Category Archives: General

Survivors Recount Mali’s Deadliest Attack Since Coup

Moussa Tolofidie didn’t think twice when nearly 100 jihadis on motorbikes gathered in his village in central Mali last week.A peace agreement signed last year between some armed groups and the community in the Bankass area had largely held, even if the…

Civics Groups Slam ‘Rigid’ Kimberley Process as Russia Emerges Unscathed

Activists in Botswana have slammed the Kimberley Process, which is intended to prevent diamonds from financing wars, after meetings this week failed to censure Russia.The European Union (EU) and allies sought to expand the definition of conflict diamon…

Somalia Parliament Approves New Prime Minister

WASHINGTON — Members of Somalia’s Parliament have approved the appointment of Hamza Abdi Barre as the new prime minister.More than 200 members of Parliament, who were present at a session held Saturday in Mogadishu, unanimously backed Barre, who also i…

Groups in Spain, Morocco Push for Border Deaths Inquiry

Human rights organizations in Spain and Morocco called on both countries to investigate the deaths of at least 18 Africans and injuries suffered by dozens more who attempted to scale the border fence that surrounds Melilla, a Spanish enclave in North A…

‘Total Bloodbath’: Witnesses Describe Ethiopia Ethnic Attack

The heavily armed men appeared around the small farming village in Ethiopia’s Oromia region, frightening residents already on edge after recent clashes between government troops and rebels.“The militants assured us that they will not touch us. They sai…

High-Level Dialogue on Global Development 14th BRICS Heads of State Summit Virtual Platform statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa

I would like to express my sincere appreciation to our Chair for continuing the BRICS tradition of meaningful engagement with like-minded emerging markets and developing economies.We all share a desire for increased representation and a progressive per…