Oljelandet Angola er Norges største økonomiske samarbeidspartner i Afrika. Men bidrar norske investeringer til utvikling i det korrupte landet? Fellesrådet for Afrika og Chr. Michelsens Institutt (CMI) arrangerer en serie seminarer og debatter om Norges engasjement i Angola i tre norske byer 19.-23. september. Les mer >
President Jacob Zuma recently returned from Russia, a strange place to be for many when you’re in the middle of a crisis at home, as many a commentator here in South Africa has observed. Maybe he and Putin were swapping stories of a new series of Survivor. Putin certainly would have a lot to teach Zuma on that score.
Johannesburg (South Africa) - ‘SA spooks fixed Guinea poll' ran the front page of the Mail & Guardian on Friday. The claim, made by the loser in a multi-billion dollar mining dispute, is an extraordinary one: that South Africa’s intelligence service fiddled the results of the Guinea’s presidential elections in 2010, in a bid to win lucrative contracts for South African businesses. It sounds far-fetched, ludicrous even – but maybe we shouldn’t be so surprised. By SIMON ALLISON.
Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) - Movie night in Mouloud, Djibouti. Skype lessons in Ethiopia. Veterinary training assistance in Garissa, Kenya. And in this country on the east coast of Africa, work on both primary and secondary schools and a cistern to provide clean water. These are all-American good works, but who is doing them -- and why?
On 5 September 2014, after years of digging in their heels, the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecution further asserted that without cooperation from the Kenyan government, the trial against President Uhuru Kenyatta cannot proceed. ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda filed an application requesting an adjournment of proceedings. If ICC judges agree with the prosecutor, the trial, which was set to commence on 7 October 2014, could be indefinitely postponed. This would not be the first time that the trial has failed to take off.
On 24th August a video surfaced featuring the Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau boasting about his organization’s exploits in northeast Nigeria. Shekau went on to state that the town of Gwoza, an area with a Christian population, is now under Boko Haram control and ruled by ‘Islamic law.’ The statement was surprising in that, until recently, Boko Haram has made little attempt to hold territory during the course of its five year struggle, and Shekau’s words echoed the Islamic State’s declaration of a caliphate under Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in late June.
Nairobi (Kenya) - Following the killing of al Shabaab leader Ahmed Godane and several field commanders, the next challenge security agencies in the region are facing is how to deal with a fragmented terrorist group, which present significant threat.