Convicted War Criminial Hissene Habre Dies

Chad's former President Hissene Habre, an ally of the West during the Cold War who was later jailed for war crimes and crimes against humanity, died on Tuesday in Senegal aged 79, the spokesperson at the Senegalese Justice Ministry said. Habre ruled Chad from 1982 to 1990 after deposing his...

Akonnor Claims the Black Stars Will Dominate 2021 AFCON

Black Stars head coach Charles Kwabla Akonnor believes he has the squad to win the Africa Cup of Nations title next year. Ghana will be heading into another tournament hoping to end its near 40-year wait to lift the trophy since 1982. The Black Stars have come close to winning...

Uganda’s Dictatorship Cracks Down on Civil Society Organizations

Authorities in Uganda have suspended more than 50 civic groups for allegedly not complying with regulations, dealing a blow to hundreds of thousands of people who directly benefit from the organisations’ activities. The suspensions, which target agencies ranging from rights watchdogs to women’s groups, were announced on Friday by the...

Zimbabwe’s Opposition Wants to Live Up to Zambia’s Example

Following the democratic election of opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema in Zambia, opposition leaders in neighbouring Zimbabwe are looking on in admiration, promising to chart a similar path to restore a civil transfer of power. The ripple effects of this message have sparked frenzied exchanges between the main opposition politician, Nelson...