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Angolan Muslims Denounce Human Rights Violations

Angolan Muslims Denounce Human Rights Violations

Aisha Lopes, the fashion designer, and her husband Angelica Bernardo da Costa (also known as Mujahid Kenyata) are Angolan nationals who converted to Islam in 1996. Aisha, a diabetic, was nursing her 26-day-old infant delivered via high-risk Caesarean surgery when security forces raided the family’s apartment at 5 am on December 2 nd , 2016. […]

The Trial Of One Of Africa’s Most Corrupt Politicians Shows That Fighting Graft Is Global

The Trial Of One Of Africa’s Most Corrupt Politicians Shows That Fighting Graft Is Global

For the past three weeks, in a crowded and sweltering Paris courtroom, the vice president of Equatorial Guinea has been on trial over allegations that he laundered tens of millions of dollars in France. Prosecutors allege that Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, known by the nickname “Teodorin,” earned around $80,000 per year as agriculture minister during the period […]

France Demands 3-Year Jail Term for Equatorial Guinea President’s Son

France Demands 3-Year Jail Term for Equatorial Guinea President’s Son

French prosecutors said on Wednesday they were seeking a three-year jail term and a 30 million euro fine for Equatorial Guinea’s Vice President Teodorin Obiang, on trial in absentia for embezzlement. The 48-year-old son of President Teodoro Obiang Nguema is charged with using money plundered from his country’s state coffers to fund a jet-set lifestyle […]

McKinsey’s latest report on Africa-China economic partnership challenges previous beliefs

McKinsey’s latest report on Africa-China economic partnership challenges previous beliefs

China is Africa’s largest economic partner. Yet it has been a challenge to understand the full extent of the partnership due to a dearth of data. A new report by McKinsey Africa (www.McKinsey.com) finds that its involvement is bigger and more multifaceted than previous studies suggest. Through a study conducted across eight countries that together […]

DRC-South Africa Talks – Zuma Unlikely to Pressure Kabila to Go to the Polls

DRC-South Africa Talks – Zuma Unlikely to Pressure Kabila to Go to the Polls

Observers and many of the Congolese diaspora in South Africa are hoping that President Jacob Zuma will tell DRC President Joseph Kabila it is time to go when they meet in Pretoria on Sunday. But this is unlikely. Kabila’s constitutionally-mandated second term expired last December but he remained in office, insisting that the DRC couldn’t […]

Congolese Threaten to Disrupt Zuma, Kabila Meeting in Pretoria

Congolese Threaten to Disrupt Zuma, Kabila Meeting in Pretoria

Members of the Congolese community in South Africa are threatening to disrupt a state visit by President Joseph Kabila because, they say, he is no longer legally in power in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Kabila is set to meet with President Jacob Zuma at the Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guest House in Pretoria on Sunday […]

Did You Know President of Gabon Was Once A Funk Master?

Did You Know President of Gabon Was Once A Funk Master?

French magazine Jeune Afrique has revealed the secrets of some African presidents before they took power, reports Cameroon Info. One of stories follows the activities of Ali Bongo, President of Gabon. As a young man he dreamt of becoming a music star, following in the footsteps of American funk stars like James Brown. He always […]

Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania Link Project On Track

Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania Link Project On Track

Three East African Community (EAC) member countries – Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania – have unanimously agreed to hasten inter-connectivity of National Fiber Networks and Infrastructure for the benefit of the citizens in respective countries. The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of ICT in Uganda, Mr Vincent Baggire, told the ‘Daily News’ in an interview in […]

UNICEF warns 5.6 million Lake Chad Basin children at risk of waterborne diseases in rainy season

UNICEF warns 5.6 million Lake Chad Basin children at risk of waterborne diseases in rainy season

More than 5.6 million children are at increased risk of contracting waterborne diseases, such as cholera and diarrhoeal infections, as the rainy season begins in conflict-affected areas of countries around Lake Chad, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned today. “The rains will further complicate what is already a dire humanitarian situation, as millions of […]

Commission of Inquiry Says Human Right Violation Persist

Commission of Inquiry Says Human Right Violation Persist

On 15 May, the Commission of Inquiry on Human rights in Burundi has presented the second oral briefing to the UN Human Right Council. Members of the commission say human right violations persist. Burundi Government accuses the commission of producing biased and politically oriented reports. “We were struck in our investigations by the feeling of […]

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