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Guinea coup What lies ahead for Guinea after coup by US-trained military unit?

The coup leader, Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, has claimed that he will put an end to the corruption and human rights abuses committed under the rule of ousted president Alpha Conde, whom he had served as a henchman. However, his close links to the US and France indicate other motives behind the coup

Rwanda’s military is the French proxy on African soil

Over July and August Rwandan soldiers were deployed in Mozambique, purportedly to fight ISIS terrorists. However, behind this campaign is French maneuvering that benefits an energy giant eager to exploit natural gas resources, and perhaps, some backroom deals over history

Elections in Somalia hit another roadblock

The opposition presidential candidates have rejected the new framework weakening the authority of clans and empowering the heads of state governments to determine candidates who will elect MPs to the lower house

Algeria announces end to diplomatic relations with Morocco

The decision comes amid escalating tensions over many issues between the two countries, including Western Sahara, Morocco’s relations and support for Israel, and Morocco’s alleged backing of Algerian separatist groups

Mali coup Military attempts another coup in Mali, arrests president and prime minister

The detention followed a minor reshuffle in the transitional government in which two military representatives were removed. The military had staged a coup in August 2020, forcing then president Boubacar Keita to resign

Protesters in Chad remain skeptical of new political structure, French approach

On April 27, protesters were killed while were opposing the new political arrangement, which includes a military junta and a civilian prime minister. The protesters were on the streets against the coup staged by Mahamat Deby

Covid -19 in South Africa COVID-19 cases in Africa exceed 3.1 million

With around 1.26 million cases, South Africa has the highest concentration of COVID-19 infections on the continent, followed by Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt

Ethiopia Tigray conflict Ethiopian federal government announces final offensive against Tigray regional forces

Around 27,000 people are estimated to have fled from Ethiopia’s Tigray region across the western border into Sudan. The UN refugee agency in Sudan estimated that an average of 4,000 refugees have been arriving daily

Ethiopia conflict Hundreds perish and thousands flee to Sudan as war in Ethiopia’s Tigray region continues

The fighting between the forces of the federal government and that of the Tigray regional government began on November 4. It has triggered fears of a full-blown civil war in Africa’s second most populous country

President of Mali resigns following military take over

The coup was in response to the protests going on for the last few months in the country demanding the resignation of the president, widespread reforms and the expulsion of French troops from the country

Farewell Ernest Wamba dia Wamba!

Congolese militant and activist Ernest Wamba dia Wamba passed away on July 15 in Kinshasa

African Liberation Day: Historical Perspective for Pan Africanism Today

Justice Henaku discusses the political, historical, and cultural importance of African Liberation Day for the people on the African continent, of the African diaspora and across the world.

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