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Kaduna Convict Prison: Where Prisoners Awaiting Trials Outnumber Convicted Inmates

Kaduna Convict Prison: Where Prisoners Awaiting Trials Outnumber Convicted Inmates

By Mohammad Ibrahim | The AfricaPaper Kaduna, Nigeria – The slow pace of the criminal justice system in Nigeria is responsible for the congestion of prisons across the country, says to prison experts. Threat Authorities revealed that over 34,000 out of the estimated 48,000 prisoners in custody in the country are awaiting trial, describing the […]

Somali Mothers Unite Against Terrorist Groups

Somali Mothers Unite Against Terrorist Groups

By Issa A. Mansaray | The AfricaPaper Minneapolis, Minn – As terrorist groups continue to lure young Somalis from the Twin Cities to join them in the Middle East, Voice of East African Women (VEAW), based in Minneapolis, has started a series — Mothers Against Youth Recruitment — to address the growing problem affecting Somali […]

Thousands Attend Events as Pope Francis Concludes New York Visit

Thousands Attend Events as Pope Francis Concludes New York Visit

By Alie B. Sheriff  | The AfricaPaper United Nations, New York – Pope Francis yesterday drew thousands of adoring crowds in New York, many waiting hours at various venues within the city hoping to catch a glimpse at the most intriguing moral leader. From the United Nations headquarters, where he addressed a conclave of world […]

Henry Tobee McCabe: “He Just Vanished.”

Henry Tobee McCabe: “He Just Vanished.”

By Issa A. Mansaray | The AfricaPaper Fridley, MN – About 100 community members gathered in Fridley to search for a Mounds View man who disappeared without a trace almost two weeks ago. On Saturday, Sept. 19, members of the African community, families, and co-workers gathered at the SuperAmerica station in Fridley to search for […]

AWASH: Freetown In Flood Disaster

AWASH: Freetown In Flood Disaster

By Abubakarr Kamara | The AfricaPaper Freetown, Sierra Leone – Four people have died and several thousands homeless as torrential rain swept through Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, last Wednesday triggering severe flooding, about three weeks after the country reported to have treated its last patient with Ebola, an infectious and generally fatal disease that killed […]

Family Seeks Justice in South Africa for Anti-Apartheid Activist 32 Years after her Torture and Disappearance

Family Seeks Justice in South Africa for Anti-Apartheid Activist 32 Years after her Torture and Disappearance

 The AfricaPaper | South Africa Johannesburg, South Africa – Thembi Nkadimeng, the sister of disappeared anti-apartheid activist Nokuthula Simelane today filed an application before the Pretoria High Court compelling the National Director of Public Prosecutions and the Minister of Justice to refer the kidnapping, torture, disappearance and murder of Simelane to a formal inquest. This […]

The Poverty of European Migration Policy

The Poverty of European Migration Policy

Policy on migration in Europe bears more relationship to ideology than evidence. And humanity is sorely lacking. By Moritz Baumgärtel | The AfricaPaper Brussels – The Monday morning of 15 September saw another two migrant boats sink, with more than 700 people—mostly from Syria, Egypt and Sudan—killed on their way from Africa to Europe. What […]

EBOLA: Hell in the Hot Zone

EBOLA: Hell in the Hot Zone

As the Ebola epidemic rages, two questions have emerged: How did the deadly virus escape detection for three months? And why has a massive international effort failed to contain it? Traveling to Meliandou, a remote Guinean village and the likely home of Patient Zero, Jeffrey E. Stern tracks the virus’s path—and the psychological contagion that […]

The Mano River Union: A Complex Emergency

The Mano River Union: A Complex Emergency

By Kandeh K. Yumkella | The AfricaPaper  United Nations Under-Secretary-General, shares his thoughts on the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), reminds us of our shared responsibilities, lessons to be learnt going forward and prays for a speedy return to normalcy. What started few weeks ago as an isolated incident in the forest region of Guinea has […]

African immigrants face cultural barriers, domestic violence

African immigrants face cultural barriers, domestic violence

The AfricaPaper | Minnesota Minneapolis – When Mattu Saidu, 25, started talking with her boyfriend on the phone in 2005, it was all about love, and dreams of living together as domestic partners or getting married. Like many young women with a fixed job in Minnesota, what was missing in Mattu’s life was “love.” After […]

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