Canadian, American solar energy investors abducted in Nigeria

Canadian, American solar energy investors abducted in Nigeria

Two Canadians and two Americans were abducted Tuesday in Nigeria’s Kaduna State, following a gun battle with their attackers that killed two police officers who were escorting their group. Details are still incomplete, but Nigerian authorities confirmed that the four North Americans – initially reported as two and then corrected…

HRW report calls for accountability in Mozambique’s violence

In Mozambique, more than a year has passed since a ceasefire that curtailed the fighting between state security forces and the Renamo opposition. Since then, no one has been held accountable for serious human rights violations committed on both sides between November 2015 and December 2016. That’s according to a…

Thousands displaced after Somalia IDP camps are destroyed

The United Nations Special Representative for Somalia on Tuesday expressed concern over the dismantling of more than 23 settlements that served internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Mogadishu. The camps, as well as some humanitarian resources, were destroyed late last week, leaving more than 4,000 IDP households without shelter – all…

US sanctions in the DRC are a thin smokescreen

Another businessman outed by the Paradise Papers has been sanctioned by the US government: Israeli billionaire Dan Gertler has been accused of handling hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of corrupt mining and oil deals in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and President Trump has responded by declaring a…

Arnaud Gallet

Arnaud is a French freelance writer with an African heart who has lived in 10 different Sub-Saharan countries in the past decade. He is currently based in Paris.

Macron’s Sahel trip spotlights security, migration investments

President Emmanuel Macron of France has announced €400 million (USD$474 million) in financial aid to Niger during his weekend press conference with President Mahamadou Issoufou in Niamey. Macron said the funding, planned through 2021, will support development in Niger and security in the Sahel. His remarks alongside Issoufou, who Macron praised…

Laureen Fagan

Laureen is the editor of Africa Times