[VOA] Cameroon separatists said the release of more than 300 fighters ordered by President Paul Biya is not enough to stop the war that has killed at least 2,000 people in the central African state.
A HUGE JET of flame bursting from the Kaombo Norte oil platform lights up the sea some 260km (160 miles) off the coast of Angola. The processing platform, part of a $16bn project that takes oil from wells drilled under nearly 2km of water, ought to be one of the crowning achievements of an industry that has endured 27 years of civil war
[East African] Kenya and Uganda are among 11 countries to pledge $32 million to the Global Fund ahead of its annual fundraising scheduled for October in France.
“ELEPHANTS EXCITE most children,” says Timex Moalosi, the chief of Sankuyo, in northern Botswana. “But not ours.” Since the country’s former president, Ian Khama (pictured, left), suspended game-hunting in 2014, pachyderms have besieged the village, stomping crops and scaring kids. The destruction upset residents, as did the loss of income from selling permits to gun-wielding tourists
AN EXPLOSION AND subsequent fire in the early hours of August 25th in Beirut’s Dahiye neighbourhood led to fevered speculation. Were they caused by two quadcopter drones, one of which was captured in a shaky video moments before
FRANTZ FANON, a great theorist of colonialism, wrote that “every colonised people…finds itself face to face with the language of the civilising nation.” This confrontation can persist years after independence. Just ask Morocco
[Deutsche Welle] Global Witness has uncovered evidence linking the president’s son, Denis Christel Sassou-Nguesso, to the embezzlement of millions of dollars. The Republic of Congo is no stranger to high profile corruption accusations.
[RFI] Tunisia’s liberal Prime Minister Youssef Chahed has thrown his hat into the ring to become the country’s next president following the death of Beji Caid Essebsi last week. Chahed joins a host of other candidates, whose first task will be to fix the economy.
[RFI] The Islamic State group claimed responsability for the double suicide attacks in Tunisia’s capital, Tunis on Thursday, according to US-based monitor SITE Intelligence Group. Meanwhile, President Essebsi was hospitalised after being taken ill soon after the attacks.
[Council on Foreign Relations] Washington, DC -Nigeria and South Africa have been the two African countries of greatest strategic importance to the United States. They are the two largest economies on the continent, and a major venue for U.S.