A desert warfare specialist, Chad's Hissene Habre seized power in 1982 and quickly embraced the role of ruthless dictator, with brutal atrocities the hallmark of his eight-year reign of terror.
Often dressed in combat fatigues that complemented his "desert fighter" nickname,...FULL STORY
Unfair to Africa? Not ICC!
The sustained attack on the International Criminal Court (ICC) by the African Union came into sharp focus at the 2017 Mo Ibrahim Foundation annual Governance Weekend in Marrakech – Morocco on April 6-9.
The Foundation chairman, Dr Mohammed Ibrahim, former UN Secretary-General...FULL STORY
Cameroon counts losses after unprecedented Internet shutdown
A conservative estimate by a coalition of right groups, Access Now, pegs economic losses of the 94-day Internet shutdown in Northwest and Southwest Cameroon at a minimum of $4.5 million.
The rights group said the figure did not take into account the social cost—losses due to...FULL STORY
Will opposition unity hold to dethrone Mugabe?
After three failed to attempts to dislodge Africa’s oldest ruler, Zimbabwe’s veteran opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai is convinced he has finally found the formula to send President Robert Mugabe to retirement.
Mr Tsvangirai, a former trade unionist, will face the...FULL STORY