Paul Kagame-Rwanda

Paul Kagame: Architect of Rwanda’s Economic Boom and Political Tightrope Walker

Rwanda has known no leader other than Paul Kagame since the end of the 1994 genocide. His rise to power, his long tenure, and his continued influence have made him a central figure in Rwanda's modern history, but also a...
Nigeria military

Deadly Blasts in Northern Nigeria Claim at Least 18 Killed

In a tragic escalation of violence in northeastern Nigeria, at least 18 people were killed and 30 others injured in a series of explosions in Borno state, officials reported. The bombings, which occurred in the town of Gwoza, targeted a...
South Africa Crisis

South Africa’s Parliament and Law Enforcement Authorization

Two South African law enforcement initiatives, one in Cape Town and the other in Gauteng, have sparked controversy due to their lack of explicit parliamentary authorization. The Cape Town City initiated the Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) in 2019 to...
Morocco

Morocco Outmanoeuvre South Africa at UN Human Rights Council

South Africa's International Relations and Cooperation Minister, Naledi Pandor, was delighted when Bafana Bafana beat Morocco to reach the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals. However, Morocco's unexpected defeat of South African Ambassador Mxolisi Nkosi in the 2024 United Nations Human...
Morocco

Dark Reality of ‘Cocaine For Poor’ in Morocco

At 26, Hamza became addicted to pufa, a synthetic drug made from cocaine or crystal methamphetamine waste. He stole money from his family and became homeless, spending his days living for the next dose. In October 2023, a 25-year-old man...
Africa

How Government Distrust Impacts Africa’s Stability

Sub-Saharan Africa faces persistent security challenges, particularly in Sahel countries like Burkina Faso, Chad, Niger, Mauritania, and Mali. Discontent with state institutions among marginalized groups is a key driver of unrest in the region, as governments fail to address equity...
Israel Defense Forces (IDF), take position during ground operations at a location given as Gaza

South Africa’s Legal Battle: Genocide in Palestine and the War in Gaza

South Africa has brought Israel to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, accusing Israel of genocide against Palestinians during the Gaza conflict. The case has significant cultural, diplomatic, historical, and political implications. Israel has rejected South Africa's...
Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: A Rising Economic Powerhouse in Southern Africa

The Integrated Country Strategy for Zimbabwe (ICS Zimbabwe) highlights Zimbabwe's strategic importance to the US as a potential growth hub for southern Africa. However, this is a surprising conclusion given Zimbabwe's current ranking near the bottom of the DHL Global...
Ivory Coast

How Will the Ivory Coast Opposition Benefit from a Former Bank CEO as Leader?

Tidjane Thiam, former CEO of Credit Suisse, has been elected to head the opposition Democratic Party in Côte d'Ivoire. Thiam received 95% of the vote, while his opponent, Jean-Marc Yace, the mayor of Cocody, received 3.2%. Thiam, an Ivorian and...
Mali

Mali Junta’s Accusations against Algeria

Mali has recalled its ambassador to Algeria, accusing it of interference in its internal affairs by meeting rebel leaders. This has deepened diplomatic tensions between the two neighbours over efforts to end the armed rebellion in northern Mali. Mali's junta...
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