Sub-Saharan Africa

  • 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...
  • KABILA PLAYS THE MEDVEDEV OPTION

    - Sep 26, 2018
    The date set for the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s long-delayed presidential elections, 23 December 2018, is swiftly approaching. The elections, if they are held, will mark two years since President Joseph Kabila’s constitutional mandate expired...
  • AFRICA’S LATEST INSURGENCY: MOZAMBIQUE

    - Sep 26, 2018
    In the shadow of several headline-grabbing insurgent movements operating across Africa from Mali to Somalia, northern Mozambique is in the grip of a low level but rapidly worsening jihadist insurgency. The group launched itself onto the...
  • SA POLICE WOEFULLY UNDER-RESOURCED IN FIGHT AGAINST TERRORISM

    - Sep 26, 2018
    THE South African Police Service organization tasked with investigating terrorism, treason and crimes aimed at undermining the state and the constitution has only three policemen to cover the whole of KwaZulu Natal province. KwaZulu Natal borders...
  • ERIK PRINCE BUYS A NAVY IN MOZAMBIQUE

    - May 14, 2018
    Erik Prince, founder of Blackwater Security Consulting, a controversial private military company, has taken control of a private navy in the Indian Ocean, with its own air force and sophisticated weaponry. Prince, a war entrepreneur and...
  • PUTIN’S PRIVATEERS EXPAND INTO AFRICA

    - May 14, 2018
    The terrible defeat suffered by forces of the Wagner Group private military company (PMC) at Deir el-Zour (Syria), in early February 2018 did not lead to the demise of this increasingly famous Russian PMC. On the...