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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 […]

Somali King Burhan Musa Visits Minnesota to Settle Clan Disputes

Somali King Burhan Musa Visits Minnesota to Settle Clan  Disputes

By Issa Mansaray | The AfricaPaper Minneapolis, Minn – King Burhan Musa, the 34th King of the Daarood Kingdom has arrived in Minneapolis to settle what appeared to have been ongoing disputes among Somali traditional clan elders abroad. For years, Somali traditional clan elders have been accused of serious rivalries that often resulted in division […]

Massive Abduction and Killing Albinos in Malawi

Massive Abduction and Killing Albinos in Malawi

 By Henry K. Mhango | The AfricaPaper   MALAWI – “Why killing us like goats or chicken?,” cries Emmie Chirwa a  32 year old albino,  following the massive killings and abduction of persons with  albinism in Malawi by some business operators  and individuals. Emmie Chirwa, 32 Witch Doctors The suspects are reported to be engaging […]

Foreign Mercenaries Will Worsen the Boko Haram Insurgency

Foreign Mercenaries Will Worsen the Boko Haram Insurgency

The government declined to officially comment on the recruitment of foreign troops from South Africa and the former Soviet Union.   By Andrew Noakes | The AfricaPaper Seven years ago, a group of US private military contractors massacred a crowd of unarmed civilians at a busy traffic junction in Baghdad. The contractors, who were employed […]

Why Nigeria is turning to South African Mercenaries to help fight Boko Haram

Why Nigeria is turning to South African Mercenaries to help fight Boko Haram

By Caroline Varin | The AfricaPaper Disclosure Statement Caroline Varin does not work for, consult to, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has no relevant affiliations. The Nigerian army patrols in Chibok, Borno State. There are reports South African mercenaries have joined them. […]

Buhari Wins – but the new president of Nigeria faces an enormous challenge

Buhari Wins – but the new president of Nigeria faces an enormous challenge

By Catherine Gegout | The AfricaPaper Nigerians have chosen General Muhammadu Buhari, a former military ruler, over incumbent Goodluck Jonathan, to be their president. Following an election that saw 41 people killed in the north of the country, Goodluck conceded defeat, and congratulated Buhari on his victory. Buhari’s military regime from 1983 to 1985 was […]

Sierra Leone’s President Swears in New VP Despite Legal Challenge

Sierra Leone’s President Swears in New VP Despite Legal Challenge

By Alieu Sheriff | The AfricaPaper Freetown, Sierra Leone – A few days after dismissing Vice President Samuel Sam-Susana, President Ernest Bai Koroma wasted no time in replacing him with one of his party’s stalwarts to serve in the nation’s second highest political office. Sworn In Victor Bockarie Foh was sworn in as the country’s […]

Sam-Sumana: The Student from Metro State

Sam-Sumana: The Student from Metro State

[Not a valid template] After weeks of controversy about Sierra Leonean Vice President  Samuel Sam-Sumana’s academic qualification, and his expulsion from the APC party, The AfricaPaper visited his university where he obtained his degree.   By Issa Mansaray | The AfricaPaper St. Paul, Minnesota – The Metropolitan State University in Minnesota can be seen from […]

Sierra Leone’s Ruling Party Expels Self-quarantined VP

Sierra Leone’s Ruling Party Expels Self-quarantined VP

The AfricaPaper | Sierra Leone Freetown – Sierra Leone’s self- quarantined Vice President Samuel Sam-Sumana has been expelled from the ruling All People’s Congress party on Friday. On Monday, Sumana told journalists that he was running the country of about six million people online, and restricted in his home. The VP quarantined himself after one […]

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