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Floods, Storms Devastate Malawi

Floods, Storms Devastate Malawi

By Joseph Kayira | The AfricaPaper   BLANTYRE (TAP) – Raging floods and incessant storms have claimed 170 lives and leaving close to 70,000 homeless with officials estimating that government will have to cough millions of dollars for rescue operations. President Peter Mutharika has since declared a third of the country a disaster zone further […]

The Mano River Union: A Complex Emergency

The Mano River Union: A Complex Emergency

By Kandeh K. Yumkella | The AfricaPaper  United Nations Under-Secretary-General, shares his thoughts on the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), reminds us of our shared responsibilities, lessons to be learnt going forward and prays for a speedy return to normalcy. What started few weeks ago as an isolated incident in the forest region of Guinea has […]

TEARS FOR MADIBA MANDELA

TEARS FOR MADIBA MANDELA

By Professor Timothy Wangusa | The AfricaPaper Let the flags of all the nations On whom the sun shines upon its way – Fold and droop at half mast   To salute Africa’s monumental son!   From northerly Algeria to Azania, From westerly Senegal to Somalia – Let there be a hush across the sky […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

The case for city status in post-war Gulu

The case for city status in post-war Gulu

In northern Uganda, local leaders are pushing for Gulu to receive city status. But does the municipality have what it takes to qualify? By Moses Odokonyero | The AfricaPaper UGANDA – From atop the Pearl Afrique Hotel, the changing skyline of Gulu town is visible. The thatched roofs of mud and wattle huts that once […]

ICC’s Funders Seek Greater Efficiency

ICC’s Funders Seek Greater Efficiency

As the court asks for a bigger budget, it will need to consider where cost savings can be made. By Blake Evans-Pritchard, Simon Jennings | International Justice – ICC The gleaming new front desk which greets visitors as they enter the International Criminal Court’s, ICC, Hague-based headquarters does not exactly scream austerity. Renovating the entrance […]

Whoever drinks from the Nile will always return to it

Whoever drinks from the Nile will always return to it

By Ahmed Kadry | The AfricaPaper Disclaimer: I am fully aware as an Egyptian that what you read next may sound biased, utopian, out of touch with reality, and so on. But I am going to go ahead and write it anyway; firstly because I believe it to be true, and second, because with all […]

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