A report by Amnesty International details how European governments are actively supporting a sophisticated system of abuse and exploitation of refugees and migrants.
“Today we are witnessing the beginning of a new and unfolding democracy.”
UN troops on the ground have kept many countries in conflict from falling into total disarray. Yet, Africa seeks strategies to secure peace and stability on its own terms.
Mnangagwa is a long time Zanu-PF stalwart and is closely integrated with the military high command and the intelligence services.
A dispute between the African Union’s executive and the commission responsible for overseeing human rights could weaken the protection of peoples’ rights.
Mugabe, 93, is blamed in the West for destroying Zimbabwe’s economy and for numerous human rights abuses during his 37 years leading the country.
With lengthy, arduous peace efforts failing, South Sudan is facing its gravest humanitarian crisis in years.
The African Union needs to devise a standard set of requirements and attributes for electronic voting across the continent.
The repercussions of the Omar al-Bashir case go beyond the African continent and are relevant to discussions relating to the efficacy of international justice.
Al Shabaab ambushed a convoy carrying troops from the African Union Mission in Somalia early on Sunday and killed 24 people, according to an official.
The Group of 77 has outlined what the world can learn from the 2014-5 Ebola crisis.
Research by an expert shows how international ideas, practices and language of conflict resolution are transformed when they meet African “realities and politics on the ground.”
Although it was ensured that Yahya Jammeh stepped down in The Gambia, caution is warranted in assuming this heralds a trend against African dictatorships.
The ocean can no longer be viewed as a limitless space for free access for all. It needs to be managed over its entirety.
Hundreds of Banjul residents assembled outside state house to celebrate after West African regional military force took control of the presidential palace, the symbolic seat of ex-ruler’s authoritarian regime.
The world needs to take urgent steps to stop the threat of mass massacres in South Sudan with tough measures that must include direct legal and financial sanctions against the main protagonists.
Jammeh, in power since a 1994 coup, initially conceded defeat to Barrow following a December 1 election before back-tracking, saying the vote was flawed.
West African armies halted operation Restore Democracy after the country’s new president, Adama Barrow took oath Thursday at The Gambia’s embassy in Senegal.
Senegal, with backing from leaders in the region, has threatened to invade the Gambia to depose Jammeh if he refuses to hand over power to Adama Barrow.
The Gambian election dispute is not the first that ECOWAS has confronted. Côte d’Ivoire’s 2010 presidential election is a case in point. There it resorted to military action to enforce the outcome.
With at least four in 10 girls married off before they turn 18, Nigeria became the 16th country to join the African Union’s campaign to end child marriage.
Humanitarian access to the al-Shabaab strongholds of lower and middle Juba regions of Somalia remains limited even as the crisis worsens.
South Africa, Burundi and The Gambia have all left the international court in recent days after accusing it of a bias against Africa. The African Union is also calling for more countries to exit the court.
South Africa and Burundi’s exit will likely embolden other African states to leave the ICC.
Vijay Prashad’s The Death of the Nation and the Future of the Arab Revolution provides a helpful interpretation of the processes that have led to the current state of the Arab world, but hazards little about the future prospects for the region.
Amnesty alleges that chemical weapons have been deliberately targeted towards civilians in Jebel Marra in Darfur, access to which is restricted, at least 30 times in the past eight months.
Africa should focus on the feasible reforms of the UN and de-emphasise its demand for improved representation on the security council voting reforms, given the complex politics around these issues.
Neither an embargo nor 4000 additional troops will cure the political divisions among South Sudan’s leadership, which lie at the heart of the conflict.
South Sudanese women group give women key role in peace process. More framework for women inclusion are already in place but with lack of implementation.
The opposition accuses President Joseph Kabila of plotting the clash to delay elections thereby extending his tenure, officially set to end in December.
Jean Ping said in a statement he would seek a recount in the province of Haut-Ogooue, a stronghold of the Bongo family.
A meeting of security officials was under way inside one of the hotels, SYL, at the time of blast and one minister, some radio journalists were injured.
More than 20 people were killed on Sunday when two car bombs were detonated at a local government headquarters in Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region
The roadmap, brokered by the African Union, is the first time Sudan’s opposition groups signed a deal with the government since regional fighting in 2011.
FGM is practiced in at least 26 of 43 African countries, with prevalence rates ranging from 98% in Somalia to 5% in Zaire.
Two car bombs exploded in Mogadishu, Somalia, on Tuesday, killing 13 and injuring at least 12.
The African countries continue an ill-equipped struggle against Boko Haram, as people are forced to flee repeatedly.
Vice president, Riek Machar has been replaced by the former minister of mining, Tabal Deng Gai.
Al Qaeda-affiliated al Shabaab militants claimed an attack on a hotel in Mogadishu as part of a continuing offensive to overthrow the western-backed government.
The brutal rebel movement was known to relatively few outside Central Africa until KONY 2012, a highly successful social media campaign, raised international awareness about the reclusive warlord four years ago.