Africa

14.03.2017

New Evidence Confirms Risk That Mideast May Become Uninhabitable

New Evidence Confirms Risk That Mideast May Become Uninhabitable

By Baher Kamal New evidence is deepening scientific fears, advanced few years ago, that the Middle East and North Africa risk becoming uninhabitable in a few decades, as accessible fresh water has fallen by two-thirds over the past 40 years. »

10.03.2017

The Indigenous ‘People of Wildlife’ Know How to Protect Nature

The Indigenous ‘People of Wildlife’ Know How to Protect Nature

By Baher Kamal In the northern part of Mount Kenya, there is an indigenous community — the Il Lakipiak Maasai (“People of Wildlife”) — which owns and operates the only community-owned rhino sanctuary in the country. They have managed to alleviate… »

03.03.2017

UN experts censure Germany for ‘Crimes against Africans’

UN experts censure Germany for ‘Crimes against Africans’

By Jutta Wolf for InDepthNews. United Nations experts have strongly criticised Germany for “crimes against Africans and people of African descent” adding that they are “deeply concerned about the human rights situation of people of African descent” in the country. “Germany’s crimes against Africans and people of African descent… »

25.02.2017

South Africa: Anti-immigrant protests erupt in Pretoria

South Africa: Anti-immigrant protests erupt in Pretoria

An anti-foreigner mob of about 1,000 people rampaged across South Africa’s capital city on Friday, assaulting and looting, in the latest dangerous escalation of tensions over immigration. The march nearly turned disastrous when the mob entered a Pretoria neighbourhood dominated by Somali and Nigerian migrants. Hundreds of foreigners confronted the mob,… »

25.02.2017

Cameroon expels 500 Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram

Cameroon expels 500 Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram

Thousands of Nigerians have been displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees said it was “very concerned” after 517 Nigerians were expelled, including 313 who had requested asylum. As of February 17, more than 61,000 Nigerian refugees were at the Minawao camp in northeast Cameroon, but… »

24.02.2017

Of Arabs and Muslims and the Big Ban

Of Arabs and Muslims and the Big Ban

This article slightly updates a previous one that IPS had published regarding the recurrent confusion about who are Arabs and who, Muslims. Now that President Donald Trump’s decision to ban citizens of seven Muslim majority countries from entering the United States continues to drift into legal labyrinths about its legality–or… »

22.02.2017

The New Gambia

The New Gambia

After a noisy political impasse the Gambia experienced months ago, the country has decided: Democracy is reborn, Human rights are to be respected, The rule of law will prevail, There shall be no more violence, To be free. The president elect, Adama Barrow, after a long period spent in Dakar,… »

26.01.2017

Use of French in Cameroonian courts unleashes calls for independence

Use of French in Cameroonian courts unleashes calls for independence

By Anderline Amamgbo Protests have started In the majority English speaking southern region of Cameroon, demanding an end to the use of French in the courts and in the school system. The protests started in October 2016, When a group of English-speaking lawyers took to the streets of Bamenda, capital… »

18.01.2017

Five more ministers quit as the Gambian political crisis deepens

Five more ministers quit as the Gambian political crisis deepens

Outgoing President Yahya Jammeh still refuses to step down following defeat in last month’s presidential election, declaring a State of Emergency on the 17th of January, just 48 hours before his mandate expires. On State TV, Jammeh said the measure was necessary because of “the unprecedented and extraordinary amount of… »

17.01.2017

Tensions rise in the Gambia as Adama Barrow’s inauguration day approaches

Tensions rise in the Gambia as Adama Barrow’s inauguration day approaches

The Gambia is still in a serious political crisis. President Yahya Jammeh, defeated in last year’s election still insists that he is not going to step down when his terms expires on the 18th of January 2017. On the other hand, President-elect Adama Barrow has said he will be inaugurated… »

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