Daily Archives: August 20, 2019

How a chief defied apartheid and upheld democracy for the good of his people

The recently released report of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s advisory panel on land reform, and the latest efforts to force through two controversial traditional authority bills, point to the continued legacies of changes to the relationship …

Sudan Forms 11-Member Sovereign Council, Headed by Military Leader

CAIRO – Sudan on Tuesday completed the formation of an 11-member sovereign council that will run the country for a three-year transitional period until elections, a spokesman for the ruling military council told a news …

Sudan Forms 11-Member Sovereign Council, Headed by Military Leader

CAIRO – Sudan on Tuesday completed the formation of an 11-member sovereign council that will run the country for a three-year transitional period until elections, a spokesman for the ruling military council told a news …

Burkina Faso Leader Laments ‘Dark Stain’ After Attack Kills 24 Soldiers

OUAGADOUGOU – Gunmen killed 24 soldiers in an attack on an army unit in Burkina Faso, the deadliest yet in the West African nation’s fight against Islamist militants, which the president on Tuesday called a …

Burkina Faso Leader Laments ‘Dark Stain’ After Attack Kills 24 Soldiers

OUAGADOUGOU – Gunmen killed 24 soldiers in an attack on an army unit in Burkina Faso, the deadliest yet in the West African nation’s fight against Islamist militants, which the president on Tuesday called a …

Burkina Faso Leader Laments ‘Dark Stain’ After Attack Kills 24 Soldiers

OUAGADOUGOU – Gunmen killed 24 soldiers in an attack on an army unit in Burkina Faso, the deadliest yet in the West African nation’s fight against Islamist militants, which the president on Tuesday called a …

Official: Southern Somali State Shutters Main City, Airport Ahead of Election

GAROWE, SOMALIA – The southern Somali state of Jubbaland has blocked access to the capital city Kismayo and its main airport ahead of Thursday’s vote to elect a president of the semi-autonomous region, a senior …

Critics Condemn Life Sentences for Cameroon Separatist Leaders

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON – A military tribunal in Cameroon has sentenced 10 leaders of the country’s Anglophone separatist movement to life in prison, which critics say will hurt efforts to end the separatist crisis through dialogue.…