Africa


To Boycott Or Not To Boycott?  Rwanda, DRC And Malawi Withdraw From WEF in South Africa

Much speculation has arisen surrounding the recent withdrawal of Rwanda, DRC and Malawi from the World Economic Forum on Africa (WEF), which was launched on 4 September at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Reports have suggested that the decision to withdraw was in response to xenophobic attacks which have […]


Over 20 Dead In Terrorist Attack On Burkina Faso Gold Mine

On 4 October, security sources in Burkina Faso claimed that Islamist terrorist groups attacked a gold mine in the northern province of Soum, killing 20 people. It is believed that Islamist terrorist organizations are to blame, as they have increased their insurgent activities in recent years, but it is yet […]


Cameroon Releases 333 Prisoners Amid National Peace Dialogue

On Thursday, Cameroon’s President Paul Biya announced the release of 333 prisoners arrested for their participation in separatist uprisings. Biya made the announcement on Twitter saying, “I have ordered the discontinuance of proceedings pending before Military Tribunals against 333 persons arrested for misdemeanors, in connection with the crisis in the […]


France Pledges Support For Sudan’s Removal From U.S’s List Of Terrorism Sponsors

Newly appointed Sudanese President Abdalla Hamdock arrived in Paris on 30th September to appeal to President Emmanuel Macron for support in efforts to have Sudan removed from the United States’ list of state sponsors of terrorism. According to Africanews, Macron not only pledged France’s support to Sudan on the issue, […]


Five EU Countries Agree New Deal For Migrants Rescued At Sea

Five EU states have agreed upon a temporary deal to redistribute migrants rescued at sea evenly among their countries. France, Italy, Germany, Malta and Finland will meet with the rest of the EU members on October 8th in urgency to establish this deal across Europe in efforts to alleviate the […]


Cameroon, In search Of Peace Without Key Participants At Dialogue Table

A Major National Dialogue is underway in Cameroon’s political capital, Yaoundé, aimed at resolving the three-year conflict in the Anglophone regions of the country. The dialogue, which opened on Monday, 30 September, saw the absence of key political players from the Anglophone community, especially separatist fighters. Opening the meeting, Cameroon’s […]


Nigerian Man Found Dead In U.K. Detention Centre

Oscar Okwurime, a 34 year old Nigerian man, was recently found dead in Harmondsworth detention centre, one of the largest detention centres in the United Kingdom located next to Heathrow airport. Although the cause of Okwurime’s death is yet to be examined, the Home Office are said to be investigating […]


Al-Shebab Launches Attack Against U.S. Base In Baledogle

On Monday, members of the armed group Al-Shebab attacked a U.S. military special forces base located in Baledogle, Somalia. While there were no immediate casualties as a result of the attack, the attackers used car bombs to breach the outside gates of the base. Though the blasts and the gunfire […]


Changing Climate In The Sahel Region Is A Global Security Issue 1

As the Sahel region experiences the harsh realities of climate change in real-time, the president of Niger, Mahamadou Issoufou, last week, made the case that the climate crisis in the region warrants a global response. The Sahel stretches from the West African coast to the Horn of Africa, and as […]


New Vaccine To Fight Ebola Epidemic Is Approved In The Democratic Republic Of Congo

The Health Authority of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) said in the past week that it will allow a new vaccine that is developed by drugs company Johnson & Johnson to be used to contain the second ever largest outbreak of Ebola. The current vaccine in use, developed by […]