Sudan’s Journalists Face Continued Extortion and Censorship by National Security Agency

The day before Amnesty International released a statement calling on the government of Sudan to end harassment, intimidation and censorship of journalists following the...

African Union Makes Moves to Neutralise Africa’s Main Human Rights Body

For many African activists based on the continent, getting to a major human rights summit just underway in The Gambia is likely to have...

Rich in Agriculture, Madagascar Suffers from Extreme Malnutrition

As much as 80 percent of Madagascar’s population of 24 million people is involved in agriculture and the country’s economy largely depends on the...

The Shrinking Space for Media Freedom in Uganda

Last month, a horrifying video circulated on social media in Uganda. It shows Reuters photographer, James Akena, surrounded by Uganda Peoples Defence Force soldiers...

How Roadblocks, not Just Minerals, Fund Rebels and Conflict in the...

For over a decade it’s been widely recognised that rebel financing in the Democratic Republic of Congo is firmly linked to mining.First discovered by the Belgians...

Farmer-Herder Conflicts on the Rise in Africa

Violent clashes between farmers and herders in Nigeria’s Middle Belt in June reminded me of a smelting hot afternoon a year ago.  I was sitting in...

Mandela: 100 Years Undefeated

He wrote history as a philanthropist, a president and a revolutionary. With an unwavering dedication to peace and equality, he lives on as an...

Gold & Diamond Jewelry #BehindTheBling

Do you know where your gold and diamond jewelry comes from? How many people consider the human cost of its production?Not many consumers ask these...

Despite Setbacks, Africa Viewed as Continent of Hope, Promise & Vast...

Africa has long been one of the world’s most beleaguered continents – singled out mostly for its conflicts, political and economic instability, rising poverty...

Nigeria’s Treatment of Shia Minority Recalls That of Boko Haram

Largely overlooked by the Western media, there is an escalating conflict between Nigeria’s Shia minority, some of whom are organized into the Islamic Movement of...

‘Plant a Million Trees’ Takes Root in Zambia

Plant A Million (PAM) aims to plant at least two billion trees by 2021. Trees are a vital component in the ecosystem—they not only give oxygen,...

DR Congo Landless Communities Amidst the Mai-Ndombe Forest Ruins

Thousands of logs loaded into makeshift boats at the port of Inongo at Lake Mai-Ndombe stand ready to be transported to Kinshasa, the capital...
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