Category Archives: Politics

SADC Leaders Pledge Continued Fight Against Insurgents in Mozambique

A summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) has ended in Malawi with a pledge from member states to continue fighting insurgents in Mozambique. SADC sent troops to Mozambique last year after the Islamist radicals began terrorizing res…

Mali Closes Borders After ECOWAS Sanctions for Delayed Polls

Mali’s military government on Monday responded to West African sanctions by closing its borders and withdrawing ambassadors from nations imposing the penalties. Regional bloc ECOWAS imposed the new sanctions Sunday, after Mali’s military leaders postpo…

US Names New Horn of Africa Envoy

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday named career diplomat David Satterfield as the new special envoy to the troubled Horn of Africa.Satterfield, 67, who has experience in the Persian Gulf states, Lebanon and Iraq, most recently has serve…

ECOWAS Pushes Mali to Hold Elections Next Month

The Economic Community of West African States, or ECOWAS, has been pushing Mali’s military government to allow elections by February. This week, the grouping sent a mediator, former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, to deliver a message ahead of a …

Anti-coup Protests Continue in Sudan Amid Turmoil After PM Resigns

Sudanese took to the streets in the capital of Khartoum and other cities on Tuesday in anti-coup protests as the country plunged further into turmoil following the resignation of the prime minister earlier this week.Security forces fired tear gas to di…

Mali’s Military Authorities Propose 5-Year Extension of Transition Period

In Mali, a coalition of political parties has rejected the military government’s plan for a five-year transition before elections. Mali has been under pressure from West African governments to hold elections since a May military coup d’etat, the second…