Two opposition heavyweights in the south-west of Nigeria are slugging it out for the leadership of the main opposition party, just as the region ... is threatened by clashes between local farmers and nomadic herders from the north.
Algeria – France: ‘Apologising will not get to the heart of the issue’, says historian Benjamin Stora
Ahead of Algeria's 60th anniversary of independence, French President Emmanuel Macron had commissioned historian Benjamin Stora in 2020 to write ... a report on "the progress made in France on the memory of Algeria's and the Algeria War". He has just submitted his findings on 20 January.
Against a backdrop of renewed fighting in the CAR, Mahamat Said Abdel Kani, a leader of the rebel Séléka faction, has been handed over by Central ... African authorities to the International Criminal Court. He is accused of committing war crimes and crimes against humanity between 2013 and 2014.
The Reform and Development Party, headed by Anwar Sadat – named after his uncle and former president Sadat – was legalised just after the ... revolution in 2011. At the time, the growth of new parties provided hope for a multi-party future.
Covid vaccination campaigns have kicked off across the globe. But while many developed countries are busy inoculating their populations, the ... continent is grappling with growing bilateral agreements with foreign laboratories and mobilising its health professionals.
Sudanese billionaire businessman and philanthropist Mo Ibrahim voiced “shock and sadness” at the spectacle of the Global South being excluded ... from the mass Covid-19 vaccination drive taking place in richer countries.
Music is not a zero-sum game with only one ‘best’. But if you seek to name one musician whose life embodies the South African people’s ... struggle for a national culture, it must be trombonist, composer and cultural activist Jonas Mosa Gwangwa, who was born on 19 October 1937 in Orlando East, Johannesburg, and died on 23 January 2021 in Johannesburg aged 83.
Can we believe in change? Can we dare to dream of it? Are we ready to fight for it? “Yes, but Egypt is not yet ready for democracy”, is what ... many of the elders around me would say. “In countries like France and the US, people are educated and are aware of the choices they make. Our poor citizens are ignorant and can’t decide on their own” said another another man.
The signing of the Juba Peace Agreement and the removal of Sudan from the US black-list of State Sponsors of Terrorism (STT) achieved the main ... objective of General Abdel Fattah Burhan and other members from the former regime under Omar al-Bashir regime: to reestablish international credibility. With that in hand, Khartoum would finally be “free”.