Africa: Why Is Chad Part of Trump's Travel Ban?
Since taking office in January, United States (US) President Donald Trump has made more than his fair share of inexplicable decisions. But the inclusion of Chad in the latest… Read more »
West Africa: West Africa Issues a Wake-Up Call to Tyrants
Last week's decision by the Appeals Chamber of the Extraordinary African Chambers (EAC) in the courts of Senegal to uphold the conviction and life sentence of former Chadian… Read more »
Africa: New African Union Chief Puts Peace Back On the Agenda
The scene is not a familiar one at the African Union (AU): the AU Commission (AUC) chairperson, in shirtsleeves, walking in the blazing sun down an unpaved alley in a war-torn… Read more »
Africa: The Hidden Opportunity of the Lake Chad Basin Crisis
While the Boko Haram-sparked humanitarian crisis raging in the Lake Chad Basin has largely been overlooked outside of the region, recent high-level efforts have sought to change… Read more »
Africa: Who Is the New African Union Chief?
The new AUC chairperson will focus on peace and security issues, but what about ensuring free and fair elections? Read more »
June 02, 2016
Africa: Urging African Leaders to Listen to Their Citizens On International Justice
'The victims of international crimes in Africa want justice, and African leaders must listen to their citizens on how this justice can be achieved'. Read more »
June 01, 2016
Chad: Habré Guilty As Charged
There were loud cheers, ululation and sighs of relief in the courtroom of the Extraordinary African Chambers (EAC) in Senegal on Monday 30 May after Burkinabe judge, Gberdao… Read more »
April 21, 2016
Africa: Switch Off the Lights, We're Voting
Cameroonian journalist Richard Onanena's recent trip to neighbouring Chad to cover the first round of elections on 10 April was a harrowing experience. Due to the restrictions on… Read more »
April 08, 2016
Chad: West Protects Idriss Déby for 'Strategic Reasons'
On 10 April, voters in Chad will be asked whether they want 65-year-old Idriss Déby to be their president for a fifth term. Read more »
February 17, 2016
Africa: New AU Chair Has Friends in High Places
There was a palpable sense of relief at the African Union (AU) as Robert Mugabe's term as chairperson of the continental body came to an end. It's not that Mugabe is unpopular -… Read more »
January 12, 2016
Africa: What (Else) to Expect in Africa in 2016?
Africa starts the New Year with many burning issues that escalated in 2015 and need urgent action. The crisis in Burundi, where grave human rights violations are continuing, and… Read more »
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