‘Skulls of My People’ documentary explores why Namibia is a “time bomb”

Germany is in negotiations with Namibia about the phrasing of the first official apology for General von Trotha’s extermination orders that led to the murder of around 100 000 Ovaherero and Nama people between 1904 and 1908 in the German colony of then South West Africa.   These negotiations have been criticized for excluding the victims, the More...

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By MGoth On Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
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Explainer: what’s behind the high stakes in Kenya’s presidential elections

A man in Kisumu City, Kenya walks past a banner advocating for a peaceful poll. Baz Ratner/Reuters After the 2007 general election, Kenya experienced its worst politically triggered ethnic violence since independence. More...

By MGoth On Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017
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Africa’s former child soldiers used as cheap labour in Iraq and Afghanistan

Former child soldiers from Sierra Leone and Uganda are being used as cheap labour for operations in Iraq and Afghanisatan, according to a new documentary on Al Jazeera.   Child Soldiers Reloaded features interviews More...

By MGoth On Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017
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“Our aim is to make East Africa one country” – President Museveni

“I want to see the political integration of East Africa,” Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni told Talk To Al Jazeera’s Mohamed Vall. “Our aim is to make East Africa one country, one state. It’s now integrated More...

By MGoth On Thursday, April 27th, 2017
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Africa: Forbes Woman Africa Launches First Television Show, “Against the Odds with Peace Hyde”

Forbes Woman Africa Launches First Television Show, “Against the Odds with Peace Hyde” The show will feature women who are trailblazers in their respective fields of business and who inspire younger women More...

By MGoth On Friday, April 21st, 2017
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In Malawi, at least 115 people with albinism have been attacked over the past two years

Investigation sheds light on why people with albinism are being killed in Malawi Investigation into the existence of a market where body parts are traded Testimonies from surviving victims and families of those More...

By MGoth On Thursday, April 13th, 2017
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Economic growth in East Africa remains strong despite drought

Michael Armstrong, Regional Director, ICAEW Middle East, Africa and South Asia NAIROBI, Kenya, 13 April 2017, -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- East Africa’s economy has continued More...

By MGoth On Monday, April 10th, 2017
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Al Jazeera highlight: ‘Julius vs The ANC’

On 26 April 2017, Julius vs the ANC will broadcast South Africa’s political turmoil to more than 310 million households in over 100 countries.   Starting with the police killing of 34 striking mineworkers More...

Food is delivered by the UN in South Sudan. Siegfried Modola/Reuters
By MGoth On Sunday, April 9th, 2017
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Why South Sudan continues to fall out of favour with its international partners

Food is delivered by the UN in South Sudan. Siegfried Modola/Reuters The relationship between the government of South Sudan and the donor community is changing. International discourse on the East African country More...

By MGoth On Friday, March 31st, 2017
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Somaliland:Africa Utopia returns to Southbank Centre

Southbank Centre’s annual Africa Utopia festival returns for its fifth year on Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 July 2017, with an exciting line up of leading musicians, artists, performers and thinkers from across More...