Author Archives: Staff

Burkina Faso and the realization that it is possible to win

Activists most often focus on the grievances and challenges immediately in front of them. But in Burkina Faso many do so with one eye cast back, towards the historical precedents of popular action. In their …

Morgan Tsvangirai – an honest man on the cross

Fidel Castro’s aphorism: “A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past” fits the late Morgan Tsvangirai like a glove.  Morgan lived very much in the present, every moment of …

Martin Ruiz de Gordejuela (European Commission’s spokesperson): “Migration should always be considered in a broader perspective”

Brussels – In an interview with Afronline, media partner of #DivertedAid, the investigative project report on of the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa, the European Commission’s spokesperson in charge of development cooperation,

Civipol, the French multinational that sells security in Africa

The terrorism fever and the migrant crisis have contributed to change the international cooperation of the European Union. No longer only an instrument to close the gap with inequality, to build new commercial opportunities and

Among migrants returning from Lybia: “Our nightmare is going back home”

Niamey, Bamako – As of several months ago, in Niger as in Mali,two of the principal stops of the itinerary of the migrants ofthe Sub-Saharan Africa towards Europe, the routes and storiesof

European funds in exchange for greater border controls

Niamey (Niger) – European funds in exchange for greater border controls. Easier repatriations. Quicker expulsions. In a word: border externalisation. Read the field story written by Sara Prestianni for #DivertedAid, an investigative project

Centra African Republic: cameroonian peackeepers under MINUSCA investigation

In Central African Republic, confirmed allegations of corruption, illegal market trading in food and conflict minerals, and sexual assault by the Cameroonian contingent of MINUSCA forces in Nana-Bakassa region. Following the investigation report of Le

We take a break, but we leave you in good company will take a break from Saturday, December 22, till Monday, January 7. We want to say thank you to all our readers and to our African media partners. A special mention to the journalists …