bashir re-election condemns Darfur to more suffering In the hills and caves of Jebel Marra, a fifth term for [...]

The brutal murder of Emmanuel Sithole

  By Staff Reporter Mozambique national Emmanuel Sithole collapses on the pavement after he was attacked by men in Alexandra township i [...]

al Shabaab stones a woman to death for adultery

By Staff Reporter (Warning! Video contains graphic images of Stoning) Somali militants stone woman to death over adultery.Somali al Shabaab [...]

Uganda foils Shabaab cell plotting ‘imminent attack’

By Staff Reporter Police spokesman Fred Enanga said forces had “made arrests” but gave no details of how many people had been de [...]

al Shabaab leader killed in US drone attack?

By Staff Reporter ©AP Dozens were killed when al-Shabaab gunmen attacked an upmarket mall in Kenya in September 2013 US military forces hav [...]

Africa must not make this a begging forum #USA-AfricaSummit

By Staff Reporter The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit blog series is a collection of posts discussing efforts to strengthen ties between the Un [...]

Has Kenya Destroyed the ICC?

By MICHELA WRONG The author is a trustee of Human Rights Watch’s Africa Division, serving in an independent, advisory capacity.   [...]

Al-Shabaab besiege Somalia’s presidential palace

By Staff Reporter Print Somali soldiers stand guard around the presidential palace in Mogadishu on February 21, 2014. Somalia‘s Islami [...]

African leaders vote themselves immunity from new human rights court

By Staff Reporter Heads of state at African Union summit vote to strip the African court of justice and human rights of power to prosecute t [...]

UN Chief welcomes AU declaration of “2016 African Year of Human Rights” with focus on “Rights of Women”

By Staff Reporter Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the 23rd African Union (AU) Summit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. UN Photo/Eskinder [...]

Al-Shabaab planning attacks in Djibouti-UK

By Staff Reporter Somali insurgents linked to al-Qaida said to be preparing to attack targets including ‘western interests ‘ Al- [...]

East Africa braces for World Cup terror attacks

By Staff Reporter . Somali and Ethiopian nationals arrested as part of a crackdown on terrorism by Kenyan national security officers sit in [...]

Illicit financial flows-Africa’s new imperialism?

By Staff Reporter Special Report The Relevance of Curtailing Illicit Financial Flows  The African Union Commission (AUC) has turned the spo [...]

‘Poor Africa has to get her head in the right direction’-Farakhan

By Staff Reporter   During the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s 1997 World Friendship Tour that included Liberia, he proclaimed e [...]

‘They Just Stood Watching’ in Darfur.A failed UN mission.

By Staff Reporter SPECIAL REPORT After the Darfur genocide, the United Nations sent in 20,000 peacekeepers with a single mission — to [...]

Muslims being terminally eliminated in CAR.UN calls for more troop deployment.

By Staff Reporter  He says the international community must act fast to stop the killing and protect the civilian population following a co [...]
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