Friday, September 27, 2013 - 10:07
After a year-and-a-half of turmoil, the public inauguration of the newly elected President Ibrahim Boubakar Keïta signals a new beginning for Mali. But apart from the August elections that were widely considered to be free and fair, there is little except grandiose rhetoric to suggest that Mali has determinately moved away from the policies and governance that facilitated the disintegration of the state in the first place.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 11:58
The French military intervention and a successful election have given Mali a chance to reboot its democracy. But it's going to be an uphill climb.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 09:36
A top United Nations official focusing on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today highlighted the need for continued regional cooperation to ensure implementation of a Great Lakes peace accord and to combat the activities of all armed groups that have violated the rights of civilians throughout the region.
Monday, September 23, 2013 - 13:07
South Sudan defense minister Kuol Manyang has vowed to build a strong national army, less than a week after President Salva Kiir accused the military of widespread corruption.
Monday, September 23, 2013 - 11:10
The extremist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for a on a mall Saturday in Nairobi, Kenya. Just to the east of Kenya, Somalia has been desperately trying to drive the Islamist group out of its towns and cities.
Monday, September 23, 2013 - 09:00
The death toll from last week’s attack in Borno State that saw insurgents dressed as soldiers, set up checkpoints and gun down travellers on a highway, has risen to, at least, 142.
Friday, September 20, 2013 - 10:09
Representatives Royce, Engel, and Smith propose the Electrify Africa Bill.
Friday, September 20, 2013 - 09:57
Testimony by Donald Yamamoto on the prospects for peace and democracy in Zimbabwe.
Friday, September 20, 2013 - 09:32
The autonomous region of Somaliland is angling to become a trade and transit hub for East Africa, pouring millions of dollars into infrastructural development with the help of international financiers. But its plans are complicated by its ties to Somalia's capital city of Mogadishu.
Friday, September 20, 2013 - 09:02
MANY things were in doubt when Rwanda held parliamentary elections on September 16th, but not the outcome. Paul Kagame, the president, said before votes were counted that he had “no reason to believe” in anything but overwhelming victory. His Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) won with 76%.