The Prince

Uganda's Museveni. Photo: Foreign Commonwealth Office/Wikimedia Commons

[The View From Uganda]

In April this year, as the Coronavirus lockdown shuttered businesses and restricted...

Tanzania's President John Magufuli has won re-election with a landslide victory

Tanzania's President John Magufuli has won re-election with a landslide victory in a poll that the opposition has described as fraudulent.

Mr Magufuli's main rival, Tundu Lissu, has...

At least six journalists and one media worker were arrested – with four held for more than two days – and another was harassed w

Angolan police should stop arresting and assaulting journalists and allow them to do their jobs freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said this week.

At least six journalists and...

Africans take to the land

After losing his job, Judas Ncube, shown with his wife Thokozile, became successful farmers. Photo: Sifelani Tsiko

Zimbabwe this week hosted the 31st Session of the Regional Conference...

Ms Okonjo-Iweala said she was "immensely humbled" to be nominated.

The appointment of Nigeria's ex-finance minister to lead the World Trade Organization (WTO) has been thrown into doubt after the US opposed the move.

On Wednesday, a WTO nominations...

Nigerian military opened fire on the #EndSars protesters who were peacefully calling for an end to police brutality.

The Nigerian authorities’ must end their attempts to cover up the Lekki Toll Gate massacre, Amnesty International said, as it released a new timeline investigating the atrocity one week later....

we are nearing an irreversible situation and risk losing an entire generation of Yemen’s young children

Almost 100,000 children under the age of five are at risk of dying in Yemen as the country slides back into a hunger crisis.

An analysis by UN agencies says the coronavirus pandemic,...

12 other schoolchildren were injured in the attack. Over the past year there has been a surge in attacks in the Anglophone

Following the killing of eight schoolchildren in the town of Kumba in the Anglophone region of Cameroon, Tity Agbahey, Amnesty International’s Central Africa Campaigner, said:


Demonstrators took part in daily protests across Nigeria for nearly two weeks...a police unit known as the Special Anti-Robbery

A week after the killing of activists protesting police brutality in Nigeria's largest city, a Lagos state government judicial panel began hearings into the violence on Tuesday.


Dictator of 34 years in power and counting

Gen. Museveni. Photo: Facebook 

[My Free Thoughts]

One of the things I have appreciated about General Mugisha Muntu, the presidential flag bearer for Alliance for National...

Several deaths and injuries have been recorded during protests and riots, which also led to destruction of houses and properties

Witness testimonies, satellite imagery and videos analysed and authenticated by Amnesty International confirm that defense and security forces in Guinea have used live ammunition against...

Producing classics since his early twenties

Prof. Ngugi wa Thiongo. Photo: Wikimedia Commons  

During the last day of the annual “Congo Week” events focused on empowering Congolese and other Africans on the history of...

Congressional Black Caucus sent a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari on the state sanctioned violence against peaceful non-vio

Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, and the Congressional Black Caucus sent a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari on the state sanctioned violence...

Throughout decades of conflict in CAR, various armed groups and individuals have enjoyed impunity for crimes under international

Despite a few investigations and trials these past few years, many perpetrators of horrendous human rights violations and abuses in the Central African Republic (CAR) have not been brought to...


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