Sub-Saharan Africa

  • RUSSIAN MERCENARIES MARCH INTO AFRICA

    - Dec 3, 2019
    A first in-depth investigation and audit into the meteoric rise of the shadowy private Wagner Group in Africa has revealed the presence of thousands of Russian mercenaries in at least 20 African countries including Mozambique, Libya,...
  • SUDAN ON PATH TO DEMOCRACY

    - Dec 3, 2019
    Activists in Sudan have welcomed a decision by the country’s transitional government to dissolve the former ruling party and repeal a series of laws used to regulate women’s behaviour under the former president Omar al-Bashir. Bashir has...
  • LISSU TAKES ON THE BULLDOZER

    - Dec 3, 2019
    Tanzanian opposition leader, Tundu Lissu, has declared that he is ready to contest for the presidency in 2020 if his Chadema party gives him the ticket. Mr Lissu, who has been abroad for two years for...
  • NIGERIA GOES AFTER STOLEN ARTEFACTS

    - Dec 3, 2019
    The federal government of Nigeria on November 28th pledged to use all “legal and diplomatic instruments” to demand the return of Nigeria’s stolen artefacts and cultural materials worldwide. The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, announced this...
  • COUNTRIES THAT WASTED FOREIGN AID

    - Mar 16, 2019
    Africa’s foremost diplomat, Kofi Annan, was one of the biggest human exports from the continent. Aside from being the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations for nine years (1997 to 2006), the late Ghanaian was one...
  • FIVE THINGS TANZANIA’S ‘BULLDOZER’ MAGUFULI HAS BANNED

    - Mar 16, 2019
    This year began with a new ban in Tanzania – all public hospitals were forbidden from televising entertainment programmes and told to show only health-related content. Since President John Pombe Magufuli, nicknamed “The Bulldozer”, came to...
  • A CLOSE SHAVE: THE DANGER OF NIGERIAN HAIRCUTS

    - Mar 16, 2019
    Located opposite the popular Y-junction at Oremeji in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, Rabiu Fagunwa’s wooden shop might have accommodated more customers in its 55 years of existence than a football stadium in one game. Many...
  • UGANDA-RWANDA FEUD DEEPENS

    - Mar 16, 2019
    On Wednesday March 12, Uganda’s foreign ministry issued a statement clarifying that it has not closed its border with Rwanda. The same statement however listed several actions that have been taken by Rwanda to frustrate movement...
  • FACT CHECK: THE BOER CONCENTRATION CAMPS

    - Mar 16, 2019
    By Fransjohan Pretorius More than a century after 48 000 people died in concentration camps in what’s known as the South African War between 1899 and 1902 – or the Anglo-Boer War – the events of that period are back...
  • CHINA TO TAKE OVER KENYA’S MAIN PORT OVER UNPAID LOAN

    - Jan 8, 2019
    The Kenyan government risks losing the lucrative Mombasa port to China should the country fail to repay huge loans advanced by Chinese lenders. In November, African Stand reported on how Kenya is at high risk of...