​Nigerian Army: the conspiracy of Islamist abductions

by Chin Ce  YOBE State, Nigeria. National regression under successive military and civilian governments has coalesced in the Buhari-led conundrum of 2015-2019.  It is the price of government of hidden agenda, and of collusion by centrifugal forces intent upon power over others by deception and divisions while putting up a public veneer of unity, peace…

South Sudan officials may be guilty of war crimes: UN report

More than 40 South Sudanese officials may be guilty of crimes against humanity, the UN says. South Sudan plunged into civil war in 2013, two years after gaining independence [Goran Tomasevic/Reuters] More than 40 South Sudanese officials may have committed crimes against humanity, the United Nations has said . A report on Friday by investigators…

To stop migration, stop the abuse of Africa’s resources

Written by Lorenzo Kamel  On January 17, Italy’s parliament approved the deployment of up to 470 troops in Niger to combat “irregular migrant flows” and the trafficking of people towards Libya, and, from there, to Europe. A number of other European countries are pursuing similar policies, including France, Germany, and Spain. These policies have been preceded,…

​Managing Ethiopia’s political crisis

As written by Gebreluel, Bedasso and Mamo, ethnic politics is not a necessary evil that Ethiopia has to live with – it is rather an existential threat.  Ethiopia has been experiencing recurrent mass protests, riots and ethnic conflicts over the past two years that have claimed the lives of thousands and displaced hundreds of thousands….

Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth by Nick Dearden

Africa is poor, but we can try to help its people. It’s a simple statement, repeated through a thousand images, newspaper stories and charity appeals each year, so that it takes on the weight of truth. When we read it, we reinforce assumptions and stories about Africa that we’ve heard throughout our lives. We reconfirm…

Amnesty International on illegal military killings in Nigeria

Global human rights watchdog, Amnesty International (AI), has described the response of the Federal Government to communal violence as grossly inadequate, too slow, ineffective, and in certain instances, illegal. The body also said communal clashes have claimed over 700 lives since last year. AI made its position known in a statement issued on Monday. It…

Russell Crowe on Dangers of the American Lawsuit against key Nigerian Officials

Like Nigeria, Sudan had also fancied itself indissoluble just because its Constitution said so. That same political dynamic will be at work against Nigeria if the litigation is not resolved amicably before Nigeria’s dirty linen is exposed at trial in an open United States courtroom for the entire world to see.