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Ivory Coast: South African pastors to the rescue

Ivory Coast: South African pastors to the rescue

A delegation of South African clerics has flown to troubled Ivory Coast in a bid to mediate in the political standoff claiming that chances...
Côte d’Ivoire: No light at the end of the tunnel

Côte d’Ivoire: No light at the end of the tunnel

Côte d'Ivoire's political situation remains deadlocked. African Union and ECOWAS mediators left the West African country on Monday without success. Whilst Alassane Ouattara insists...
Sudan could split into several countries

Sudan could split into several countries

Authorities in South Sudan believe other regions in Sudan will eventually secede peacefully from North Sudan’s Khartoum government. With south Sudan’s referendum result expected...
2010: Africa’s Presidential year

2010: Africa’s Presidential year

The 2010 political year on the African continent was marked by several presidential elections. But despite being marked by an incalculable number of irregularities,...
Africa’s MDG Quagmire: Moving beyond the goals

Africa’s MDG Quagmire: Moving beyond the goals

The Millennium Development Goals are likely to remain important for the long-term task of eradicating poverty beyond 2015. But development policy is being challenged...
2011 elections in Zambia and Zimbabwe could be bloody

2011 elections in Zambia and Zimbabwe could be bloody

The 2011 elections in Zambia have been predicted to become the bloodiest ever if the government does not put in place measures to stop...
Map of Sudan (excerpt)

What is to be expected – Sudan, a nation divided

The concluding ninth article in our series on Sudan's pending referenda examines the possible outcomes of the secession of the South. Though the ending...
Map of Sudan (excerpt)

Separation and peace possible? – Sudan, a nation divided

The eighth in our series of articles on Sudan's pending referenda questions whether the region can remain peaceful if South Sudan secedes from the...
Map of Sudan (excerpt)

The United States, Britain and China – Sudan, a nation divided

The seventh in our series of articles about Sudan’s pending referenda focuses on the United States, the United Kingdom and China and the remarkable...
Map of Sudan (excerpt)

Where does Ethiopia stand? – Sudan, a nation divided

Ethiopia does not only share a long border with the Sudan (1600 kms in length) but also the Blue Nile, the lifeline of both...
Map of Sudan (excerpt)

The question of a gerrymandered “oil rich” Abyei – Sudan, a nation divided

Abyei could very well be an excuse for a new North-South war. It is reportedly oil rich and both the North and South want...
Ivory Coast: Gbagbo, family and cronies banned from travel

Ivory Coast: Gbagbo, family and cronies banned from travel

The United States has imposed travel restrictions on Côte d’Ivoire’s Laurent Gbagbo, members of his regime and others who are undermining their country’s democratic...
Map of Sudan (excerpt)

Teaming up with Egypt for the Nile – Sudan, a nation divided

The third in our series of articles about Sudan's pending referenda looks at the vile treatment that the people of Southern Sudan have receive...
Ivory Coast: Nigeria withdraws delegates and citizens

Ivory Coast: Nigeria withdraws delegates and citizens

Following a United Nations alert of a possible a return to civil war in Ivory Coast after the disputed presidential election, Nigeria has withdrawn...
Changing times for African democracy

Changing times for African democracy

The current political development in Côte d'Ivoire, and the manner in which it will be resolved, will serve as either a clear indication of...
Map of Sudan (excerpt)

Beginnings of the end – Sudan, a nation divided

The stakes are high as Southern Sudanese head for the polls to decide on whether or not they want to break away from the...
Malawi: Coup plot or smear campaign within ruling party?

Malawi: Coup plot or smear campaign within ruling party?

A few weeks after Malawi ruler, Bingu wa Mutharika early December fired two senior party members -- Vice President Joyce Banda and former minister...
Sudan: Obama seeks African pressure on Omar Bashir

Sudan: Obama seeks African pressure on Omar Bashir

U.S President Barack Obama has written to a number of African leaders urging them to ensure a successful 2011 referendum that may split or...
Somalia: Government gradually takes over capital

Somalia: Government gradually takes over capital

United Nations-backed-Somali government is prepared to reclaim control of the entire country as Al-Shabab rebels continue to lose grounds to African Union troops known...
New AU laws to tackle Al-Qaeda in Africa

New AU laws to tackle Al-Qaeda in Africa

Reports of resurgence in drug trafficking activities, banditry, and hostage taking by groups affiliated to Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), in the Sahel...
Sudan referenda uncertainty breeds talk of conflict

Sudan referenda uncertainty breeds talk of conflict

With Sudan moving towards a referendum to determine whether the south remains part of the country or secedes, the United Nations and the rest...
Mozambique’s presidents stuffing Africa with drugs

Mozambique’s presidents stuffing Africa with drugs

Mozambique President Armando Guebuza and past leader Joaquim Chissano have been fingered as chief culprits in shielding drug barons in the southern African nation, which...
Uganda Government accused of voter bribing and intimidation

Uganda Government accused of voter bribing and intimidation

The main opposition political party in Uganda, Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), has accused Uganda's government of voter intimidation and bribing in the ongoing...
Nigeria: Government winning war against Niger Delta militants

Nigeria: Government winning war against Niger Delta militants

The Nigerian government appears to be winning its war against oil militants as the government's anti-rebel military forces capture more rebel hideouts in the...
Zambia: Sudan President’s invitation to summit questioned

Zambia: Sudan President’s invitation to summit questioned

The Zambian government has assured Sudanese president Omar Hassan Al-Bashir, who has been indicted for war crimes by the International Criminal Court, that he is...
Wikileaks cites Tsvangirai, Museveni anti-Mugabe campaign

Wikileaks cites Tsvangirai, Museveni anti-Mugabe campaign

Zimbabwe’s premier Morgan Tsvangirai privately urged Western countries to maintain sanctions against the southern African nation but publicly back calls for their removal, latest...
Ivory Coast: UN Security Council position averts war

Ivory Coast: UN Security Council position averts war

Members of the UN Security Council have finally acknowledged the victory of Alassane Ouattara in Côte d'Ivoire's presidential election. Sending a clear warning to...
Effective utilization of oil revenue, transparency and accountability

Effective utilization of oil revenue, transparency and accountability

I recently delivered two lectures on the Effective Utilization of Oil Revenue, Transparency and Accountability and Local Content issues at the annual conferences of...
Zimbabwe: Wikileaks gives impetus to Mugabe’s anti-MDC rhetoric

Zimbabwe: Wikileaks gives impetus to Mugabe’s anti-MDC rhetoric

The controversial WikiLeaks website which is giving Foreign ministers headaches world-over has provided Zimbabwe incontrovertible evidence that USA was collaborating with the MDC to overthrow President...
Sudan: New date to be set for Abyei referendum

Sudan: New date to be set for Abyei referendum

Sudan has postponed the referendum date scheduled for the oil-rich Abyei region. The vote on whether the oil-rich region will belong to the north...