Rwanda: Rwandan, Congolese Businesses Discuss Urban Sanitation and Hygiene Project

[New Times] Representatives of more than 100 firms and cooperatives in DR Congo’s capital, Kinshasa, on Friday held a meeting with local businessman, Jean Malic Kalima, seeking his assistance on how to best plan and implement a city cleaning project. source

Sudan: El Tayyar Editor – ‘Al Bashir Ordered Massacre Before Coup’

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -According to a senior Sudanese journalist, on the day before he was overthrown by a military coup, ousted President Omar Al Bashir ordered the military to disperse the sit-in in front of the General Command of the Sudan Armed Forces by force, authorising them “to kill 30-50 per cent of the people”. […]

Nigeria: Zamfara Emirs Apologise to NAF, Say Air Strikes Killed Innocents ‘Mistakenly’

[Premium Times] The Chairman, Zamfara State Council of Chiefs, Attahiru Ahmad, has apologised to the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) over its recent allegations that innocent citizens were killed in the state during air strikes by personnel of the Air Force. source

Liberia: A Thoughtful Recollection of the Fearful Month of April in Liberian History

[New Dawn] The aim of this article is to analyze the historical roots and causes which led to the still ongoing political disunity in Liberia. Starting with the declaration of independence in 1847 until the 1980 bloody coup and the evolution of 1989 rebels’ incursion, a brief historical review provides information on how the political […]

Kenya: State Capture – How Drug Lords Control Political Power in the Country

[Nation] Instructively, the Akashas’ case in the US has excited a public convinced it is definitive in Kenya’s fight against hard drugs. And this exhilaration is because American authorities earlier promised to swoop down on Akashas’ accomplices — judges, police officers, politicians, and many other public servants who aided or abetted the enterprise founded by […]

Africa: UN’s Empty Promises to World’s Indigenous Peoples

[IPS] The United Nations, as in so many other areas, gives lip service in support of Indigenous issues while lacking the political will and enforcement power over individual member states to comply with the protection of fundamental human rights for the Original Nations of Indigenous Peoples of the world. source

Nigeria: Open Grazing – Benue Law and the Option Before South Eastern States

[Vanguard] Makurdi -When in 2017 the Benue state government enacted the much celebrated Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law to stem the persistent conflicts between herdsmen and farmers in the state not many knew that the singular initiative would mark a watershed in the lives of the traumatized farmers of the state who bore […]