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WORLDVIEWS: Gabon is in Chaos – and France is to be Blame

WORLDVIEWS: Gabon is in Chaos – and France is to be Blame

By Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry | The AfricaPaper Paris, France – The small African country of Gabon is engulfed in riots over a contested presidential election. And while it may not seem like it at first glance, France is mostly to blame for this upheaval. Gabon is one of the saddest examples of a Cold War-era policy […]

Malawi Public Hospitals Turn Death Waiting Shelters

Malawi Public Hospitals Turn Death Waiting Shelters

By Henry Kijimwana Mhango | The AfricaPaper. Lilongwe, Malawi – A significant number of people are dying in Malawi’s public hospitals from what may seemed curable diseases due to shortage of critical medicine and food to feed patients while in hospitals. The shortage has continued to affect many people, mostly the poor and putting lives […]

Buhari’s December Deadline for Boko Haram’s Activity Questionable

Buhari’s December Deadline for Boko Haram’s Activity Questionable

By Mohammad Ibrahim & Alie Sheriff | The AfricaPaper Kaduna, Nigeria – Nearly five days before the self-imposed deadline by President Muhammadu Buhari to stamp out Boko Haram by December 31, the Islamic extremist group defiantly responded in a spate of suicide attacks this week killing more than 50 people and wounding several others in […]

WORLDVIEWS: Doing Right for Victims in Cote d’Ivoire – Ouattara’s Second Term

WORLDVIEWS: Doing Right for Victims in Cote d’Ivoire – Ouattara’s Second Term

Newly reelected Ivorian President Ouattara could consolidate peace and economic prosperity during his second term by addressing past violence in Cote d’Ivoire. This month’s  piece on Worldviews, calls on the Ivorian President to make firm steps to deliver justice and reparations to victims and engage more fully on efforts to acknowledge the truth about Cote […]

Guinean Community Says Goodbye to Slain Driver

Guinean Community Says Goodbye to Slain Driver

By Daniela Castro | The AfricaPaper An immigrant taxi driver was shot and killed following an argument about the fare Bronx, New York, – Unnerved by the murder of one of their own in late September, Bronx taxi drivers are demanding prompt implementation of more effective safety measures. Mamadou Barry, 39, was shot and killed […]

ICTJ: South Africa Allows Bashir to Depart, Dealing Grave Blow to Victims’ Rights and International Justice

ICTJ: South Africa Allows Bashir to Depart, Dealing Grave Blow to Victims’ Rights and International Justice

By Meredith Barges | The AfricaPaper NEW YORK, USA – In defiance of a court order, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has departed from South Africa. The South African government allowed his departure, in blatant breach of its obligations under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC). There is now no immediate possibility of […]

Federalism Test For Malawian President Mutharika

Federalism Test For Malawian President Mutharika

By Henry Kijimwana Mhango | The AfricaPaper Lilongwe, Malawi –  Malawians are calling President Peter Mutharika to introduce Federal System of government to ensure equitable distribution of development resources .  For 20 years now the country has been pursuing a unitary system which critics say, has seen disparities in distribution of the national development. Winner […]

Abortion: A Conservative Nation’s Problem. Should it be Legalised?

Abortion: A Conservative Nation’s Problem. Should it be Legalised?

By Joseph Kayira | The AfricaPaper MALAWI – Abortion is a contentious issue in Malawi. A restrictive law on abortion has created a heated debate on whether or not policymakers should conduct wider consultations on the issue that is already dividing a conservative nation. In this interview with The AfricaPaper (TAP), Juliana Lunguzi (J.L), Malawi […]

Evaluating Ebola as a Biological Weapon

Evaluating Ebola as a Biological Weapon

By Scott Stewart Over the past few weeks, I’ve had people at speaking engagements ask me if I thought the Islamic State or some other militant group is using Ebola as a biological weapon, or if such a group could do so in the future. Such questions and concerns are not surprising given the intense media hype […]

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