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Ghana: Chaos as police fire tear gas at protesters

– – Police in Ghana’s capital Accra have clashed with demonstrators who went unto the streets over alleged corruption and economic hardship. The police fired tear gas and used water canons to disperse the protesters during the scuffle on Tuesday. The chaos follows a stand off between the organizers of the demonstration tagged “Arise Ghana” and the police over the… Read More

Congo delays vote on electoral law, West urges revisions

Democratic Republic of Congo’s Senate has delayed until Friday a vote on changes to the electoral law after calls from Western powers to withdraw or alter the proposed bill, which has sparked days of violent protests. The new legislation calls for a census before elections due next year. President Joseph Kabila’s allies say the move is necessary to update voter… Read More

DR Congo unrest: Catholic church backs protests

The Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo has thrown its weight behind protests against President Joseph Kabila extending his rule. It called on people to peacefully oppose his move to delay presidential elections until a census is held. At least 11 people have so far been been killed in the protests. It is the worst unrest in the… Read More

The Global African Investment Summit

Letter to the Global African Investment Summit The Global African Investment Summit Savoy Hotel –London, UK, 20-21 OctoberSeptember 28, 2014. Re: Protest Against Torture, Murder and Disappearance of Rwandans inside and outside the country We welcome your decision to host the Global African Investment Summit this October on 20-21 in London. While the Summit is an important step in building… Read More

“People shouldn’t be afraid of their government. Governments should be afraid of their people”

By Jennifer Fierberg In a recent four day trip to Washington DC, meetings and interviews filled my schedule during the US African Leader Summit. Fifty heads of state from Africa descended upon DC to discuss topics of growth, infrastructure, food security, trade and various other political topics. President Obama made it clear that there would be no private meetings between… Read More

WASHINGTON DC: ANTI-KAGAME RALLY AT THE WHITE HOUSE

Rwandan, Burundian and Congolese opposition political parties and civil society organizations operating in the United States of America have pooled their efforts together to denounce Kagame’s visit to the White House.   One may wonder how did this renowned criminal -also known as the African Hitler- end up on the Obama’s guest list. Paul Kagame’s human rights abuses, his dictatorship against… Read More