Earlier this week, a report commissioned by Rwanda said the French government “bears significant responsibility for having enabled a foreseeable genocide” in 1994. The report said: “From its knowledge of massacres of civilians conducted by the government and its allies to the daily dehumanization of the Tutsi…the French government could see that genocide was coming. […]
On 20 April, the UNICEF spokesperson said more than one million have been displaced since the conflict in Tigray began in November 2020. He raised concerns about the impact the conflict will have on children. Further, he spoke of the combined effects of the conflict and the pandemic; since March 2020, more than 1.4 million […]
Nationwide protests emerged against then-Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika after his nomination for a fifth term sparked mass outrage from citizens
The citizens were frustrated with growing corruption, sluggish economy and lack of freedom in a country besieged by the clout of the military and the islamists.
Bouteflika resigned on 2 April 2019 after months of mass protests. However, the Hirak members were unsatisfied with the resignation as they demanded a change in the entire system.
New President Tebboune signed a decree adopting a new constitution but protesters allege that the army remains the center of power behind a civilian facade led by Tebboune.
Though Arab Spring has ended in countries where it began, the flame of the spring is being kept alive by the Hirak movement.
The Hirak pro-democracy movement is important for a country which has long felt trapped between the Military controlled regime and the Islamists.
Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced on Wednesday that it had retrieved some 5,000 ancient items from the United States, after years of negotiations to return what it said were fraudulently acquired items. The items, totalling nearly 5,000, mainly consisted of manuscripts but also included funeral masks, parts of coffins and the heads of […]
Facebook has shut a slew of accounts belonging to Ugandan government officials accusing them of seeking to manipulate public debate ahead of Jan 14 general elections
Incumbent President Yoweri Museveni, 76, is facing a stiff challenge from the popstar-turned-politician Bobi Wine, 38.
Museveni’s senior press secretary Don Wanyama, who saw both his Facebook and Instagram account shut down, accused the company of seeking to influence the election.
Yoweri Museveni has long accused foreign organisations and elements of backing Wine in a bid to remove his government.
Social media giants have come under increasing scrutiny over the content they allow on their networks.
ISIS affiliated Jihadi terror group Boko Haram has killed at least 27 people in southeastern Niger as per local media reports. The armed attack was carried out in the early hours of Sunday in the village of Toumour in the Diffa region as per reports. Nearly 800 homes, workplaces, central market along with vehicles were […]
TheFAO report says that “The number of people facing acute food insecurity at crisis or worse levels has dramatically increased – from 15.6 million in 2019 to 21.8 million”. The armed conflict in several regions of the country have contributed majorly to the food crisis observes the report.
Summary: At least 110 farm workers have been killed in northeast Nigeria which the authorities blame on the Islamic Jihadi organisations Boko Haram and IS-affiliated ISWAP. UN says that this was the deadliest attack on civilians this year by the Jihadi group. The United Nations on Monday stated that 110 farmers had been killed by […]
The UN Refugee Agency reports that over 30,000 Ethiopians have fled ongoing fighting in the Tigray region for safety in Sudan. The humanitarian crisis was brought about by the Violence between Central Government forces and local armies in northern Ethiopia’s Tigray region. Violence between Central Government forces and local armies in northern Ethiopia’s Tigray region […]