Det er 20 år siden folkemordet i Rwanda. Mange av soldatene i militsgruppene i nabolandet Kongo er flyktninger som kom fra Rwanda etter folkemordet. Andre er barn av flyktninger. Livet i militsen i Øst-Kongos skoger er hardt, og veien hjem til Rwanda kan virke stengt. Men det finnes håp. Les mer >
The deepening security crisis in northern Nigeria and along the borders with Cameroon and Niger has galvanised more attention internationally than in Abuja. This week, it was Britain's turn to hold a security conference on northern Nigeria. It invited an impressive group of diplomats and security experts. Many also attended the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, hosted by Foreign Secretary William Hague and Angelina Jolie, a Special Envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
Abuja (Nigeria) - There was an explosion at a football viewing centre on the outskirts of Damaturu, Yobe State, at about 10 p.m. on Tuesday. Many persons are reported injured in the incident that occurred along the ‘Tsamiyan Lilo’ area of the Yobe state capital and have been evacuated to hospitals. The casualty figure is yet to be established.
In Kenya, the scenes of devastation are beginning to repeat themselves. There is the charred skeleton of another burnt-out car. There are the bullet holes in the wall, the shattered glass on the floor, the collapsed sheets of corrugated iron. There are the dead bodies – this time 48 of them, all men, mostly civilians, left in the wake of a five-hour rampage from by gunmen who shot up bars and homes and set several buildings alight.
Two issues that journalists file under “labour news” continue to make headlines – the one inspirational, the other ludicrous. They show two very different faces of the now tired refrain of “20 years of democracy”.
Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) - Zanzibar’s politics have never been predictable, but it now seems things may be changing more permanently. Political wrangles that emerged from the current constitutional review process have brought to the fore an intense debate about the structure of the union itself, with potentially far-reaching consequences.
Angola er Norges klart viktigste økonomiske samarbeidspartner i Afrika sør for Sahara, og investeringene øker. Den siste uken i september arrangerer Fellesrådet for Afrika og Chr. Michelsens Institutt (CMI) seminarer og debatter om Angola og Norge i Oslo, Bergen og Stavanger.Les mer her> >