Stop for a minute and think of the saying attributed to the Greek Philosopher Heraclitus: “The only thing that is constant is change.” Then take a cursory look at the changes that have taken place in the last thirty five … Continued
The decision of Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza to run for a third term in 2015 triggered a political crisis and widespread violence in that country, with hundreds of thousands of Burundian refugees fleeing to neighboring Tanzania. Three years later, the … Continued
President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda has recently imposed a new tax on his citizens requiring a 200 Ugandan Shilling payment per day of use of over 50 social media sites including Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp among many other major … Continued
Currently South Sudan’s political crisis has no end in sight. However, there is certainly no shortage of empty statements of political good will from those responsible for the ongoing crisis, who from time and time again have held dialogues and … Continued
Read Part I (Sahel region), Part II (West Africa), and Part III (North Africa) of the series. EAST AFRICA General Waldhauser began by addressing Somalia and the country’s ongoing conflict, including al-Shabaab’s ongoing violent extremism and the emergence of ISIS-Somalia in … Continued
Since being appointed as Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister in April, Dr. Abiy Ahmed has expedited massive reform to enhance the economy which sparked a new hope for the future of Ethiopia. Before his tenure, Ethiopia faced three years of violent protests, human rights violations such as torture, politically motivated imprisonment and widespread corruption. The changes that Dr. Ahmed has already made to settle these issues include obtaining freedom for Ethiopian prisoners at home and abroad, lifting the state of emergency, and admitting that the regime used torture against political opponents in the past and has taken steps to make peace with Eritrea according to Abdullahi Boru Halakhe, a reporter from Al Jazeera.
Recently the United States has had a fiery debate over immigration issues, generally centered around the southern border shared with Mexico. However, this is not the only area of the world that ICE is cracking down on refugees and immigrants. Plenty of people from Africa are being turned around, or even deported after many years spent in the United States in legal residency.