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Black Churches Are Burning Again in America

Black Churches Are Burning Again in America

By Emma Green | The AfricaPaper This week, there were fires in at least six predominantly African American churches. Arson at religious institutions has decreased significantly over the past two decades, but the symbolism remains haunting. “What’s the church doing on fire?” Jeanette Dudley, the associate pastor of God’s Power Church of Christ in Macon, […]

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 […]

A Tribute to Joan Kagezi: The Murder of a Human Rights Defender

A Tribute to Joan Kagezi: The Murder of a Human Rights Defender

Joan Kagezi was a lead prosecutor in high profile cases in Uganda, including against a former LRA commander and those accused of terrorism. She was shot dead in front of her children in March. By Brigid Inder | The AfricaPaper Kampala, Uganda – On 30 March, at around 7.30pm, Joan Kagezi, Senior Principal State Attorney […]

Liberia: Passports and Bad Diplomacy

Liberia: Passports and Bad Diplomacy

Passport delays at Liberia’s NY Consulate hampers travel…an operation marred by unnecessary red-tape bureaucratic procedures. In New York, The AfricaPaper’s James Fasuekoi takes a look inside the Liberian Consulate. By James Kokulo Fasuekoi | The AfricaPaper Manhattan, New York – If you are a Liberian residing in the United States, and in need of Liberian […]

Kenyatta’s Apology Breaks Important Ground, Now Comprehensive Action Is Needed

Kenyatta’s Apology Breaks Important Ground, Now Comprehensive Action Is Needed

By Christoper Gitari | The AfricaPaper Nairobi, Kenya – President Uhuru Kenyatta’s apology to victims of “all past wrongs” on behalf of himself and current and past governments broke new ground. In his State of the Nation address, Kenyatta asserted full acceptance of responsibility for the failure of past governments to protect Kenyans from violations […]

Simelane Case Illustrates Failure of South Africa to Pursue Accountability for Apartheid Crimes

Simelane Case Illustrates Failure of South Africa to Pursue Accountability for Apartheid Crimes

The AfricaPaper | New York New York, USA – In 1983, 23-year-old South African university grad and anti-apartheid activist Nokuthula Simelane was forcibly abducted, tortured and disappeared by members of the Security Branch of the South African police. Her body has never been found. Thirty-two years later, her family continues to fight for justice and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pierre Collins’ Pretrial Court Date Set for July 7

Pierre Collins’ Pretrial Court Date Set for July 7

By Issa Mansaray and James Fasuekoi | The AfricaPaper Minneapolis, Minn – Pierre Barlee Collins, 33 accused of killing his 10-year old son Barway Edwin Collins, appeared before presiding Judge Tanya M.  Bransford at the Hennepin County Court on Thursday afternoon. Collins, in a brown undershirt, and an orange jumpsuit, entered the courtroom flanked by […]

Final Farewell to Barway Collins

Final Farewell to Barway Collins

Many from the Liberian Community attended Barway’s funeral. Photo: Issa Mansaray |The AfricaPaper. By James Kokulo Fasuekoi | The AfricaPaper MINNEAPOLIS, Minn – Indignations and cries for justice overshadowed the  requiem for Barway Collins, as hundreds converged on the Shiloh Temple International Ministries to bid him farewell. “We will always remember the name called Barway,” […]

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