Sudanese Islamists renew protests against the UN

Sudanese Islamists renew protests against the UN

Thousands of Islamic Sudanese demonstrators are protesting against the UN. What’s the protest about?  The protesters expressed opposition to efforts by the UN to mediate between the country’s military junta and civilian leaders who have been at loggerheads since last year’s coup that was led by General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan. For the second time in…

France halts operation in the Sahel 

France halts operation in the Sahel 

France has announced the end of its Barkhane operation in the Sahel, with an official statement to be made by President Emmanuel Macron today, November 9, 2022.  What’s Barkhane operation?  The Barkhane operation is the French government’s anti-jihadist military engagement in the Sahel. The announcement, by the Elysee Palace, comes about three months after the…

Climate Change Reparations 
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Climate Change Reparations 

Stakeholders from around the world have gathered in the Egyptian seaside resort of Sharm el-Sheikh for COP27-UN Climate Summit Africa, for talks on Climate Change control, and the early signs are good Amidst numerous competing issues, including the Russia-Ukraine war, high inflation, food shortages, and an energy crisis, climate change, and its impact continue to…

Ethiopia-Tigray conflict: peace found its way eventually

Ethiopia-Tigray conflict: peace found its way eventually

In our newsletter yesterday November 2, 2022, we reported that it appears that there was still a long way to go before peace was achieved in the Horn of Africa. Well, the long-lost peace has eventually found its way sooner than anticipated. What do you mean? Representatives of the Ethiopian government and leaders of the…

Ethiopia-Tigray Conflict: long way to peace 

Ethiopia-Tigray Conflict: long way to peace 

It appears that it is still a long way before peace is achieved in the Ethiopia-Tigray conflict.  Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has suggested that the pressure of “heavy foreign interference” in the peace talks with the Tigray administration may stall the achievement of truce. He, however, remains hopeful that a peace pact will be…

Ghana President assures of “no debt haircut” with IMF talks

Ghana President assures of “no debt haircut” with IMF talks

President Nana Akufo Addo of Ghana has reassured investors that the ongoing talks with the International Monetary Fund, IMF, will not lead to a possible reduction in the country’s government bonds.   Ghana is currently facing an economic crisis that has seen its local currency; the Ghana Cedis plummet by over 40% and consumer inflation…

Lesotho’s unlikely leader beats the odds, again 

Lesotho’s unlikely leader beats the odds, again 

After an exceptional performance in last week’s national elections, the leader of the Revolution for Prosperity (RFP) party in Lesotho announced that he would be leading a three-party coalition government, again defying predictions.  What predictions?  Despite being founded only six months ago, the Revolution for Prosperity party (RFP) won 56 seats in the parliament, missing…

Uganda’s Prodigal Son 

Uganda’s Prodigal Son 

The president of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, yesterday sacked the commander of the country’s infantry forces, his son Muhoozi Kainerugaba, for his serial misbehavior on Twitter.  What misbehavior?  Tagged “the tweeting general” of Uganda, Lt. Gen. Kainerugaba has recently incited resentment among some Ugandans who view his frequent remarks on Twitter as provocative and occasionally even…