Ethiopia

South Sudan: Former Rivals Forge Foundation for Peace

July 7, 2018

The just signed ceasefire agreement in South Sudan’s bloody civil war is an important step forward, but it remains too early to know whether it will last, says Khalid Ahmed, of University of Toronto

A New Government in Ethiopia Promises Major Political Changes

June 11, 2018

Following three years of protests in Ethiopia, former Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigned in February and now a new government is taking over, which promises to recognize a peace treaty with Eritrea, possibly bringing a long period of tensions to an end. We speak to Glenn Ford of the Black Agenda Report about Africa’s second…

Somalia Bombing an Outgrowth of Foreign Meddling

October 17, 2017

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

Africa

May 3, 2017
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

Ethiopia’s Near Total Crop Failure Blamed on Global Warming, Disinvestment

March 24, 2016

African countries are facing an unprecedented drought due to climate change and inadequate investment in technology, says UN’s Dr. Shukri Ahmed

TRNN Replay: African Refugees in Israel

January 6, 2014
Israel is home to roughly sixty thousand African Asylum Seekers. Following last year’s deportations of those from South Sudan and the Congo, the asylum seekers who remained are nearly all from Eritrea and North Sudan. In the first part of this story, The Real News’ Lia Tarachansky interviewed Yonatan Gher, the Director of Amnesty International,…

The Rise of Chinese Influence in Africa

August 5, 2013

Leonce Ndikumana: China invests in building Africa’s infrastructure, but fails to employ local labor

Racism in Israel

June 5, 2012
In recent weeks, incitement by government officials, rightist settlers, and poor community members against African refugees seeking asylum in Israel escalated into violence. In may Molotov cocktails were thrown into refugee homes, businesses and one kindergarten. The incident did not lead to casualties but inspired a wave of protests leading to a race riot on…