New African Union Chief Puts Peace Back On the Agenda

[ISS] 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 country. Yet this picture of Moussa Faki Mahamat, the new AUC chairper…

[ISS] 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 country. Yet this picture of Moussa Faki Mahamat, the new AUC chairperson, on a visit to South Sudan, is probably the first of many.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Election Violence Threatens Nation Again

[The Conversation Africa] In the last few weeks Kenya has seen an increase in intra-party political violence following the start of its political party primaries that began on April 13th and are scheduled to run for two weeks.

[The Conversation Africa] In the last few weeks Kenya has seen an increase in intra-party political violence following the start of its political party primaries that began on April 13th and are scheduled to run for two weeks.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Janjaweed Leader Points a Finger at Khartoum

[Radio Dabanga] Radio Dabanga -According to a former Darfur janjaweed leader, who was arrested in Sweden in early April, the Sudanese authorities wanted to rid Darfur of the indigenous population.

[Radio Dabanga] Radio Dabanga -According to a former Darfur janjaweed leader, who was arrested in Sweden in early April, the Sudanese authorities wanted to rid Darfur of the indigenous population.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Can Young Leaders Bring Change & Stem Violence?

[The Conversation Africa] Once again, the cycle of instability and political uncertainty has the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on high alert and agreements between prominent political actors have done little to stem the tide of violence.

[The Conversation Africa] Once again, the cycle of instability and political uncertainty has the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on high alert and agreements between prominent political actors have done little to stem the tide of violence.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Primaries Cancelled After Too Many Voters Turn Up

[Deutsche Welle] Too many Kenyans, keen to have their voices heard, have plunged the electoral system into chaos. The president says he pulled the plug as it could have subverted the democratic will of the people.

[Deutsche Welle] Too many Kenyans, keen to have their voices heard, have plunged the electoral system into chaos. The president says he pulled the plug as it could have subverted the democratic will of the people.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Mining the Wreckage of Our History for Gold

[Democracy Works] It seems two decades later, there is little holding us together aside from our shared history. We are still on one side the oppressor and on the other, the oppressed. President Jacob Zuma knows and exploits this at every turn and so w…

[Democracy Works] It seems two decades later, there is little holding us together aside from our shared history. We are still on one side the oppressor and on the other, the oppressed. President Jacob Zuma knows and exploits this at every turn and so we find ourselves stuck - prisoners of our history even as we want desperately to be liberated from it.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Dept of Sport and Recreation Pays Tribute to Nick Durandt

[News24Wire] The Department of Sport and Recreation has expressed its sadness at the news of the untimely passing of legendary boxer, mentor and boxing trainer, Nick Durandt .

[News24Wire] The Department of Sport and Recreation has expressed its sadness at the news of the untimely passing of legendary boxer, mentor and boxing trainer, Nick Durandt .

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Agoa Doubts Cut Kenya Exports to U.S. By 12%

[East African] The volume of Kenyan apparel shipped to the US under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) declined by 12.1 per cent last year even as uncertainty clouds the 17-year-old preferential pact under President Donald Trump.

[East African] The volume of Kenyan apparel shipped to the US under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) declined by 12.1 per cent last year even as uncertainty clouds the 17-year-old preferential pact under President Donald Trump.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya