Africa

Essential Remittances To Africa Devastated By Coronavirus Pandemic

Essential Remittances To Africa Devastated By Coronavirus Pandemic

May 29, 2020

Families dependent on remittances from seasonal workers are facing a crisis, even in countries without widespread COVID-19 cases.

COVID-19 Lays Bare Neoliberalism’s Failure In Sudan

April 2, 2020

The failure of neoliberalism in addressing the coronavirus crisis is not limited to Sudan. It is a global failure.

Opposition To Kagame Proves Deadly For Rwandans

March 27, 2020

Those who challenge Kagame’s administration and question his past face brutal repression, and worse. Claude Gatebuke highlights the latest case of murdered Rwandan singer Kizito Mihigo.

The Rwanda Genocide’s Origins Are in Resource Extraction and US Militarism

February 25, 2020

Judi Rever’s book “In Praise of Blood” connects the modern scramble for control of African resources to the Rwandan genocide and sets the record straight about its alleged hero, Paul Kagame.

International Banks and Law Firms Are at the Heart of South Africa’s Corruption

February 21, 2020

In South Africa, corruption is called state capture. A new report by Shadow World Investigations reveals how world bankers, lawyers, and accountants manipulate politicians. We speak with Andrew Feinstein, the report’s author.

War Criminal Omar Bashir Faces Trial in the Hague as Sudan Aligns Itself with the West

February 20, 2020

Sudan has been through a revolution, but it’s unclear what former President Bashir’s extradition to the ICC indicates for the future of the country. Has Sudan been seduced by Western power and capital?

Egypt Bans Journalist Daoud Kuttab from a Transparency Conference

December 23, 2019

Journalist Daoud Kuttab was barred from entering Egypt without being given a reason. His banning indicates the growing paranoia of the Egyptian regime in the face of mounting international criticism.

Egypt’s Media Crackdown Can be Stopped

November 28, 2019

Angela Joya discusses the raid on the last independent media center in Egypt: Mada Masr. Thanks to international protest, the authorities allowed Mada Masr to re-open and resume publications. As opposition to Egypt’s President Al-Sisi continues, the government intensifies the repression of free speech.

Mozambique Braces for Election

October 16, 2019

Mozambique’s ruling Frelimo party is expected to win Tuesday’s general election but the challenge from the main opposition party, Renamo, has proven stronger than expected.

Tunisian Elections Marked by Disappointment With Arab Spring Aftermath

October 10, 2019

Even though the 2011 Arab Spring began in Tunisia and was arguably more successful there than anywhere else, Tunisians are disappointed and not interested in the upcoming presidential runoff vote, says Angela Joya.