The current crisis and war in South Sudan has gone beyond ethnicity and conflict between the two principal actors. The question now is whether intervention will save the world’s youngest nation from total collapse.
When people think of genocide in Africa they tend to think of Rwanda. But Burundi has had similar troubles, the worst of which occurred in 1972, when up to 300,000 Hutus were massacred in six weeks. The process of reconciliation is not without challenges.
According to the Public Health Act on tobacco, smoking in public places such as public transport, public halls, public gatherings, eating places including on the streets is an offence.
President Robert Mugabe has served as the head of Zimbabwe’s government for 34 years. But even his biggest fans know it is almost impossible that he continues until the end of his current presidential term. Who will succeed him? Two factions have emerged.
Leaders like British Prime Minister David Cameron have said that aid sceptics are wrong. Aid is essential. Conditions on the African continent demonstrate that perhaps aid in its current form is wrong. In fact, aid blinds us to the fleecing of the continent.
Tanzanian police apprehended eight people in connection with 85 refuse bags stuffed with human body parts – including limbs, fingers and skulls – found dumped in a landfill
Since the mass abduction of the schoolgirls by Islamic extremists three months ago, at least 11 of their parents have died and their hometown, Chibok, is under siege from the militants
“Africa is not poor, it is poorly managed”, said Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in 2009. Equatorial Guinea, whose president has been in power for 35 years, is Africa’s wealthiest nation on a per-capita basis and yet one of the most unequal.
To many observers, Africans tend not to kiss in public because they’re prudes. Consequently, some Africans have bought the idea that kissing in public is a sign of civilized behaviour. Both are wrong.