Aug 18th, 2013
Johnson Sirleaf is a reforming President, but the Liberian state still answers more to external organisations than its own people. A decade ago on August 18th, 2003, the Accra Comprehensive Peace Agreement brought Liberia’s 14 year civil war to an end. As this small West African country faded from th...
Jul 28th, 2013
Cape Town: Anti-apartheid icon and former South African president Nelson Mandela has completed 50 days of treatment in hospital for a recurring lung infection, the presidency said. The condition of the 95-year-old Mandela remains critical but stable and he continues to respond to treatment, reporters...
Jun 27th, 2013
The condition of former South African leader Nelson Mandela has deteriorated in the last few days, presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj has said. The announcement came as President Jacob Zuma cancelled a trip to Mozambique following consultations with Mr Mandela’s doctors. Mr Mandela, 94, South A...
Jun 26th, 2013
Here is a look at the life of Nelson Mandela, Nobel Peace Prize winner and former president of South Africa. Personal: Birth date: July 18, 1918 Birth place: Mvezo, Transkei, South Africa. Birth name: Rolihlahla Dalibhunga Mandela Father: Gadla Henry Mphakanyiswa, a counselor to the royal house of th...
In Press Releases
Dec 20th, 2012
press release Greece is seriously failing to respect the rights of asylum-seekers and migrants, Amnesty International warned in a briefing published today. Every year, tens of thousands of irregular migrants and asylum-seekers from the Middle East, Asia and Africa cross the Greek land and sea border ...
In East Africa
Dec 17th, 2012
Tedros Adhanom (PhD), the most favoured Ethiopian senior official in the eyes of the West, has taken his first steps late last week, as chief of Ethiopia’s diplomatic corps. He introduced himself to ambassadors based in Addis on Friday, December 14, 2012, at the Sheraton Addis. His well crafted...
In South Africa
Dec 11th, 2012
South Africa’s churches have attacked the African National Congress (ANC), accusing the ruling party of moral decay and of abandoning Nelson Mandela’s goal to build a non-racial democracy from the ashes of apartheid. Jacob Zuma Photo: EVA-LOTTE JANSSON In a letter to President Jacob Zuma...
Dec 10th, 2012
By Lotte Leicht BRUSSELS – Catherine Ashton’s mandate is to provide leadership on foreign policy and human rights. She has failed, however, to ensure a collective EU voice for bringing the crimes in Syria before the International Criminal Court (ICC). On 10 December, as the EU receives th...
Oct 17th, 2012
Six years ago, Mo Ibrahim, a Sudan-born British philanthropist who made his billions selling cell phones, established an award to support good governance in Africa: a $5 million cash prize — which includes a $200,000 yearly stipend for life — to be awarded to any democratically elected le...