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TEGLOMA FEDERATION ELECTS NEW CHAIRMAN

TEGLOMA FEDERATION ELECTS NEW CHAIRMAN

  The AfricaPaper | Minnesota MINNESOTA – Meeting in the Twin Cities for its annual National and International Convention on Aug. 3O through Sept. 1, 2013, Tegloma members from all chapters voted and elected Mr. Mustapha Sheriff as new Chairman of  Tegloma Federation, Inc. VOTE Mr. Sheriff, an accountant by profession will serve a two-year […]

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 […]

WORLD VIEWS: Zimbabwe’s Elections to Save Robert Mugabe’s Legacy

WORLD VIEWS: Zimbabwe’s Elections to Save Robert Mugabe’s Legacy

  By Blessing Vava | The AfricaPaper Zimbabwe’s veteran leader Robert Mugabe seeks a fresh five-year mandate in today’s elections. Mugabe held campaign rallies in almost all the country’s 10 provinces to drum up support for himself and his party, which has been in power since independence from the British in 1980. Lessons But this […]

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 […]

SIERRA LEONE: The Opportunist

SIERRA LEONE: The Opportunist

There is a certain kind of man who, in unspeakable human suffering and chaos, sees an opportunity to make himself rich. Take, for instance, the diamond war of Sierra Leone. Nick Karras couldn’t get there fast enough. And just look what happened to him. By John H. Richardson | The AfricaPaper HOW MANY BOTTLES OF […]

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 […]

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 […]

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