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Cameroonian Attorney Named Secretary General of Junior Chamber International

Cameroonian Attorney Named Secretary General of Junior Chamber International

By Alie Badara Sheriff | The AfricaPaper St. Louis, MO – Arrey Obenson had a vision to have a positive impact on the world, but had no idea how he was going to accomplish this task. That all changed when he attended his first Junior Chamber International (JCI) event in his native Cameroon. He became […]

WEEP NOT FOR MADIBA

WEEP NOT FOR MADIBA

By Mike van Graan | The AfricaPaper   There will come a time When history turns When new heroes are birthed And made more giant by fading memory Of him who has now passed   Not yet interred The time has already come For those without sin To cast their first Second Third Stones He […]

TEARS FOR MADIBA MANDELA

TEARS FOR MADIBA MANDELA

By Professor Timothy Wangusa | The AfricaPaper Let the flags of all the nations On whom the sun shines upon its way – Fold and droop at half mast   To salute Africa’s monumental son!   From northerly Algeria to Azania, From westerly Senegal to Somalia – Let there be a hush across the sky […]

MANDELA: THE FINAL FLIGHT HOME

MANDELA: THE FINAL FLIGHT HOME

  By Issa A. Mansaray and Rudzani Musekwa | The AfricaPaper Waterkloof, PRETORIA – A visibly emotional Graça Machel, Nelson Mandela’s wife for the past 15 years wiped tears as she received the Africa National Congress (ANC) flag which was draped over her late husband’s coffin. Machel repeatedly wiped tears off her eyes with a […]

Italy’s Attacks on First Black Minister Cecile Kyenge

Italy’s Attacks on First Black Minister Cecile Kyenge

Italy’s Two-front War against Xenophobia and Sexism Attacks on Cecile Kyenge, Italy’s first black minister, reveal interlocked legacies of xenophobia and sexism that continue to manifest in Italian public life. By Leonardo Goi | The AfricaPaper In its latest attempt at establishing the grounds for a meaningful and civil political debate, Italy’s extreme-right and xenophobic […]

Zimbabwe Ends Voting

Zimbabwe  Ends Voting

By Brian Latham, Franz Wild and Godfrey Marawanyika | Harare Harare – Most Zimbabwean polling stations closed in an election that will decide whether President Robert Mugabe will extend his 33-year rule amid claims by his opponents that a flawed electoral roll threatened a free vote. Both Mugabe, 89, and his main challenger, Morgan Tsvangirai, […]

Assassination: Tunisia’s Turning Point

Assassination: Tunisia’s Turning Point

By Genevieve Theodorakis | The AfricaPaper Tunisia’s second high-profile political assassination highlights the gravest shortcoming of the nascent Islamist government: the inability to contain the violence that increasingly threatens Tunisia’s fragile transition  – a violence set to divide loyalties and destroy social cohesion, foreclosing any prospects of a viable democracy or a stable society. Shot […]

WORLD VIEWS: Samatar’s Hero’s Welcome in Somaliland

WORLD VIEWS: Samatar’s Hero’s Welcome in Somaliland

By Bashir Goth | The AfricaPaper Hargeisa, Somaliland – Professor Ahmed Samatar represents different things to different people, but one thing that undeniably dominates his character is that he is an eminent scholar seeking to revive common decency and good values in the Somali people. However, the rapturous welcome and adulation that he received during […]

ICC Lets Kenyan Vice-President Skip Court Appearances

ICC Lets Kenyan Vice-President Skip Court Appearances

Judges accused of bowing to political pressure after deciding that Kenya’s deputy president can stay away from most of his trial. By Felix Olick | Kenya,  and  Simon Jennings | ICC International legal experts and human rights groups in Kenya have strongly criticised a decision by judges at the International Criminal Court, ICC, for their […]

Egypt: Liberal Hypocrisy No Laughing Matter

Egypt: Liberal Hypocrisy No Laughing Matter

While both pro- and anti- Morsi supporters are united in their desire to see Egypt take an independent path, the political leaderships ostensibly representing the two sides clearly rely upon the patronage of the United States, suggesting that no-one is willing or able to meet public demand. By Reza Pankhurst | Egypt  Bassem Youssef is […]

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