Daily Archives: August 10, 2017

Fears Of Violence As Kenyans Goes To The Polls

Tensions are rising this week as Kenya braces itself for one of the closest fought elections in its post-independence history. The two contenders are both familiar faces to Kenyan politics. Current incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta, the son of independent Kenya’s first president, is running for his second term. While the son […]

The ANC’s Policy Conference: A New Push For South African Democracy Or Another Sideshow?

Only time can tell whether the ANC’s 5th policy conference has put in motion a fresh push for true democracy in South Africa, but optimists should proceed with caution. The conference, held from the 30th June to 5th July in Johannesburg, tabled promising proposals for the overhaul of the electoral […]

Rwandan President Paul Kagame Re-elected For A Third Term

Paul Kagame, the former leader of the Tutsi Rwandan Patriotic Front, has been re-elected as President of Rwanda in a landslide victory. With over 90% voter turnout, neither of his challengers managed to secure even 1% of the vote, with Kagame successfully securing 98.63% of the vote. In 2015, a […]

Killings In Cameroon Border: A Tragic Reality

The killings of Nigerians along the Cameroon border has not been received with open arms, with the Nigerian government immediately swinging into action to know the true cause of the incident. A report on Friday, July 14 had stated that no fewer than 97 Nigerians were killed, as Cameroon Gendarmes […]

Civilian Death Toll From U.S. Airstrikes Hits Highest Level In Syria

U.S. airstrikes between May 23 and June 23 in Syria led to the highest civilian death toll for a single month since the country began its operation in September 2014. According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, U.S. airstrikes on two Syrian provinces killed 472 civilians last month, of […]

Nowhere To Go For Ex-Guantanamo Detainees

Ghana’s highest judicial body, the Supreme Court has ruled that former Guantanamo detainees, who were resettled in the country, are no longer welcome. The court went on to further declare that former President John Mahamat, who welcomed these ex-detainees, acted unconstitutionally. This is because the President decided to singlehandedly open […]

Ethiopia Lifts The State Of Emergency That Was Enforced For The Last 10 Months

The Ethiopia government has lifted the state of emergency that was enforced since October 2016.  The emergency was declared as a response to one of the worst violent protest the country has ever encountered post-1991.  Protests have existed in different parts of the country for over a year before the […]