Politics

Algerian Berbers fight for rights

Algeria is braced for a summer of discontent as members of the minority group protest historic injustices. By Zachary Ochieng. The end of Ramadan is expected to bring a return to anti-government protests across Algeria as the country prepares for…

Trial fears for Hotel Rwanda 'hero'

The subject of the Oscar-nominated film ‘Hotel Rwanda’, Kagame critic Paul Rusesabagina is currently on trial for terrorism in Kigali. But questions are being raised over his chances of receiving a fair trial, while the dubious means used to detain…

Ghana gripped by power struggle

The country may have only gone to the polls five months ago, but the ruling party is already fighting over who will succeed President Akufo-Addo in 2024. By Cliff Ekuful. Faced with daunting economic challenges, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and…

Why is nobody talking about terror in Mozambique?

Mozambican Tomás Queface shines a light on the new front in the battle against Islamic State-backed jihadists. An insurgency is going on in northern Mozambique. Armed men affiliated with Islamic State, but driven by local dynamics, have been carrying out…

Banks warn against South Africa land reform bill

As a proposal to seize white-owned farms looks set to upend Mandela’s post-apartheid vision, businesses warn it puts more than just race relations in jeopardy. By Donald Paul in Cape Town. The so-called ‘willing buyer, willing seller’ model negotiated by…

Liberia’s civil wars back in the spotlight

Seventeen years after the Liberian conflict ended, victims are still fighting for justice. By Jonathan Paye-Layleh in Monrovia. More than a quarter of a million people were killed and a million others displaced during the 14-year, back-to-back civil wars that…
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