In Backing Chad, the West Faces Moral Hazards

[ICG] The West sees Chad as a reliable ally in the fight against extremists in the African Sahel. But it needs to take more care. Chad is breaking prior agreements by spending much of its oil revenue on the military, while social services and good gove…

[ICG] The West sees Chad as a reliable ally in the fight against extremists in the African Sahel. But it needs to take more care. Chad is breaking prior agreements by spending much of its oil revenue on the military, while social services and good governance have suffered.

source: AllAfrica News: Chad

The Only Result Acceptable to Odinga Is the One Where He Is Declared President

[Democracy Works] Kenya’s Supreme Court made history when it nullified the results of the August 8 election in which President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner.

[Democracy Works] Kenya's Supreme Court made history when it nullified the results of the August 8 election in which President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

How Ivory Fell Into the Hands of Organized Criminal Syndicates

[IPS] Cambridge -“Ivory is like a drug and you have to be careful with it. If you are serious and desire it, you can get all you want, but you have to be patient and act very carefully,” a Cameroonian man selling ivory items from a network of shops acr…

[IPS] Cambridge -"Ivory is like a drug and you have to be careful with it. If you are serious and desire it, you can get all you want, but you have to be patient and act very carefully," a Cameroonian man selling ivory items from a network of shops across Central Africa, told TRAFFIC investigators in 2014.

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

A Perfect Study in a Lack of Accountability

[Democracy Works] “This presidency is a crime in progress.” Agang’s Andries Tlouamma might have inadvertently come up with the best response during last week’s presidential question time.

[Democracy Works] "This presidency is a crime in progress." Agang's Andries Tlouamma might have inadvertently come up with the best response during last week's presidential question time.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Sekeramayi Turns Knife On Mnangagwa Backers

[Zimbabwe Standard] Defence minister Sydney Sekeramayi yesterday said the ruling party would soon organise meetings to elect a new war veterans leadership to replace the Christopher Mutsvangwa-led executive.

[Zimbabwe Standard] Defence minister Sydney Sekeramayi yesterday said the ruling party would soon organise meetings to elect a new war veterans leadership to replace the Christopher Mutsvangwa-led executive.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Mugabe Drops Succession Bombshell

[Zimbabwe Standard] PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe yesterday said he will not impose his wife as Zimbabwe’s next president as he opened up on his troubled relationship with Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

[Zimbabwe Standard] PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe yesterday said he will not impose his wife as Zimbabwe's next president as he opened up on his troubled relationship with Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Mail & Guardian in the Eye of the Digital Disruption Storm

[Digital Content Africa] South Africa’s Mail and Guardian is one of those African newspapers that sits squarely in the eye of the storm of digital disruption. Tomorrow’s online future seems to suit best those with mass audiences. Russell Southwood spok…

[Digital Content Africa] South Africa's Mail and Guardian is one of those African newspapers that sits squarely in the eye of the storm of digital disruption. Tomorrow's online future seems to suit best those with mass audiences. Russell Southwood spoke to the Mail and Guardian's Editor Khadija Patel to get an early progress report on how it's going.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Interview – How I Got German Embassy to Set Up Health Clinic in Abuja IDP Camp – – Ex-NYSC Member

[Premium Times] As the world deals with a refugee crisis arising from wars in Syria and parts of the Middle East, Nigeria is also dealing with its own internal refugee crisis. The Boko Haram insurgency has led to widespread displacement of people in th…

[Premium Times] As the world deals with a refugee crisis arising from wars in Syria and parts of the Middle East, Nigeria is also dealing with its own internal refugee crisis. The Boko Haram insurgency has led to widespread displacement of people in the North-east of the country. Homes and whole communities have been destroyed, and survivors have had to trudge to camps set up by state and federal governments, making IDPs (Internally Displaced Persons) a familiar acronym in Nigeria.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Arik Files N20 Billion Suit Against Nigerian Govt, Ethiopian Airlines

[Premium Times] Arik Air Limited has filed a N20 billion suit against the federal government and Ethiopian Airlines over recent claims in the media that they were negotiating the takeover of the airline.

[Premium Times] Arik Air Limited has filed a N20 billion suit against the federal government and Ethiopian Airlines over recent claims in the media that they were negotiating the takeover of the airline.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Rising Ethnic Tensions Fuel Fears of Spike in Violence

[VOA] The head of United Nations peacekeeping says rising ethnic tensions in Central African Republic are likely to spur greater conflict between the Muslim and Christian communities unless action is taken to defuse the situation.

[VOA] The head of United Nations peacekeeping says rising ethnic tensions in Central African Republic are likely to spur greater conflict between the Muslim and Christian communities unless action is taken to defuse the situation.

source: AllAfrica News: Central African Republic