UK Probes Sex-for-Food Scandal in Liberia, S/Leone, and Guinea

  British MPs probing sexual abuse in the international charity sector are investigating an unpublished UN report from 2001 naming 15 major aid organisations implica ted in a "sex-for-food" scandal, The Times newspaper reported on Tuesday. The...

West African Jurists Recruit New Judges For Community Court

  The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Liberia, His Honor Francis S. Korkpor, Sr. attended the ECOWAS Judicial Council meeting held in Lome, Togo from 23-25 May, 2018. The Meeting which was held...

Gambia Raises $1.7 billion From International Community to Finance Economic Plans

  Since taking office and discovering government coffers were largely empty, Adama Barrow’s administration has been sourcing for funds and working to resuscitate the debt-crippled economy of the Gambia. To support the new government, major international...

Trump’s conflicted response to Ebola outbreak in Africa

  The United States is responding to the latest Ebola outbreak in Africa in contradictory ways that show conflicting policy currents within the Trump administration. The White House proposed eliminating $252 million (Sh25.5 billion) in Ebola-containment...

Burundi Signals Readiness to Lift Ban on VOA, BBC Broadcasts

  Burundi said it is ready to lift a six-month ban on VOA and BBC broadcasts, but after it meets with delegations from the two global media outlets.   Burundi’s National Communication Council announced the blackouts three...

Gadhafi regime’s legacy fuels violence in west Africa

  Centuries-old communal tensions across West Africa are taking an increasingly bloody turn, fueled by competition for land and water and an influx of weapons and fighters from Libya. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has blamed that...

Amnesty: Nigeria’s Military Tortured, Raped, Killed Civilians

  Nigeria’s military has committed war crimes and crimes against humanity including torture, rape and killing civilians during its fight against Islamist insurgency Boko Haram, human rights group Amnesty International said Thursday.   The crimes were perpetrated...

DRC Launching Ebola Vaccination Campaign to Stop New Outbreak

    The Democratic Republic of Congo plans to launch an Ebola vaccination program Monday to stop another widespread outbreak of the deadly disease. More than 4,000 doses of vaccine have been shipped to the large port...

Delegates Mull Over IGAD Proposal for South Sudan

  South Sudan's warring parties are expected to sign a proposal drafted by Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) mediators that addresses many of the major sticking points that have prevented a peace deal. Delegates from the...

The Looting Machine: Warlords, Tycoons, Smugglers and the Systematic Theft of Africa’s Wealth

After nine years reporting on Africa for the Financial Times, Tom Burgis exposes how the extractive industries have turned into a hideous looting machine, the west guilty of complicity in the raping of a continent. Augustin...