Africa Central Africa World 

UN livid over the killing of civilians by peacekeepers in DR Congo

– – The United Nations(UN) has expressed outraged over the killing of some civilians in the DR Congo by some peacekeepers. Two civilians died whilst fifteen others sustained injuries when the peacekeepers opened fire at a border crossing. Frustration over what residents see as an inability by the peacekeeping force to stop attacks by armed groups in the region erupted… Read More
Africa West Africa World 

Burkina Faso: UN worried over killing of 50 civilians in rebel attack

– – The United Nations has condemned the latest rebel attacks in Burkina Faso which killed at least 50 civilians. Armed men carried out the attack in a village in northern Burkina Faso. A government spokesman said the attackers struck overnight between Saturday and Sunday in Seytenga commune, part of Seno province, which lies in borderlands where fighters linked to… Read More
Africa West Africa World 

Burkina Faso: UN worried over killing of 50 civilians in rebel attack

– – The United Nations has condemned the latest rebel attacks in Burkina Faso which killed at least 50 civilians. Armed men carried out the attack in a village in northern Burkina Faso. A government spokesman said the attackers struck overnight between Saturday and Sunday in Seytenga commune, part of Seno province, which lies in borderlands where fighters linked to… Read More
Africa West Africa World 

New government named by Chad’s military leaders

– – A new transitional government has been named by Military leaders in Chad led by Mahamat Idriss Déby Kaka, the son of long-time ruler Idriss Déby. President Déby died last month from injuries he sustained on the battle front with rebels. According to the army 40 ministers and their deputies have been appointed with former rebel chief, Acheick Ibn… Read More
Africa World 

Chad: Military transitional government rejects talks with rebels

– – Chad’s new military transitional government has refused to hold talks with rebels as the country finds a way out of the current political crisis. The rebels have been blamed for the death of ex-president Idriss Deby at the battle front this month when they clashed with soldiers. On Sunday the rebel group known as Fact said it was… Read More
Africa Central Africa World 

The Congolese woman guerrilla fighter seeking revenge

– – Faida comes from North Kivu in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a few kilometers from the village of Masisi. She suffered sexual violence in the hands of armed men and after surviving that ordeal Faida is still struggling with the impact caused her mentally and physically. The day she was raped, she told DW that the armed… Read More
Africa Central Africa World 

Central Africa Republic: Rebel push ‘under control’

– – Rebel forces advancing on the Central African Republic’s capital Bangui have been pushed back and the situation is “under control”, a spokesman for UN peacekeeping forces said Sunday, as tensions mount a week before key elections. The government had alleged an attempted coup when three of the powerful armed groups that control most of the country’s territory began… Read More
Africa Central Africa Featured World 

Rebels kill more than 20 in the Democratic Republic of Congo

– – More than 20 civilians have been killed in an attack on a village in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Authorities in the DRC have blamed the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebel group for the attack. Reports say the rebels first attacked a rival group of Congolese militia members before killing inhabitants in the village of Lisasa. Local administrator Donat… Read More
Africa East Africa Sudan World 

Sudan’s govt, rebel groups sign landmark peace deal

– – Sudan’s government and rebel groups on Saturday inked a landmark peace deal aimed at ending decades of war in which hundreds of thousands died. Ululations and cheers rang out as one by one, representatives from the transitional government and rebel groups signed the deal, a year after the peace talks began, at a ceremony in the South Sudanese capital Juba,… Read More
Muammar Gaddafi Africa OP-ED 

Critical Thinking: Challenging Dogma and Effecting Change in Africa

Very early in life, I noticed a connection between questioning and change – between asking why? Why not? How do you know? and the project of societal renewal. Evidently, questioning is a product of discontent, of lack of satisfaction with the way things are, with the status quo and a desire for how things should be, for the new and… Read More