Category Archives: Politics

Malawi’s Former President Welcomes Biden Administration, Criticizes Rival

Peter Mutharika is certain he won reelection last June, in a poll which he insists was rigged and which triggered violent protests.But instead of pursuing his case through the courts, he invited the new president and his wife over for a chat and some …

Burkina Faso’s National Reconciliation No Easy Path?

Burkina Faso’s reelected President Roch Kabore has appointed a minister for national reconciliation as part of a vow to end the country’s ethnic and political conflicts that are fueling terrorism.? However, resolving deep-rooted tensions over land and …

UN: More Peacekeepers Needed in Central African Republic

The United Nations’ top diplomat in the Central African Republic said Thursday that significantly more peacekeepers are needed to quell election-related violence that has caused nearly 60,000 people to flee the country.“The current capacity of the [U.N…

France’s Macron: No Repentance Nor Apologies for Algeria Occupation During Independence War

French President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday that France is neither regretful nor apologetic about the atrocities committed in its former colony, Algeria, ahead of a key report on France’s colonial past. Between 1954 and 1962, Algerian revolutionar…

Central African Republic President’s Election Win Confirmed

Central African Republic President Faustin-Archange Touadera is officially beginning his second term Tuesday, a day after the Constitutional Court confirmed his election victory last month. The country’s highest court said the turnout was suppressed by…

UN Recognizes ‘Tangible Progress’ on Solving Libya Crisis

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres hailed “tangible progress” made in recent months in tackling Libya’s almost decade-long crisis, in a report submitted Monday to the Security Council in which he demanded all foreign troops and mercenaries leave t…