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Congo

DR Congo: Why Rising Tension Over Election Results Could Mar Post-Kabila Era

Posted: January 15, 2019 at 4:20 am   /   AFRICA, Article

The Democratic Republic of Congo recently concluded Presidential election was one predicted to signal a new dawn for the country, especially with the ouster of President Joseph Kabila, but growing tension over the election results is giving many little to hope for. From postponement of the election date to delay in announcement of election results […]

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Russia Agent

Weekend Review: FBI inquired whether Trump Was Working As Russia Agent

Posted: January 13, 2019 at 10:39 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, U.S., WORLD

The New York Times reported that law enforcement officials began an inquiry into whether Trump was working as an agent of Russia when he fired FBI director James Comey. According to officials with knowledge of the investigation, the focus was on whether Trump was working against American interests knowingly or if he had inadvertently been […]

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Jazmine

Gun Violence And The Jazmine Barnes Story

Posted: January 11, 2019 at 4:44 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, Lifestyle, U.S.

Children and Gun Violence: Jazmine Barnes 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes and her three sisters accompanied their mother to the store in their pajamas in the early morning on December 30. The sun hadn’t risen when they headed out for breakfast supplies and someone opened fire on their vehicle near the store. Jazmine’s mother, LaPorsha Washington, was […]

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Rajoelina

Madagascar: Court Dismisses Fraud Allegations, Upholds Rajoelina’s Victory

Posted: January 8, 2019 at 11:21 am   /   AFRICA, Article

Madagascar’s Constitutional Court on Tuesday declared Andry Rajoelina, 44, as the eventual winner of the keenly contested presidential election held on November 7. The Court’s announcement came after it reviewed a petition of electoral fraud filed against Rajoelina’s victory at the December 19 run-off election by his main rival and predecessor Marc Ravalomanana, 69. The […]

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Gabon

Gabon: Coup Attempt Shows Time’s Up For President Bongo

Posted: January 7, 2019 at 11:34 pm   /   AFRICA, Article

Gabon may have survived an attempted coup by the military on Monday, but the attempt might be an indication of what to come, should President Ali Bongo hang on to power. On Monday, Gabon was struck by news of a military take-over of power, which began with seizure of the country’s national radio station. The […]

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Madagascar

Madagascar: Fraud Allegation Raise Fears Of Post-Election Crisis

Posted: January 2, 2019 at 11:16 am   /   AFRICA, Article

It’s official: Former President Andry Rajoelina is the winner of Madagascar run-off election held on December 19. The full provisional results of the election disclosed by the country’s electoral commission showed that Rajoelina polled 55 percent of the total votes to defeat his main rival and predecessor Marc Ravalomanana, who got 43.34. The President of […]

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War Of Words Between Israel And Turkey Highlights Human Rights Violations

Posted: December 28, 2018 at 2:59 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, Middle East, news, WORLD

“Do not kick the enemy you have brought down to the ground. You are not a Jew in Israel,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said recently, rekindling a war of words between Israel and Turkey which had mostly been dormant since the United States moved their embassy to Jerusalem earlier in the year. “Erdogan – […]

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2018

2018 Flashback: Top Eight Major Headlines

Posted: December 28, 2018 at 1:09 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, Politics, U.S., WORLD

The following stories received major national headlines in 2018: Russian collusion and President Trump Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian collusion in the 2016 election dominated 2018 headlines. Mueller had charged four defendants and secured two guilty pleas in the special counsel investigation at the beginning of 2018. Currently, he has charged 36 and seen four […]

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Economic

Zimbabwe: How Economic Crisis Is Fizzling Post-Mugabe Era Expectations

Posted: December 26, 2018 at 2:24 pm   /   AFRICA, Article

A biting economic crisis is dashing hopes of thousands of Zimbabweans who took to the streets to celebrate the ouster of former President, Robert Mugabe. In November 2017, Zimbabweans received what was arguably their best news in decades: Robert Mugabe is no longer Zimbabwe’s President. As news of the development filtered across the nooks and […]

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Presidential election

DR Congo postpones Presidential election to Dec. 30

Posted: December 21, 2018 at 2:05 pm   /   AFRICA, Article

The Democratic Republic of Congo has postponed its Presidential election billed for Sunday to December 30. Disclosing this on Thursday, the country’s electoral commission cited a recent fire outbreak which destroyed voting machines and the continued resurgence of Ebola outbreak in the eastern part of the country as the reason behind the move. Last week, […]

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