IT SHOULD HAVE been a celebratory weekend. Israelis were getting ready to mark their 71st independence day.
THE FIRST sound of danger was the roar of motorbikes.
[Routledge] This concise edited collection explores the practice of Peace Journalism in East Africa, focusing specifically on the unique political and economic contexts of Uganda and Kenya.
[UN News] Since fighting broke out on the edge of Libya’s capital, Tripoli, earlier this month, over 42,000 people have been displaced and thousands are believed trapped in the city’s southern outskirts. As UN humanitarian teams work around the clock to provide life-saving assistance, human rights chief Michelle Bachelet stressed on Tuesday the urgent need for an immediate ceasefire, and humanitarian corridor for civilians.
[African Arguments] Sudan’s former president was central to South Sudan’s latest peace process.
[The Conversation Africa] With the recent overthrow of former Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir, Khartoum’s ability to continue to guarantee the peace process in neighbouring South Sudan may be in question.
[ISS] Mozambique is under fire for not upholding democratic principles such as the separation of powers and for the continued political violence in the country. A new report by the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), an African Union (AU) organ, says the country is marked by ‘the prevalence of allegedly politically motivated intimidation, violence and killings’.
[East African] Kenya was among several countries telling the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday about obstacles to the African Union’s goal of “Silencing the Guns by 2020.”
[Deutsche Welle] An election motorcade has been ambushed in Nigeria’s Borno state, with at least four people reported dead and others missing. Some campaign supporters are still missing
[Premium Times] The Nigerian authorities’ failure to investigate communal clashes and bring perpetrators to justice has fuelled a bloody escalation in the conflict between farmers and herders across the country, resulting in at least 3,641 deaths in the past three years and the displacement of thousands more, Amnesty International revealed today.