Sub-Saharan Africa

  • HOW SEVEN AFRICAN NATIONS SQUANDERED FOREIGN AID

    - Mar 16, 2019
    Africa’s foremost diplomat, Kofi Annan, was one of the biggest human exports from the continent. Aside from being the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations for nine years (1997 to 2006), the late Ghanaian was one...
  • FIVE THINGS TANZANIA’S ‘BULLDOZER’ MAGUFULI HAS BANNED

    - Mar 16, 2019
    This year began with a new ban in Tanzania – all public hospitals were forbidden from televising entertainment programmes and told to show only health-related content. Since President John Pombe Magufuli, nicknamed “The Bulldozer”, came to...
  • A CLOSE SHAVE: THE DANGER OF NIGERIAN HAIRCUTS

    - Mar 16, 2019
    Located opposite the popular Y-junction at Oremeji in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, Rabiu Fagunwa’s wooden shop might have accommodated more customers in its 55 years of existence than a football stadium in one game. Many...
  • UGANDA-RWANDA FEUD DEEPENS

    - Mar 16, 2019
    On Wednesday March 12, Uganda’s foreign ministry issued a statement clarifying that it has not closed its border with Rwanda. The same statement however listed several actions that have been taken by Rwanda to frustrate movement...
  • FACT CHECK: THE BOER CONCENTRATION CAMPS

    - Mar 16, 2019
    By Fransjohan Pretorius More than a century after 48 000 people died in concentration camps in what’s known as the South African War between 1899 and 1902 – or the Anglo-Boer War – the events of that period are back...
  • CHINA TO TAKE OVER KENYA’S MAIN PORT OVER UNPAID LOAN

    - Jan 8, 2019
    The Kenyan government risks losing the lucrative Mombasa port to China should the country fail to repay huge loans advanced by Chinese lenders. In November, African Stand reported on how Kenya is at high risk of...
  • MOZAMBIQUE ACCUSES SOUTH AFRICAN OF BEING JIHADIST LEADER

    - Jan 8, 2019
    Mozambique prosecutors have accused a 60-year-old white South African Andre Mayer Hanekom of being the leader of a Jihadist group behind grisly attacks in the north of the country. Hanekom, who runs a maritime business in...
  • GULEN IN AFRICA: PEACE, HARMONY AND GUN-RUNNING

    - Jan 8, 2019
    Associates of Hizmet, the movement founded by Turkish cleric Fethullah Gülen which is supposedly dedicated to world peace and understanding, have purchased at least four weapons companies in South Africa and become deeply involved in arms...
  • EX-CREDIT SUISSE BANKERS CHARGED WITH FCPA VIOLATIONS

    - Jan 8, 2019
    Three former Credit Suisse bankers were charged in federal court in Brooklyn with bribery and fraud connected to Mozambique’s $2 billion “tuna bonds” scandal. All three were arrested in London in early January and released on...
  • BOY SCOUTS AN ARMY FOR PEACE IN CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

    - Oct 31, 2018
    Bangui — It is early August, and the humanitarian aid community in the Central African Republic’s capital Bangui is fearing the worst. The Ebola outbreak in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo is intensifying and there is a...