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Council Visiting Mission to Africa: Sierra Leone

Council Visiting Mission to Africa: Sierra Leone

The AfricaPaper | Security Council Sierra Leone –  Council members arrived in Sierra Leone, the final leg of their visiting mission to West Africa, on Wednesday morning (23 May). The UK and South Africa were the co-leads on this leg. Council members had just one day in Freetown before heading back to New York on […]

PROSECUTOR SEEKS NEW CHARGES IN DRC

PROSECUTOR SEEKS NEW CHARGES IN DRC

The AfricaPaper | DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO As eastern region sees renewed violence, commentators question whether justice process actually deters atrocities.   By Mélanie Gouby, Simon Jennings The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, ICC, has asked judges to issue new charges against two alleged warlords in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. While experts […]

Consultations on Visiting Mission to West Africa

Consultations on Visiting Mission to West Africa

The AfricaPaper | UN Security Council   New York – This afternoon (Thursday, 17 May), Council members will have consultations on their forthcoming Council mission to West Africa from 19 to 23 May where they will be visiting Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire and Sierra Leone. It is likely that they will finalise the terms of reference […]

New Leadership for Somalia

New Leadership for Somalia

  The AfricaPaper | Minnesota ST. Paul – As Somalia still struggles with its pirates, rebel factions, lack of a functioning government, and militant Al-Shabaab, a new political party, Hiil Qaran has emerged to help solve the problems in one of Africa’s most troubled nations. In an exclusive interview with The AfricaPaper on Thursday, Dr. […]

Sierra Leone is Ruled by Greedy Politicians – Says New Party Leader

Sierra Leone is Ruled by Greedy Politicians – Says New Party Leader

Abubakarr Kamara | Sierra Leone FREETOWN – Newly registered Citizens Democratic Party (CDP) has condemned both the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) party and the main opposition, Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) for what the CDP  leader described as their inability and insincerity to move the country forward. Greedy Politicians Receiving the registration certificate on […]

Opposition PMDC Blames Sierra Leonean President for Violence

Opposition PMDC Blames Sierra Leonean President for Violence

Abubakarr Kamara | Sierra Leone FREETOWN – After what seems to be a warning shot to the November 17 elections this year, the Peoples Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC) has blamed President Ernest Bai Koroma for the recent spate of violence in the country including the recent bye-election fracas in the Fourahbay Community that left […]

PROFILE: Joseph Kony – Uganda’s Most Wanted Elusive-Warlord

PROFILE: Joseph Kony – Uganda’s Most Wanted Elusive-Warlord

A former Catholic altar boy and a sociable student from northern Uganda, Kony waged war against his people in central Africa for almost three decades, killed thousands of children and eluded authorities. Brenda Banura | Uganda KAMPALA – The period was 1986 and beyond. With the stars twinkling bright up in the sky the villages […]

Senegal Waits for a New President

Senegal Waits for a New President

As Senegal prepares for a run-off election, our correspondent in the capital, Dakar, reports on President Abdoulaye Wade’s quest for a third team and his quarrel with his people. The AfricaPaper | Senegal DAKAR – As the sun beats down in Senegal, thousands march through the capital, Dakar, protesting against President Abdoulaye Wade who refuses […]

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Africans also Find Justice in bin Laden’s Death

Africans also Find Justice in bin Laden’s Death

When Osama bin Laden declared war on America in 1999, he was a little known terrorist in America. But Africans already knew about him and his al-Qaeda group. They had already staged bomb attacks in Mali, Kenya, Tanzania, Somalia and Uganda. In the Twin Cities, when President Barack Obama announced that U.S. Special Forces had […]

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