Africa

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… »

11.12.2016

The 2016 presidential election in the Gambia

The 2016 presidential election in the Gambia

The Gambia presidential election of 2016 was held on the 1 december 2016. In a surprise result, opposition candidate Adama Barrow defeated long-term incumbent Yahya Jammeh. The election marks the first change of presidency in the Gambia since a military coup in 1994, and the first transfer of power by… »

11.12.2016

Global Humanitarian Appeal for 2017 Requires Record $22.2 Billion in Funding

Global Humanitarian Appeal for 2017 Requires Record $22.2 Billion in Funding

The world is facing a humanitarian crisis that will require a record $22.2 billion in funding for 2017 to support nearly 93 million of the most vulnerable and marginalized people, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on 5 December 2016 said as it launched a… »

29.11.2016

Repression and Nonviolent Resistance in Africa’s Last Colony

Repression and Nonviolent Resistance in Africa’s Last Colony

By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan OCCUPIED WESTERN SAHARA—Sultana Khaya’s eyes don’t match perfectly. One of them is artificial. In 2007, a Moroccan police officer rammed his baton into her eye socket while she was peacefully protesting with fellow college students. He then gouged her eye out with… »

25.11.2016

Kenya embraces solar to meet energy needs

Kenya embraces solar to meet energy needs

Nearly 70 percent of the Kenyan population relies on costly and environmentally damaging energy sources. But a green transtion is underway, as ever more Kenyans turn to solar power to meet their daily energy needs. Peter Theuri is busy tending his crops in central Kenya’s Kiambu County. Slung over one… »

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