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Senegal’s government dissolved by the President

– – Senegalese President Macky Sall has dissolved his government, the presidency has said in a statement. President Sall according to the statement signed four decrees to dissolve the government which had 32 ministers and three state secretaries. The statement did not give any reason for the dissolution but speculations are rife that a  new cabinet will be formed soon.… Read More

Rwanda-SA diplomatic stand-off enters fifth day

Rwandan President Paul Kagame. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/CHRIS JACKSON   THE US on Monday urged Rwanda to leave exiled opponents in peace as a diplomatic stand-off about attacks on Rwandese in South Africa went into a fifth day. South Africa’s cluster of security ministers was understood to have met for several hours on Monday to weigh a measured response to the… Read More

President Kagame imprisoning students

Open Letter addressed to President Paul Kagame demanding immediate release of Jean Baptiste ICYITONDERWA and stop terrorist acts against leaders of Rwandan students Jean Baptiste Icyitonderwa: one of the four who are still detained by the police and whose head has been seriously injured by the beating according to sources in Kigali. With his colleague Emmanuel Ntakirutimana, they are in a… Read More

Malawi president appoints new Cabinet

BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) – Malawi’s president has appointed a new Cabinet that includes replacements for the finance and justice ministers, amid allegations of high-level corruption in one of Africa’s poorest countries. President Joyce Banda sacked her previous Cabinet last week. The government overhaul follows the Sept. 13 shooting of Budget Director Paul Mphwiyo, who is believed to have been targeted… Read More
West Africa 

The Rwandan Government: When the tree falls, birds are in misery

By: Jennifer Fierberg, MSW In the small country of Rwanda buried deep in the heart of Africa continues to make loud noises despite their assumed desire to keep things quiet and inconspicuous.  Within this small country lies a government that oppresses its own people through intimidation, lack of open political space and fear to speak honestly and openly about the… Read More

Ethiopian opposition leaders detained after meeting with Amnesty International

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE 31 August 2011 Two Ethiopian opposition leaders have been arrested after meeting an Amnesty International delegation, which was afterwards expelled from the country, the organization said today. One of the men was accused of terror-related offences, while the charges against the other man are not known. . Read More