Angola: Luanda Leaks Corruption Files ‘Tip of the Iceberg,’ Campaigners Say

[VOA] Johannesburg -Angolan activists say the recent “Luanda Leaks” investigation – which uncovered billions of dollars’ worth of unscrupulous business dealings that made the daughter of Angola’s longtime president, the richest woman in Africa – is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to corruption in the oil-rich African country.

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West Africa: Multiple Conflicts Interlinked in Worsening Sahel Crisis

[Centre 4s] Nouakchott -On February 24 and 25, the G5 Sahel Summit and the Alliance for the Sahel will be held in Nouakchott, Mauritania. In that context, a reminder and observations may be needed. A number of misunderstandings — as well as false information — muddle the Sahel Sahara crisis.

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Africa: Climate Change Opens Up ‘Frontier’ Farmland, but At What Cost to the Planet?

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -Climate change could expand farmland globally by almost a third but would also bring significant environmental threats, including a risk of increased emissions from soils

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Nigeria: Rights Group Calls for War Crimes Probe Against Nigeria’s Military

[VOA] A prominent human rights watchdog has called for an investigation into possible war crimes against Nigeria’s military in its fight against jihadists, which has resulted in the burning of entire villages and the displacement of residents.

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Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Grilled Over Gukurahundi Massacres, Govt Readies Victim Reburials

[New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa had a torrid time Friday at the Bulawayo State House as members of the Matabeleland Civic Society demanded answers on how the government would bring closure to the Gukurahundi atrocities, which happened in the southern region in the early 1980s.

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Omar al-Bashir, Sudan’s ex-dictator, could at last face justice

FOR MORE than a decade, Omar al-Bashir gaily thumbed his nose at the International Criminal Court (ICC). After he was indicted for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide in the country’s western region of Darfur, his defiance badly damaged the young court’s credibility

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