Author: Lucas Tisani

Mali Troop Withdrawal: Africa’s Afghanistan?

During the 76th United Nations General Assembly, Mali Prime Minister Choguel Kokalla Maïga spoke out against France’s decision to withdraw troops from his war-torn country. As a consequence, he stated the government has been seeking other partners to assist with security efforts. He has also called for a stronger UN

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Ethiopia: Over 125 People Massacred in Tigray Conflict

Over the course of the last week, reports from Ethiopia have identified several human rights abuses committed by Tigray rebels, also known as the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). For the past ten months, the country has been plagued by an internal conflict, concentrated in its northernmost Tigray region from

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Tanzanian Opposition Leader Faces Charges In Court

On Tuesday, Tanzanian opposition leader Freeman Mbowe appeared in court, due to terrorism charges that got him arrested in July. Specifically, he was charged with financing terrorism and conspiracy. The previous day, he went to court claiming to be tortured while in jail, in an attempt to coerce him to

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Zambian Opposition Leader Wins Election

Zambia’s opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has won the presidential election against incumbent Edgar Lungu. The final vote count shows Mr. Hichilema with 2,810,777 votes against President Lungu’s 1,814,201, a landslide victory. This is Hichilema’s sixth attempt at winning the presidency, ever since his first campaign in 2006. On August 23rd,

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Port Retaken From Insurgents In Mozambique

Since 2017, Mozambique has faced difficulties with an Islamic insurgency in its northernmost province, Cabo Delgado. Around a year ago, the port of Mocímboa da Praia became the headquarters of the Islamic group al-Shabaab, a major concern not only for Mozambique’s government, but neighboring states as well. The province is

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Ethnic conflict leaves thousands displaced in Cameroon

Over 10,000 people have fled from the northern region of Cameroon into Chad over the weekend. According to Iris Blom, the deputy director for the United Nations refugee agency in Chad, 85% of those fleeing the violence are women and children. The conflict itself is between fishermen and herders in

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Instability in South Africa and the Zuma factor

Instability in South Africa and the Zuma factor   Earlier this month, unrest and a series of riots spread across two of South Africa’s most important provinces, KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng. Without the capability to respond decisively, violence spread in these regions, leaving at least 215 people dead. Over the course

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