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February 5, 2016

How serious is the political crisis in Burundi to warrant international armed intervention? Despite pressure from the West, the African Union last week decided not to send troops to the central African nation. But what the AU and everybody else won’t discuss – at least openly – is the fact the crisis is the handiwork of external forces pushing for regime change in Bujumbura.


11yr Old Potential Suicide Bomber

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December 3, 2015

Vigilant troops of 7 Division Garrison providing security at Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camp, Dalori in Maiduguri Metropolitan Council, Borno State, on Tuesday apprehended an 11-year-old boy, Master Usman Modu Tella, a potential suicide bomber.


ISIS reaches the Caribbean.

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November 12, 2015

ISTANBUL – Since its emergence in Syria and Iraq, the extremist group of Islamic State (ISIS) has been expanding to reach several countries including Egypt, Libya, Ethiopia, some of the former Soviet republics and recently the Caribbean Islands. Pro-ISIS activists have recently circulated a video under the banner “Those who Believe and Made the Hijra”, showing a man beside his three children calling on Muslims in the idyllic islands of Trinidad and Tobago to rebel.


Boko Haram Has Forced 1.4 Million West African Children From Their Homes

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September 19, 2015

The bombing attacks often happen in the morning or late at night. An explosion tears through a village in northern Nigeria while residents are in bed. Panic spreads, sending families fleeing to nearby towns, displacement camps, and at times, into neighboring countries. In the last five months alone, attacks like this carried out by the militant group Boko Haram have forced thousands from their homes, including 500,000 children mostly from northern Nigeria, but Chad,…


German politicians and the media push for new wars in Africa

August 27, 2015

Last year, the German people were subjected to unprecedented war-mongering against Russia and a campaign for the return of German militarism. Now, the propagandists are going one step further and are beating the drums for new wars in Africa. They cynically try to justify this by referring to the growing streams of refugees. On Tuesday, the head of the Süddeutsche Zeitung’s foreign affairs department, Stefan Kornelius, said a European refugee…


UN Peacekeepers Face New Sex Abuse Claims in Central African Republic

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June 27, 2015

Street children said to be among those abused in third case of alleged sex abuse involving peacekeepers deployed in CAR. The United Nations peacekeeping contingent serving in the Central African Republic are accused of sexually abusing street children in Bangui, a UN spokesman has said. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric, said the latest incident was the third case of alleged child sexual abuse involving peacekeepers in the CAR…


Satisfy Us In Bed Or Face Mass Divorce – Kaduna Women Protest Against Their Husbands

February 21, 2015

A group of women from the Rido community in Kaduna State, took to the streets on Wednesday, February 19, 2015 to publicly complain about their husband’s sexual weakness, asking that they start performing their matrimonial duties or face mass divorce. The women, who were assembled at the NDA Junction in the state capital, blamed the Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company (KRPC) for their husband’s inability to perform as a result…


Resistance and Rebellion in Jamaica. The Maroons

November 18, 2014

The history of the Maroons is the saga of Africans who refused to live in slavery, and it begins on the island of Jamaica with the fleeing of the Spanish in 1655. At that time the Spanish had a settlement west of present day Kingston at St. Jago de la Vega, St. James of the Plain, which is now known as Spanish Town. When some 8,000 British troops attempted to…


Berlin Wall 25 years on: 8,000 symbolic balloons divide city again

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November 11, 2014

I thought this to be very interesting. As Afrikan are steeped in civil wars that divide them, the celebration of unity was in full swing just a couple days ago. In time to come Afrika will have reasons to host celebrations in honour of the destruction of the divide. But the every present question for Afrikans is now, how do we break down the walls that divide us? How do…


40,000 Kenyans accuse Britain of abuse and torture in second Mau Mau law suit

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October 31, 2014

Over 41,000 Kenyans have waged an attempt to sue the British government for compensation, alleging maltreatment and physical abuse during a Mau Mau uprising in the 1950s against UK colonial rule. The litigation suit, launched at the high court in central London, marks the second Mau Mau case against the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in recent years. In 2010, UK legal firm Leigh Day successfully sued the British…