U.S. envoy: More DRC sanctions possible as Kabila stays a priority

U.S. envoy: More DRC sanctions possible as Kabila stays a priority

The U.S. remains committed to working out a consensus deal before the end of President Joseph Kabila’s constitutionally designated term in December, as renewed violence and repression in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) may lead to additional targeted sanctions from the international community. Tom Perriello, the U.S. Special Envoy for…

Massive Trump election protests sweep across American cities

Massive Trump election protests sweep across American cities

Thousands of angry Americans took to the streets of New York City, Chicago and other major cities in demonstrations against the election of Republican candidate Donald J. Trump to the United States presidency. Protesters clustered at the Trump Tower building, in Columbus Circle and other high-profile Manhattan sites chanting “not…

Ban, global leaders call on Ethiopia to protect human rights

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is urging the Ethiopian government to ensure “the protection of fundamental human rights,” the AP reports. A Ban spokesman said Monday the Secretary General “reiterates his call for calm” and urges inclusive dialogue in Ethiopia. The United States also has expressed its concern over Ethiopia’s…

Russia is calling, but how should Africans answer Putin?

Russian and Egyptian forces begin joint military exercises this weekend at Al-Alamein, a city on the Mediterranean coast to the west of Alexandria. The nine-day exercise runs through October 26 and will focus on strategies for removing armed terrorists in a desert environment. It is one of 30 such exercises Egypt…

Laureen Fagan

Laureen is the editor of Africa Times

Where to beyond Power Africa?

  The passage of the Power Africa bill through the US Congress this week will mean the creation of a new beginning for energy on the continent. The US Senate passed the act in mid-December, with a vote expected this week in the House of Representatives. The legislation, officially called…

US “deeply alarmed” over Burundi

The United States State Department said it is “deeply alarmed” regarding the situation in Burundi and has advocated for African leaders to “work behind the scenes” to convince Burundi to receive the deployment of international troops. Ambassadors to the United Nations Security Council addressed the African Union (AU) in Addis…

What does Germany have to offer the African continent?

Recent years has seen ample discussion of the growing trade and economic relationship of China with numerous African nations. Accordingly, this has led to debate surrounding the USA’s ongoing status as a trade leader on the African continent; and how this may change with China’s rise. Yet, thus far there…

Buhari accuses U.S. of indirectly supporting Boko Haram

On Wednesday July 22 Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, accused the United States government of indirectly supporting Boko Haram in a speech addressing the United States Institute for Peace (USIP). Buhari accused the U.S. of “aiding and abetting” Boko Haram due to the fact that the U.S. denied weapons support for…

U.S. reaffirms commitment to Nigeria

The United States reaffirmed its commitment to Nigeria to assist in the fight against the extremist group, Boko Haram, and its promise to help rescue the Chibok girls. On Wednesday July 1, 2015, the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, and the Commander of United States…