Africa

African Civil Society’s Letter to the United Nations Security Council on the Ongoing Situation in Ethiopia

Sixteen Africa-based civil society organizations sent a concerned letter on Ethiopia’s ongoing conflict in the northern part of the country to the UN Security Council. In the letter, sent on May 18, 2022, the concerned civil societies said that despite…

The Horn of Africa needs urgent help to cope with the worst drought in 40 years

Fifteen million people are currently suffering from water shortages, which are expected to reach 20 million soon. Humanitarian organisations continue to call for increased aid to the region. The drought in the Horn of Africa, the worst in 40 years,…

Is This the End of the French Project in Africa’s Sahel?

On May 15, 2022, the military junta in Mali announced that it would no longer be part of the G5 Sahel platform. The G5 Sahel was created in Nouakchott, Mauritania, in 2014, and brought together the governments of Burkina Faso,…

Why African Elites Need Honorary Medals for Corruption

Without a doubt, Africa’s political history has indeed documented that power collapses, absolute power collapses absolutely. The worst scenario is political power fraught with deep-seated corruption, lack of transparency, and lack of public accountability. This has been the case, over…

The scourge of human trafficking in Ghana

It seems like only yesterday that Cissy, 25, was lured by a man claiming to be a travel agent who promised her the opportunity of a high-paying job. “Because I am a young woman who comes from a normal family…

Mali’s Military Ejects France but Faces Serious Challenges

On May 2, 2022, a statement was made by Mali’s military spokesperson Colonel Abdoulaye Maïga on the country’s national television, where he said that Mali was ending the defense accords it had with France, effectively making the presence of French…

Russia Dealing with Neo-Colonialism in Africa

The United States, European Union and their Pacific allies’ sanctions are truely fast-driving Russia towards Africa. As the sanctions bite, Russia continues stepping up to realign with Africa, steadily stemming its policy with mountainous pledges of helping with sustainable development,…

In the face of renewed fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo, East African Community urges rebel factions to peace talks

At a meeting in the Kenyan capital, the governments of five of the seven countries belonging to the East African Community launched a plan to prevent the outbreak of a new armed conflict in the North Kivu region in the…

South Sudanese villagers asked to hand in their weapons

Authorities in the central state of Warrap, South Sudan, today reiterated their call for civilians to turn in hundreds of weapons in their possession, in order to reduce communal violence in the territory. The appeal by the state governor, General…

Yemen: ‘Light at the end of the tunnel’ as first nationwide truce in six years continues

A UN brokered two-month renewable truce between the warring parties in Yemen is holding, Special Envoy Hans Grundberg told the Security Council on Thursday, providing “light at the end of the tunnel”, and the possibility of a lasting peace. The first…

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