Politics

Tanzania’s wildlife gamble risks future pandemics

With poaching on the rise thanks to the pandemic, Tanzania has alarmed conservationists further by legalising bushmeat markets, writes Zachary Ochieng. The Tanzanian government has decriminalised bushmeat markets as part of an unusual strategy to control poaching in the East…

Nigeria sectarianism fears

As communities turn to militias for protection from rampaging herdsmen, Rosemary Udoh reports on the conflict tearing Nigeria apart – and asks what really lit the country ablaze.   Sunday April 16, 2019, will forever be remembered by the people of…

90 seconds news round-up

The latest Africa news, including Mauritius's feud with the UK, Guinea's election fallout and the Hague trial of an ex-CAR rebel leader. Mauritius Britain was dealt another defeat in its ongoing dispute with Mauritius over the Chagos Islands last month,…

Ethiopia war risks regional peace 

The civil war in Tigray province is fast spreading across East Africa. By Zachary Ochieng in Nairobi. The Horn of Africa stands on the brink as the conflict in Ethiopia’s rebellious Tigray region continues to escalate. The war between the…

Uganda's opposition fights on 

Mass arrests, killings and an internet blackout overshadowed Uganda’s presidential poll. But, as Zachary Ochieng reports, the opposition hasn’t given up the fight yet.  Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni won a historic sixth term in office in January’s controversial elections, garnering 5.85 million votes (58 per cent), against his closest challenger Robert Kyagulanyi,who won 3.48 million…

So long, Western Sahara

After Donald Trump recognised Morocco’s claims over the disputed region, Andrea Dijkstra looks at what the future holds for Africa’s ‘last colony’.    The future of an independent Western Sahara has been thrown into doubt, after outgoing US president Donald…
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