Africa

‘Hidden Debt’ that Trapped Uganda
Africa, World

‘Hidden Debt’ that Trapped Uganda

Uganda is facing the biggest national crisis as it has been forced to surrender its only international airport to China for failing to pay back the loan it had taken in 2015. It had borrowed USD 207 million from the Export-Import Bank of China in 2015 when many in Uganda raised doubts over the provisions […]

Why did Nicaragua side with China against Taiwan?
Africa, Asia, Featured

Why did Nicaragua side with China against Taiwan?

Last week, Nicaragua decided to sever diplomatic links with Taiwan and recognize the People’s Republic of China leaving the self-governing island with fewer diplomatic allies. Nicaragua’s authoritarian President Daniel Ortega has increasingly found himself an international pariah due to the oppressive regime he heads. The United States, Canada, UK and many other countries denounced last […]

The spread of Islamic State in Africa
Africa

The spread of Islamic State in Africa

Islamic State is linked to terrorism in six regions of Africa, most of which affect multiple countries. Northern Africa was the first part of the continent to see terrorism by groups linked to Islamic State. While Nigeria’s Boko Haram is better known internationally, there are a variety of other Islamist groups and factions terrorising the region. Islamic […]

Child soldiers of West Africa
Africa, Featured

Child soldiers of West Africa

A report released by the United Nations Children’s Fund shows that the children of West and Central Africa are the most recruited by Jihadi groups in the world. The report shows that the Children trapped in conflicts are also the highest number of victims of juvenile sexual violence in the world. For five years the […]

Ethiopia’s Tigray war – A Conflict the World Forgot
Africa

Ethiopia’s Tigray war – A Conflict the World Forgot

The roots of the Tigray war can be traced to Ethiopia’s system of government. Since 1994, Ethiopia has had a federal system in which different ethnic groups control the affairs of 10 regions. The once powerful Tigray People’s Liberation Front set up a four-party coalition that governed Ethiopia from 1991. Under the coalition, Ethiopia became […]

Nationwide Emergency in Ethiopia
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Nationwide Emergency in Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s cabinet has issued a nationwide emergency with immediately effect, and has called on citizens in Addis Ababa to prepare to defend the capital. The emergency was declared as fighters from Tigray threatened to attack the capital city. Declaration of emergency allows the government to impose a curfew, establish roadblocks, regulate transportation services so that […]

Algeria cuts diplomatic ties with neighboring Morocco over the latter’s ‘hostile acts’
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Algeria cuts diplomatic ties with neighboring Morocco over the latter’s ‘hostile acts’

Algeria has formally cut diplomatic ties with neighboring Morocco over the latter’s ‘hostile acts’. The decision was revealed on Tuesday by Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra who said the move was due to a series of hostile acts by Morocco. The announcement comes nearly a week after President Abdelmadjid Tebboune told a meeting of Algeria’s High […]

Unrest in South Africa: A Coordinated Strategy of Chaos
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Unrest in South Africa: A Coordinated Strategy of Chaos

The situation worsened when violence broke out after Former President Jacob Zuma began serving a 15-month sentence for contempt of court. He had refused to comply with a court order to testify at a state-backed inquiry investigating allegations of corruption while he was president from 2009 to 2018. The other charge was corruption in a $2 billion dollar arms deal. When President Zuma was in power, an Indian corporate house (now in exile in Dubai) allegedly close to them was charged with corruption and undue influence over the functioning of his government.