Zimbabwe national dialogue begins without Chamisa

Zimbabwe national dialogue begins without Chamisa

President Emmerson Mnangagwa proudly kicked off a Zimbabwean national dialogue process on Wednesday, amid the country’s ongoing political and economic crisis – but opposition leader Nelson Chamisa was among those staying away. Mnangagwa said the dialogue launch marked the fulfillment of a pledge made at his inauguration to advance the…

UN Security Council’s African members support Venezuela’s Maduro

UN Security Council’s African members support Venezuela’s Maduro

A sharply divided United Nations Security Council discussed the political crisis in Venezuela during an emergency meeting called by the United States on Saturday, with the council’s African members pressing for a national dialogue and respect for Venezuelan sovereignty rather than the forced removal of President Nicolás Maduro. The contentious…

So far, African leaders are silent as world weighs in on Venezuela

So far, African leaders are silent as world weighs in on Venezuela

African nations have thus far remained silent on Venezuela, as global leaders declare their loyalty to President Nicolas Maduro or offer their recognition of a new government under Juan Guiado, the national assembly leader who declared his own interim presidency on Wednesday. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa extended his congratulations…

ECOWAS keeps eye on Guinea Bissau, Togo political crises

ECOWAS, the Economic Community of West African States, says it supports the decision to hold delayed parliamentary elections in Guinea Bissau but insists that President José Mário Vaz keep his fragile government as-is until the March 10 voting is complete. The country postponed elections in November and December, citing technical…

UNHCR expresses concern over forcible returns to Cameroon

The UN Refugee Agency on Thursday expressed “great concern” over the forced return to Cameroon of 47 people who sought refuge in Nigeria, most of whom had submitted asylum claims. “Their forcible return is in violation of the principle of non-refoulement, which constitutes the cornerstone of international refugee law,” the…

Guinea-Bissau: UN warns of political crisis

“The more that State institutions and the main political actors remain divided, the more the current political situation will become more complex, delaying the implementation of critical reforms,” Miguel Trovoada, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and Head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS) told the United Nations Security…