A U.N.-Backed Police Force Carried Out A Massacre In Haiti…

By: Jack Johnston Photo/Source: The Intercept At 5 o’clock on the morning of November 13, more than 200 Haitian police officers raided the Grand Ravine area of Port-au-Prince. There was a series of loud explosions, followed by gunfire. For the next six hours, the commotion didn’t stop. The neighborhood was under siege. What had started…

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Politicians Must No Longer Manage Africa’s Natural Resources Unilaterally, Say Experts

Source/Image: African Development Bank Group  On Day 1 of the 12th African Economic Conference, which began on December 4, 2017 in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), experts from Africa called for the inclusive management of the continent’s natural resources, where there is a high level of inequality, during the third plenary session entitled “Inclusive resource governance as a…

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Lessons From Mugabe’s Fall

By: Andrew M. Mwenda, Watchdog Uganda President Robert Mugabe has been forced out power after 37 years as leader of Zimbabwe. His fall has been celebrated by large crowds of Zimbabweans but more so the British press who have used all sorts of adjectives to demonize him. He has been vilified as an ageing, corrupt despot…

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Burundi Defies the Imperial Criminal Court

Burundi formally withdrew from the International Criminal Court. But the ICC has announced an investigation into alleged crimes in the country. Burundi has stated that it will neither cooperate nor allow in ICC investigators. What the ICC is doing is an ugly and dangerous attempt to destabilize and destroy the government of Burundi. The International…

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After Kenya’s August 2017 Elections: Observing the Observers

  Following the historic, unprecedented decision by the Supreme Court to nullify Kenya’s presidential election, which international election observers had largely commended, the credibility of observers, and the practice of observation, was seriously damaged.  In this article, Aly Verjee identifies six lessons for international election observers ahead of the re-run of polls planned for 26…

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Ugandans Resist Museveni’s Bid For Life Presidency

  In 2005, Yoweri Museveni persuaded Parliament to amend Uganda’s constitution to eliminate presidential term limits, so that he could remain in power. Now, at age 73, after ruling for 31 years, he is once again asking Parliament to amend the Constitution to eliminate the age limit that would require him to step down at…

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