What the Country’s War Means for Northern Uganda’s ‘Relative Peace’

[Atlantic Council] Ten years after the guns of the three-decade-long Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) insurgency went silent, northern Uganda’s local leaders are concerned that the deadly war raging across the South Sudanese border could disturb the fragil…

[Atlantic Council] Ten years after the guns of the three-decade-long Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) insurgency went silent, northern Uganda's local leaders are concerned that the deadly war raging across the South Sudanese border could disturb the fragile region.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Gukurahundi Origins – Myth and Reality, Part 4 – the One-Party State, 1980-1987

[Daily Maverick] Illuminating as it is to examine some of the individual events that together make up the backcloth to the Matabeleland killings of 1983-4 – among them, the Entumbane violence, the arms caches “crisis” and the tourist abduction – this c…

[Daily Maverick] Illuminating as it is to examine some of the individual events that together make up the backcloth to the Matabeleland killings of 1983-4 - among them, the Entumbane violence, the arms caches "crisis" and the tourist abduction - this complex tapestry only fully makes sense when we identify the ideological thread (and associated objectives) which runs through it. Imbued with a tradition that emphasised absolute domination, Robert Mugabe and his confidants entered government in 1980 with a burning desire to

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Is Child Labor the Price for E-Cars?

[Deutsche Welle] Whether in cars, laptops or smartphones, cobalt is in nearly all batteries. The biggest supplier is the Democratic Republic of Congo, where human rights are often violated in the mines.

[Deutsche Welle] Whether in cars, laptops or smartphones, cobalt is in nearly all batteries. The biggest supplier is the Democratic Republic of Congo, where human rights are often violated in the mines.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

UN Aid Chief Issues Bleak Warning On Central African Republic

[Deutsche Welle] The UN’s aid chief Stephen O’Brien has briefed the Security Council on the ethnic clashes in the Central African Republic. He echoed his own earlier comments that “the early warnings of genocide are there.”

[Deutsche Welle] The UN's aid chief Stephen O'Brien has briefed the Security Council on the ethnic clashes in the Central African Republic. He echoed his own earlier comments that "the early warnings of genocide are there."

source: AllAfrica News: Central African Republic

Early Election Results Showing Ruling Party Ahead Draw Opposition Complaints

[VOA] Angola’s ruling party took a strong lead in early election results released Thursday, the nation’s electoral commission said, drawing immediate objections from opposition parties.

[VOA] Angola's ruling party took a strong lead in early election results released Thursday, the nation's electoral commission said, drawing immediate objections from opposition parties.

source: AllAfrica News: Angola

Ghana Telescope to Help African, European Scientists

[SAnews.gov.za] Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor says the launch of a 32 metre radio telescope in Ghana on Thursday will help improve collaboration between African and European astronomers.

[SAnews.gov.za] Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor says the launch of a 32 metre radio telescope in Ghana on Thursday will help improve collaboration between African and European astronomers.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

SKA Project Pushing New Frontiers

[SAnews.gov.za] Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor says the Square Kilometre Array project, which is a joint effort between South Africa and Australia to build the world’s largest radio telescope, will push the boundaries of technology.

[SAnews.gov.za] Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor says the Square Kilometre Array project, which is a joint effort between South Africa and Australia to build the world's largest radio telescope, will push the boundaries of technology.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

Threatened Languages and How People Relate to Them – a Cameroon Case Study

[The Conversation Africa] New York -The world is going through an unprecedented period of language endangerment. Some experts predict that half of the world’s languages will disappear within a century, with urbanisation and the increasing use of major …

[The Conversation Africa] New York -The world is going through an unprecedented period of language endangerment. Some experts predict that half of the world's languages will disappear within a century, with urbanisation and the increasing use of major world languages diminishing smaller languages' chances of survival.

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon