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Archive for May, 2015

Rebels clash with Congolese soldiers in transit camp

  By Sylvain Muyali Soliders from the Congolese army (FARDC) earlier this week clashed with Rwandan Hutu rebels (FDLR) held in the Kanyabayonga transit camp in the eastern province of North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.


  By Echezonachukwu Nduka

Borno refreshes hope as Buhari takes over presidency

  By Ibrahim Sawab The Borno state government has said that it is in a very good position to refresh hope and confidence and celebrate the emergence of a new government of Muhammadu Buhari, who takes the oath of office today as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Nuclear Security Blunders

  By Sabena Siddiqi Nuclear weapon security is usually handled by different agencies from those that manage civilian safety mainly to maintain secrecy. The ultimate security threat is thought to be from terrorist groups, but the number of times breaches in nuclear security transpire is simply staggering.

An irrational Khan

  By Sattar Rind The head of Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party Imran Khan, a cricketer turned philanthropist and politician has without doubt proved himself to not only be inflexible but pretentious also, having no link or rapport with political logic or sensibility, in this writer’s opinion.

Journalist arrested following story on Ugandan minister

  By Robert Ssewankambo Alex Bukhumune, a journalist for the Ugandan newspaper Red Pepper, was last week arrested and detained for investigating a story involving the State Minister for Energy, Ronald James Du’janga.


  By Pijush Kanti Deb

Land Tenure, Reforms and Governance are under reported according to Civil Society groups in Senegal

  By Alpha Jallow A group of journalists from different media organisations have ended a three day field visit to the Senegalese village of Wassadou in the region of Tambacounda. The journalists, who are also members of a network of media professionals on land reforms and governance, organised the field visit to familiarise themselves with […]


  By Jocelyn Mosman

The Shia Factor

  By Sabena Siddiqi Pakistan has a 96.4 percent Muslim population, of which 85-90 percent is Sunni and 10-15 percent Shia. This is a substantial Shia population, the largest being in Iran. Elsewhere in Pakistan, 1.85 percent of the population are Hindus and 1.6 percent Christians.


  By Scott Thomas Outlar

Journalist accuses official from Ugandan ruling political party of assault

  By Robert Ssewankambo Edward Bindhe, a Uganda Radio Network (URN) journalist was last week assaulted by a senior ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party official, Rogers Mulindwa, while covering the launch of the party members’ registration in the central Ugandan town of Masaka.

Ghanaians rage over power crises at #Dumsormuststop vigil

  By Charles Ayitey The Government of Ghana is beginning to feel the frustrations of its citizens as they protest openly against the consistent and protracted power crises the nation has been enduring.

Following the Militancy

  By Sattar Rind We refuse to learn and be changed according to the world’s vision that we are not an irresponsible country and are considered to be ‘worldly’. In heightening that liability however we indeed are and, though it may not be taken for granted, ought to be without any doubt assumed as fact.

Another witness names senior police officer in assault against Ugandan journalist

  By Robert Ssewankambo A third prosecution witness has testified against former Kampala District Police Commander, Joram Mwesigye in an assault case against TV journalist, Andrew Lwanga in the ongoing trial at the Buganda Road Court in the capital city of Uganda.

The Revolution of 17th May 1997: The Democratic Republic of the Congo is reborn

  By Sylvain Muyali The 17th of May 1997 is a special date for Congolese citizens as it was on this day that Laurent Kabila overthrew Mobutu Sese Seko to become President and reclaim the name of their nation from Zaire to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

‘Defending London’: Designing Preventive Measures to Combat Terrorism

  By Anant Mishra On September 11, 2001 it was made clear that the United States had a new enemy: Al Qaeda and the new breed of extremism later termed as ‘Islamic Terrorism’.

Kabila provides assurance on future plans for the DRC

  By Sylvain Muyali President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Joseph Kabila earlier this week arranged a meeting in Kingakati, to the east of the Congolese capital Kinshasa, with politicians to discuss peace and security within the nation.

Agro–Ecology and Resilience: Paving the way to end hunger and poverty in rural communities

  By Alpha Jallow A four day exchange workshop by ActionAid Senegal and Gambia on the results of the Agro-Ecology and Resilience project implemented in both countries opened in Kaolack, central Senegal on Tuesday.

The World we knew: Revisiting the Second World War

  By Anant Mishra Today, World War II is considered to be one of the bloodiest wars in the history of mankind, especially when the casualty list exceeds sixty million, most of which were civilians.

How mobile money is helping Africa to save $2bn annually

  By Niyi Aderibigbe Mobile phones have proven to be potential game-changers in boosting access to financial products and services to people in Africa. This is particularly true for those at the bottom of the socio-economic pyramid as seen in East Africa.

Five dead including two Tanzanian peacekeepers following rebel attack in DR Congo

  By Sylvain Muyali Five people, including two Tanzanian peacekeepers from the United Nations’ MONUSCO force in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, were killed in an attack by suspected terrorists from the Ugandan rebel Islamist Allied Democratic Forces (ADF/NALU).

Bodies of two missing African Americans exhumed in Ghana

  By Charles Ayitey Intense criminal  investigations are pending  in Ghana following the mysterious murder of two African Americans.

Thousands flee Burundi following protests over third-term Presidential election bid

  By Charles Ayitey Following a ruling by the Burundi Constitutional Court granting President Pierre Nkurunziza a permit to run for a third term, protesters have taken to the streets in throughout the central African nation.

More deaths in the Mediterranean as dozens drown in search of greener pastures

  By Charles Ayitey There has been yet another tragic case of migrant deaths in the Mediterranean following the sinking of a boat south of Italy’s Island of Sicily.

Less Obvious: An Alternative Best Of

  OLDSCHOOL HIP HOP  –  PART THREE If a poll was taken in any country of the best records from a certain musical genre then more often than not it would contain roughly the same selections. Don’t get me wrong, this is by no means a bad thing as it is always worthwhile to highlight […]

Ugandan rebel group leader Jamil Mukulu arrested in Tanzania

  By Sylvain Muyali Jamil Mukulu, head of the Ugandan Allied Democratic Forces (ADF / NALU) rebel group, has been arrested in the locality of Kagezi, situated on the border between the Republic of Kenya and Tanzania.