State structures in African countries are often inhabited by officials who rather line their pockets and please those above them than render a service to the public. In the second and last part of an investigation carried out in Uganda, Ghana and Nigeria, journalists ANAS AREMEYAW ANAS, THEOPHILUS ABBAH and BENON HERBERT OLUKA highlight how […]
Great Lakes region must unite to stamp out armed groups in DR Congo, urges UN envoy
The main road in Beni, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Photo: IRIN/Jessica Hatcher 5 February 2015 – Countries must come together to “neutralize all negative forces” terrorizing the population in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region urged today following meetings with top […]
Is Mugabe Jeopardizing the African Union’s Credibility?
Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe (seated) waits to address the 66th United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters in New York, September 22, 2011 (Courtesy Reuters/East). This is a guest post by Nathaniel Glidden, intern for the Council on Foreign Relations Africa Studies program. He is currently pursuing a Master’s in International Affairs with concentrations […]