[ISS] Martin Fayulu, leader of the Lamuka coalition and winner of the recent presidential election in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) – but who is not the new president – wrote to Africa’s leaders gathered for last week’s African Union’s (AU) summit.
THE INTERNECINE fighting in Libya is often reduced to east versus west: Khalifa Haftar, the warlord who controls the former, against a United Nations-backed government in the latter. But this year’s most important fighting is some 600km south of the capital, Tripoli. Last month General Haftar sent his Libyan National Army (LNA) to pacify Fezzan, a vast expanse of desert plagued by ethnic and tribal feuds
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Katire, South Sudan -Rapid felling of South Sudan’s teak forests, largely by foreign-owned firms, has drawn protests – and brings environmental risks
[New Times] This year’s gathering will highlight Rwanda as a guest country and will showcase Rwanda’s progress in the tourism and agriculture sector.
[Deutsche Welle] Videos have been circulating for some time showing men, women and children being shot by Cameroonian security forces. Now Cameroon’s most important ally is taking a drastic step to force the Biya government to end this.
[Premium Times] The Nigerian government is insisting that its military has “successfully defeated” Boko Haram insurgents, but says the country is now facing a fresh crisis, which it called a “global insurgency.”
IN OCTOBER 2015 a journalist called Amir Tibon was asked by his editors at Walla!, a popular Israeli news website, to analyse Binyamin Netanyahu’s handling of a wave of shooting and stabbing attacks by Palestinians. The resulting piece was balanced, but included some mild criticism of the prime minister. According to Mr Tibon, the next morning he received a phone call from his editor-in-chief, who said, “We can’t publish this.
[VOA] An al-Qaida affiliate is claiming responsibility for Sunday’s attack on a U.N. peacekeeping camp in northern Mali Sunday, killing 10 blue helmets from Chad and wounding 25 others.
[New Zimbabwe] CIVIL society organisations have rejected government allegations that they are working with the opposition to push a a regime change agenda aimed at unseating President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration.
[East African] The United States has warned of a possible terror attack from unsecured biological agents stored in Kenya’s health facilities and medical research laboratories.