Category Archives: Africa

Internal Report Shows WWF Was Warned Years Ago Of “Frightening” Abuses

by Katie J.M. Baker Tom Warren

The wildlife charity said it would investigate evidence of violence against indigenous people uncovered by BuzzFeed News. But internal documents reveal WWF had already commissioned an investigation that warned of human rights abuses in 2015.

Agreement on new peace deal ‘only one step’ on challenging road ahead for Central African Republic, says UN envoy

Despite the signing of a recent peace deal between the Government of the Central African Republic (CAR) and 14 armed groups, “we should not forget that the situation in the country remains serious,” a senior UN envoy told the Security Council on Thursday.

Dramatic drop in South Sudan political violence since peace agreement signing

Since the signing of a September 2018 deal between the South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and his political rival and former deputy Riek Machar to end conflict in the country, political violence has “dropped dramatically,” David Shearer, head of the UN Mission in South Sudan told reporters on Tuesday.

Zimbabwe’s Path Towards Neo-Liberalism and its Effects So Far

by Mafa Kwanisai Mafa

In mid-January Zimbabwe experienced violent protests triggered by the austerity measures that are being implemented by the government of Zimbabwe and by the recent hiking of fuel prices. The doctors downed their tools. Teachers and the rest of the civil servants stated that their paltry salaries have been eroded by inflation (by up to 400%) and they can no longer afford to go to work. The fuel price increases saw the public transport prices skyrocketing and the price of basic commodities going up beyond the reach of many.

China | La Chine donne un ultimatum à la France de mettre fin au pacte colonial en Afrique

Le pacte colonial (appelé aussi régime de l’Exclusif) est un régime d’échange imposé par les pays européens à leurs colonies au XVIIème siècle et selon lequel la colonie ne peut importer que des produits provenant de la métropole tandis qu’elle ne doit exporter que vers celle-ci