Tag Archives: Africa

War crimes fugitive surrenders to UN peacekeepers in DR Congo; UN advocate urges justice for victims

The United Nations advocate for ending sexual violence in conflict has welcomed the surrender of fugitive rebel leader Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka to the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), known as MONUSCO.

Mr. Sheka, who the Security Council added to its UN sanctions list after a national warrant was issued for his arrest in 2011, is wanted for crimes related to mass rapes of at least 387 civilians in the eastern DRC during July and August 2010.

France | Jacques Morel : « Le nouveau chef d’état-major défendait les auteurs du génocide rwandais »

Le chef de l’Etat a nommé François Lecointre chef d’état-major des armées, alors que celui-ci a fait partie de l’opération Turquoise au Rwanda. Le spécialiste de la politique française en Afrique, Jacques Morel, revient sur ses missions sur le terrain.

“The conflict in Western Sahara is the last case of decolonization in Africa”: Malainin Lakhal

by Milena Rampoldi

In the following an important interview with the Saharawi journalist and political activist Malainin Lakhal. We talked about his biography, his fight for the Western Sahara, about Moroccan colonialism, and about the important of poetry and political struggle for the forgotten Saharawi people living in the last colony in Africa.

China | Que cherche la Chine en investissant autant en Afrique ?

Par David Pilling

Jamais Pékin n’avait investi à ce point sur le continent africain, devenu un véritable laboratoire de ses ambitions internationales. Et l’Afrique apprécie ce partenaire non interventionniste qui lui apporte financements et infrastructures. Système gagnant-gagnant ? Le débat est lancé.

Moroccan women stand up against political detentions

For the past few months, Morocco has been shaken by a historical social movement: Hirak. Created in one of the marginalised regions of Morocco, Rif, Hirak was born after the tragic death of Mohsin Fikri, a fish vendor ground in a garbage truck while trying to retrieve his confiscated merchandise. Hirak is a social movement that demands social justice and fights against marginalisation. As an answer to the significance of Hirak, the Moroccan state chose to launch a repressive campaign. Indeed, in the Rif, in general, and, Al Hoceima, in particular, over 150 persons were arrested.