Monthly Archive: April 2016

Ugandan Opposition Leader Besigye Arrested Again

Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye was re-arrested Tuesday just hours after he left his home. The move came despite assurances by authorities that he was free to attend prayers at his party headquarters Tuesday....

AU Forces in Somalia Kill al-Shabab Leaders

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and Somali government forces have killed several al-Shabab commanders in the lower Shabelle region. Six leaders of the al-Qaida linked Islamist militant group were killed Tuesday. Reuters...

ICC Terminates Case Against Kenyan Deputy President

The International Criminal Court has dropped charges of crimes against humanity against Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto. The ICC said Tuesday that judges voted 2-1 to vacate the charges against Ruto and co-defendant Joshua...

South Africa MPs Debate Zuma Impeachment Motion

Political tensions are rising in South Africa as parliament begins debating a motion to impeach President Jacob Zuma. It’s a first for South Africa, and tempers were running hot as the parliamentary session opened...

Several Africans Named in Leaked Panama Papers

The massive leak of confidential banking documents known as the Panama Papers has implicated some big names in Africa. The documents, described as the biggest data leak in history show how 143 politicians, including...

Migrants Surge From Sub-Saharan Africa Into Italy

The International Organization for Migration reports a large number of Sub-Saharan Africans, mainly from Nigeria, Mali, Gambia, and Senegal has been arriving in Italy this year. The IOM says most of the migrants are...

UN Considers Police to Help In Stabilizing Burundi

The U.N. Security Council has asked Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to present options for deploying U.N. police to Burundi to help monitor the security situation following nearly a year of politically linked violence. In a...

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