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SPECIAL REPORT: Buried Secrets in Guinea

SPECIAL REPORT: Buried Secrets in Guinea

By Patrick Radden Keefe | Washington, D. C. How an Israeli billionaire wrested control of one of Africa’s biggest prizes. Guinea, in West Africa, is one of the world’s poorest countries. The iron ore buried inside the Simandou range may be worth a hundred and forty billion dollars. Untapped Iron One of the world’s largest […]

The case for city status in post-war Gulu

The case for city status in post-war Gulu

In northern Uganda, local leaders are pushing for Gulu to receive city status. But does the municipality have what it takes to qualify? By Moses Odokonyero | The AfricaPaper UGANDA – From atop the Pearl Afrique Hotel, the changing skyline of Gulu town is visible. The thatched roofs of mud and wattle huts that once […]

ICC’s Funders Seek Greater Efficiency

ICC’s Funders Seek Greater Efficiency

As the court asks for a bigger budget, it will need to consider where cost savings can be made. By Blake Evans-Pritchard, Simon Jennings | International Justice – ICC The gleaming new front desk which greets visitors as they enter the International Criminal Court’s, ICC, Hague-based headquarters does not exactly scream austerity. Renovating the entrance […]

Kenya: Anxiety at New Trial Date for President

Kenya: Anxiety at New Trial Date for President

Fears that further delay could jeopardise witness safety, and the case itself. By Robert Wanjala | The AfricaPaper – International Justice – ICC Kenyans who suffered directly in the violence that hit their country in the aftermath of a general election in December 2007 have criticised the latest postponement of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s trial in […]

The Guardian: Small British paper makes big impact with NSA stories

The Guardian: Small British paper makes big impact with NSA stories

By Paul Farhi For a newspaper that’s small and underweight even by British standards, the Guardian has a knack for making some big noises, both in its home market and across the pond. The venerable paper (founded in 1821) was one of five news organizations to publish stories based on WikiLeaks’s trove of leaked U.S. […]

APC North America Chairman Visits Minnesota

APC North America Chairman Visits Minnesota

The AfricaPaper | Minnesota Brooklyn Park – After his new appointment as Special Policy Analyst on Security Matters in Sierra Leone, Al-Aziz Turay, Chairman of the All Peoples Congress (APC) in North America made a brief visit to Minnesota late Saturday evening, June 22.  Turay was received by members of the APC Chapter in the […]

ELECTION: KENYATTA’S KENYA

ELECTION: KENYATTA’S KENYA

    The AfricaPaper | Kenya   NAIROBI – Kenyans waited four days for the outcome of the election. It was a tense atmosphere full of political speculations. An election that many around the world monitored with keen interest, but finally, Uhuru Kenyatta has been elected to serve the same office his father held 40 […]

Chávez To Eternity

Chávez To Eternity

By Ivan Briscoe | The Hague This indeed is the authentic measure of the late president’s achievements: there is now no simple switch in Venezuelan public ideology – no going back. The turn in the post-colonial history of the region is unequivocal. A slogan, now infamous, was daubed on the walls of Buenos Aires in […]

War-Ravaged Country Needs Help To Rebuild; President Appeals To Minnesota Somalis

War-Ravaged Country Needs Help To Rebuild; President Appeals To Minnesota Somalis

After opening a new diplomatic chapter in U.S.-Somali relations, Somalia’s newly elected president visited Minnesota to share his government’s achievement and appealed to his compatriots to help rebuild their broken homeland. The AfricaPaper was there and brings this report. By Issa A. Mansaray | The AfricaPaper Minneapolis, Minn – Speaking mostly in Somali to a cheering […]

Sierra Leonean Organization Honors Community Leaders

Sierra Leonean Organization Honors Community Leaders

By Issa A. Mansaray | The AfricaPaper Minneapolis, Minn- Members of Sierrasota, the Minnesota-based Sierra Leonean organization held their first Awards Night at the East Side Neighborhood Services Center to honor 19 community leaders and three organizations on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. “It shows that people do care. That people recognize your contribution in the […]

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