Ashesi University in Ghana: an example of African higher education renaissance

Tanzania’s Kikwete says Burundi should heed president term limit; risks regional tensions

Tanzanian President Jakawa Kikwete whose forces are part of the international brigade of intervention whose objective is to target armed forces operating in Eastern Congo.

Tanzanian President Jakawa Kikwete whose forces are part of the international brigade of intervention working alongside MONUSCO in Eastern Congo.

President Pierre Nkurunziza is expected to seek a third mandate, and the comment will have reverberated within the region.

TANZANIAN leader Jakaya Kikwete called on Burundi to abide by a peace agreement that limits presidents to two terms in office, amid speculation President Pierre Nkurunziza may seek a third mandate. Continue reading

Who Is Afraid Of The Rwanda Regime?

By David Himbara

The building which housed the Rwandan High Commission in London belongs to president Paul Kagame. The Rwandan government rents it from him. This is one of the cases of good governance that Rwanda should be praised for: centralisation of assets and revenues in one place.

The building which houses the Rwandan High Commission in London belongs to president Paul Kagame. The Rwandan government rents it from him. This is one of the case studies of good governance that Rwanda should be praised for: centralisation of assets and revenues in one place. Contrary to what some would think, this is not a case of corruption. This is how Rwanda Inc. operates.

Here we are in London, UK on March 19, 2015. We are at the Rwandan High Commission in London. Four of us – my friends Epimaque, Ali, Rene, and I. Ali is not in the photograph because he was the one taking the pictures.

Our visit to the Rwandan High Commission is our way of remembering Emmanuel Gasakure, Assinapol Rwigara, and all those Rwandans that are mysteriously disappearing. (The two named personalities are Kagame’s former private doctor and important Rwandan businessman respectively – they were both assassinated in recent weeks on the orders of the RPF’s regime – editor’s note). Continue reading

International Women’s Day – A thought for Kivu’s mothers and daughters

By Jane Nishimwe

Congolese women protesting against Rwandan support to M23 - September 2012

Congolese women protesting against Rwandan support to M23 – September 2012

Across the world, the 8th of March marks a global celebration in honour of womanhood as International Women’s Day. However, globally, women are still treated differently according to the culture and customs of their environments. For women in eastern DRC, starting from 1996, womanhood has too often seemed like a curse rather than a blessing as rape has become a virulent weapon of war. Continue reading

Stop Foreign Intervention In Africa (STOPFIIA) conference at SOAS on 26/02/15

Participants to the conference. Picture courtesy/ Abiola Balikis Salawe Bankole

Participants to the conference. Picture courtesy/ Abiola Balikis Salawe Bankole

STOPFIIA organising group arranged a conference that was held at the School of Oriental and African Studies on Thursday 26/02/2015 in LONDON.

Organizers see foreign intervention in Africa as all the actions taken by foreign powers in Africa which are harmful to Africa and Africans and which are intended to secure the interests of those foreign powers.

This does not only take a military form. It is also economic and as result, African countries have been suffering from foreign control of their key economic resources and Western economic prescriptions. Continue reading