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Mugabe's Resignation May Present New Opportunities for Zimbabwe
The military coup in Zimbabwe and a leadership crisis within the ruling party has created an opportunity for a "national transitional authority," which may be the best option for long-oppressed Zimbabweans, says Horace Campbell of the University of Ghana

  November 18, 2017

The Abolition Movement to End Slavery in Mauritania
Slavery in Mauritania was abolished 4 times but still continues

  November 10, 2017

Somalia Bombing an Outgrowth of Foreign Meddling
Unless the U.S. and African Union change their failed strategy, Somalia faces many more deadly bombings like the killing of over 300 in Mogadishu, says Professor Abdi Samatar of the University of Minnesota

  October 17, 2017

Rwanda's Paul Kagame Tightens Hold on Power
Western backers are looking the other way as Rwandan President Paul Kagame grows increasingly authoritarian, says Claude Gatebuke of the African Great Lakes Action Network

  September 9, 2017

Nearly 8 Million Face Starvation in Congo as Kabila Clings to Power
Maurice Carney says Congo's crisis can be traced to its mineral wealth, long exploited by the west, and the country's elites who refuse to let go of their power

  August 18, 2017

Five Killed in Kenya as Opposition Leader Claims Election Fraud
While Kenya largely remains calm, sporadic violence has broken out as the country awaits official election results

  August 10, 2017

Will The Catastrophic Drought In Kenya Affect Its Presidential Election?
Odenda Lumbumba of Kenya Land Alliance says that Kenya's drought is not just the result of climate change - it's also the result of failed public policy

  August 7, 2017

The 41-Year Anniversary of the Soweto Uprising
June 16 marked the anniversary of the Soweto Uprising, in which hundreds of students were killed and which represented the beginning of South Africa's anti-apartheid movement, eventually leading to its downfall

  June 19, 2017

70 Million Africans In Danger of Famine
We tend to believe that famine is primarily the result of natural disaster, but the African countries affected by famine are all ones that have all been severely affected by political instability and war

  May 3, 2017

South African Demonstrators Demand Zuma's Resignation
ANC's leadership called into question as Zuma's corruption ridden Presidency is headed to an end, who will lead the country next, ponders Trevor Ngwane of the Johannesburg United Front and Professor Patrick Bond

  April 13, 2017

How 'Misinvoicing' Masks Foreign Resource Exploitation in Africa
Leonce Ndikumana of the Political Economy Research Institute explains why as much as 67% of exports in some countries are simply not registered in trade data

  January 10, 2017

What's Wrong with the Current Aid Model for Africa (2/2)
PERI's Leonce Ndikumana responds to Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stigltiz who argues unfair trade deals cost developing countries more than the West gives in aid

  January 3, 2017

What's Wrong with the Current Aid Model for Africa(1/2)
PERI's Leonce Ndikumana discusses his recent report that finds what drives Western donors isn't always what's best for recipient countries

  January 2, 2017

Are the CIA and Western Intelligence Services Covering Up Algerian Sponsorship of Islamist Jihadists? (1/2)
A Report by SOAS Professor Jeremy Keenan unveils the role of the Algerian Intelligence Agencies in running al-Qaeda camps in Northern Africa with the knowledge of the CIA, reports Dr. Nafeez Ahmed of Insurge Intelligence

  November 4, 2016

Are the CIA and Western Intelligence Services Covering Up Algerian Sponsorship of Islamist Jihadists? (2/2)
Dr. Nafeez Ahmed of Insurge Intelligence continues his discussion with Sharmini Peries about the role of the Algerian Intelligence Agencies in running al-Qaeda camps in Northern Africa with the knowledge of the CIA

  November 6, 2016

''State of Capture'' Another Incriminating Corruption Report Against President Zuma of South Africa
'State of Capture' and 783 other corruption related charges against Zuma, Democratic Alliance and Economic Freedom Fighters could take power out of the hands of the ANC in the 2019 elections, says political economist Patrick Bond

  November 4, 2016

Conference Livestream: 20th Anniversary of the Invasion of Congo-Zaire
Friends of the Congo, the African Great Lakes Action Network, and other members of the African Great Lakes Coalition are hosting an all-day forum to commemorate the victims of the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the deadliest since World War II

  October 15, 2016

In South Africa, Students Protesting For Free Universities Met With Police Violence
The demands of students for free public education is a call for the ANC government to return to its aspirations of uplifting the Black working class and the poor

  October 5, 2016

US Indifference to Congolese Repression Ensures Its Access to Nation's Mineral Resources
With dozens killed in the Congo and opposition headquarters sacked, The Real News looks at the material interests of the United States in the Central African nation

  September 20, 2016

Yale to Face Protests for Whitewashing Paul Kagame's Human Rights Record
Journalist and Yale alum Anjan Sundaram says Yale is ignoring the Rawandan president's atrocious record in both Rwanda and Congo

  September 19, 2016

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