The Nigerian government has finally started the clean-up of oil-soaked Ogoniland after years of inaction. A billion dollars has been committed to what has been described as one of the world’s most wide-ranging and long-term oil clean-up exercises. This part...
EXX Africa analyses the impact of an eventual ‘Brexit’ on three of the UK’s most important African markets: South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, June 28, 2016/ -- Following the UK’s surprise vote to leave the EU, EXX...
The unprecedented arrests and detentions in Kenya of seven members of parliament and a senator capped a wave of rising political tensions and violence on the streets. These tensions were inflamed when a member of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee...
The Egyptian Criminal Court sentenced our colleagues Ibrahim Helal, former director of news at Al Jazeera's Arabic channel, and Alaa Sablan, identified by the prosecution as an Al Jazeera journalist,  to death on Saturday, 18 June 2016. The two journalists were falsely accused of wrongdoing...
Just before the anti-corruption summit in London, British Prime Minister David Cameron made his now infamous public gaffe in a rather a silly, schoolboyish way. He boasted to the Queen: We’ve got some leaders of some fantastically corrupt countries coming...
June days in South Africa can be dark, cold and short. The sun rises late and sets early. Highland frosts feel their way through blades of blemished veld; mists mask roads ahead and behind. The month brings with it...
  Hlawulani Mkhabela   Simon Gatwech Dual, Chief of General Staff for SPLM/SPLA in Opposition (IO) in Juba- UN Photo/Isaac Billy   The most effective way to be heard is still at the barrel of a gun and the South Sudanese peace deal makes it...
A new book by Leo Zeilig focuses on one of Africa and the modern era’s most celebrated revolutionaries, whose views remain influential long after his death. This is an edited extract. Many people spoke well that day. Delegates had come...
Eritrea marks 25 years of independence from Ethiopia this month. It is now one of the most underdeveloped countries in the world and is run by a repressive government. The Conversation Africa’s politics and society editor, Thabo Leshilo, asked...
Stockholm, 24 May 2016 Sexual Violence in Africa: Reversing the Trends In honour of Africa Day 2016, three Right Livelihood Award Laureates from Africa are speaking out to reverse the current trends of sexual violence on the continent. As the World Health Organization (WHO) reports, “about...

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