Warring Sudanese factions pledge to protect civilians, but fail to uphold US-Arabia mediated ceasefire
The conflict has paralysed Sudan’s economy and strangled its trade, aggravating a ballooning humanitarian crisis with the UN saying on Friday that 200,000 people have now fled into neighbouring countries.
Angola powers past Nigeria as Africa’s leading crude oil producer, latest Opec data show
After a steady decline to about 1.1 mbpd in the second half of 2022, due majorly, to oil theft, Nigeria’s oil output began to recover after a nationwide outcry in the fourth quarter of 2022 hovering at 1.3 million bpd in the first quarter of 2023.
World Bank: Primitive theft of public resources and institutionalised violence in Africa are crimes against humanity
According to Edwin Durgy that is an incredible amount of money and would have made Gaddafi not only richer than today’s richest – it also would have made him one of the wealthiest individuals in the history of the world, and significantly wealthier than every great American that has ever lived, save the legendary industrialists Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller.
Western countries led by US push UN rights body to monitor Sudan abuses by warring factions
Battles between Sudan’s army and rival paramilitary forces have killed hundreds and wounded thousands, disrupted aid supplies, sent refugees fleeing abroad and turned residential areas of Khartoum into war zones since mid-April.
Media uncovers how Zimbabwe’s Angel uses Spirit Embassy church to launder gold with president’s wife
The footage exposed how several individuals have taken advantage of Western sanctions targeting government and ruling party officials to smuggle large quantities of gold and launder millions of dollars through a complex web of companies and bribes.
US calls on ruling junta in Sudan to halt fighting as medics report 97 civilian deaths, 365 injuries
A protracted power struggle raises the risk of Sudan falling into civil war four years after long-ruling autocrat Omar al-Bashir was toppled in an uprising, as well as derailing internationally-backed efforts to launch a civilian transition that was due to be signed earlier this month.
Financing violent extremism: How terror groups in Africa prey on local businesses to deliver brutal justice
Moustapha was running out of hope. The Nigerien man had a family to feed but little means to do so. Like scores of people around the continent, he was persuaded to join and fight for a violent extremist organisation. “I joined because I felt frustrated with the conditions of everyday...
Cyclone Freddy: Number people killed in southeastern Africa by largest tropical cyclone surpasses 400… and rising
The last thing Lukia Akimu remembers is the surge of floodwater that hit her village near Mount Soche this week when Tropical Cyclone Freddy tore through southern Malawi. The next thing she knew, she woke up in hospital, her head wrapped in bandages and her neck in a brace. “I...
More countries in East and Central Africa to have own coastlines as two new continents form
Africa is gradually splitting into two. The Somali and the Nubian tectonic plates are slowly disintegrating from each other, while the Arabian plate continues to pull away. Although that will take between five to 10 million years, with fault lines widening seven millimetres every year, the continent will eventually split...
US Secretary of State’s current tour of Ethiopia, Niger makes him most travelled top American envoy to Africa
Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s visit to Ethiopia this week singles him out as America’s most travelled foreign affairs diplomat having logged over 68,389 kilometres (42,495 miles) in flying to Africa. Blinken is President Joseph Biden’s representative in face-to-face diplomacy in Africa, which is being aggressively courted by China and...