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AFRICA WATCH. Africa and its strategic balance in Russia-Ukraine conflict

Foreign Policy, a weekly digest of national security, defense, and cybersecurity news, recently reported that Africa is under pressure from European diplomats, to not allow Russia to use them to “evade U.S. and European sanctions.” One should ask, what one had to do with the other? According to Bloomberg, on the day of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, that the foreign...

Gambian lawmakers urge compensation for children’s deaths

BANJUL, Gambia—Gambian lawmakers on October 26 urged compensation for the families of 70 children whom authorities believe may have died after taking a contaminated cough syrup imported from India. The special legislative session was held several weeks after the World Health Organization issued an alarm about 66 deaths from acute kidney injury. Gambian authorities launched an urgent door-to-door campaign to...

Regional power is at the root of Sudan’s war     

At the root of Sudan’s ongoing conflagration between its two opposing militaries is regional power. Sudan is the “crossroad” between Africa and the Middle East. According to Khalil Ch arles, Sudan’s strategic value manifests itself in the region through connections in commerce, trade and culture. As a research paper published by The Elliot School of International Affairs on pomeps.org...

Women represent strength and resilience of the African continent

Each year, Africa celebrates the strength and resilience of women and their contribution to society and country. This year the month-long tribute provided an opportunity to pay tribute to the generations of African women whose struggles laid the foundation for empowering women and achieving gender equality. South Africa’s recent National Women’s Day, which annually pays tribute to all African women,...

Namibia still fighting for reparations from Germany

In March, the Turkish parliament speaker thanked Namibia for its international stance in condemning Israel’s genocide atrocities in Gaza. “I would like to express that as the Turkish nation, we greatly appreciate Namibia’s stance in the international arena against the ongoing atrocities, which have reached the level of genocide, perpetrated by Israel in Gaza for nearly six months,” Numan...

The toll of binge drinking on South Africa

The South African Alcohol Alliance (SAAPA), is a collaborative initiative of NGOs (non-governmental organizations) that advocate for evidence-based alcohol policies in sub-Saharan Africa. Over the years the group has reported on the harmful effects of alcohol consumption. Its reporting included the fact that even though over 60 percent of South Africans do not consume alcohol, the population that does...

African Union closes summit with tasks ahead

Bush's Goal: Bring African leaders in line with US policy Gadhafi to western powers: Treat Africa as equal partnerFCN Editorial - The two faces of Bush Reports on the African Union     MAPUTO, Mozambique (PANA)–The newly-elected chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, Alpha Oumar Konare of Mali, took the oath of office of the African Union (AU) shortly before the Union’s...

AU plans investment bank to bolster industrialization in Africa

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (PANA)–The African Union (AU) recently announced plans to create an investment bank to finance private sector developments within the continent, as part of efforts to put the continent on a sound growth path towards its industrialization. AU Commissioner for Economic Affairs Maxwell Mkwezalamba said talks on the formation of the continental development bank were underway to...

NATO intervention in Libya rooted in access to oil?

(FinalCall.com) - For decades European oil companies had enjoyed contracts that allowed them access to half of the high-grade crude produced in Libyan fields, reported the May 4, 2012 Wall St. Journal. “Some major oil companies hoped the country would open further to investment after sanctions from Washington were lifted in 2004 and U.S. giants re-entered the North...

South Africa Seeks Legal Change To Allow Taking Of White-Owned Land

GINNEWS (GIN)–President Jacob Zuma finally addressed the long-unresolved matter of land reform, a demand of thousands of Black landless people whose properties were confiscated in the apartheid era. In his State of the Nation address, President Zuma pledged to break up White ownership of business and land to reduce inequality. He called on parliament to change South Africa's constitution to allow...