Author: Delcio Maianhi

Malians Don’t Deserve To Be Sanctioned

International economic sanctions against the impoverished West African country of Mali punish the very people fighting for democracy, freedom, and a better future. The economic sanctions imposed on Mali in 2021 were the harshest sanctions ever imposed on the country, hurting millions of vulnerable people, many of whom believed the

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France And European Allies To Withdraw troops from Mal

After almost ten years of fighting Islamist groups in Mali, the French President, Emmanuel Macron and his European allies announced on Thursday the withdrawal of French and European military from Mali. The announcement comes after relations between France and the coup leaders deteriorated in the past few months. France’s Barkhane

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Uganda To Pay $325M In Reparations To DR Congo

On Wednesday, 9 February 2022, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered Uganda to pay the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) $325 million as reparations over the five-year-long war which began in 1998. Uganda is ordered to pay the amount in five yearly instalments of $65 million; the payments

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Sudan Coup: UN Offers To Hold Talks As Mediator

The United Nations (UN) announced that it will hold talks as a mediator between civilian and military leaders, to bring an end to the ongoing violence in Sudan. The announcement came a week after Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok resigned, following a failure to broker an agreement between civilian and military

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Thousands of Repatriated Tigrayans Detained and Mistreated in Ethiopia

After reaching an agreement with Saudi Arabia to repatriate several Tigrayans back to Ethiopia, Human Watch Rights (HWR) reported that thousands of repatriated Tigrayans are being detained and mistreated by Ethiopian authorities. Between December 2020 and September 2021, HRW interviewed job-seeking Tigrayans deported from Saudi Arabia to Ethiopia and discovered

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