Popular artist Ras Bath paints a picture of how he says Mali’s ruling class holds on to power and perks
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President has been in power since 2005 and took over from his father, who ruled the country for 38 years.
The chance for peace and dialogue might have been missed. A civil war, for some, and a war between two countries for others, is more likely than not underway in the Cameroons.
As the nation’s rulers plot, the losers in this are the Togolese people yearning for freedom and democracy.
Thousands of protesters took to the streets in Togo’s capital Lome on Saturday, against President Faure Gnassingbe
Too often, however, Black History Month focuses on black men, sidelining black women and diminishing their accomplishments.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who shared the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize as a champion of women’s rights, is
Ghana is currently Africa’s most democratic country according to several indicators and therefore stands out as the ideal example that democracy is possible in Africa
A peaceful transition of power in Africa’s oldest republic is cause for optimism, according to analysts, but
The soccer legend, now a politician, George Manneh Weah, is very hopeful that he would be declared