Violence is endemic in eastern Congo: what drives it

UN soldiers patrol the road where Italy’s ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo was killed.  On February 23, the Italian ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Luca Attanasio, his bodyguard Vittorio Iacovacci and their driver Mustapha Milambo were killed in eastern Congo. They were part of a convoy that trave...

By  Peer Schouten about 1 hour ago

What African countries can expect from Biden: and what they should ask for

US president Joe Biden makes a foreign policy speech at the State Department in Washington, DC, on 4 February. President Joe Biden delivered his first public statement on US foreign policy last week. Africa was not mentioned. Does this suggest the continent will be absent from the new administration’s considerations

By John J Stremlau 19 days ago

President Mnangagwa claimed Zimbabwe was open for business. What’s gone wrong

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa meets his Chinese counterpart President Xi Jinping in Beijing, in 2018. November 2017 Zimbabwe’s military replaced Robert Mugabe as head of state with his long-time confidante Emmerson Mnangagwa. He declared Zimbabwe “open for business”, linking foreign relations with economic policy

By  Henning Melber about 1 month ago

African Union secures 270 million COVID-19 vaccine doses from manufacturers.

The African Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (AVATT) has secured a provisional 270 million vaccine doses for African countries, with at least 50 million being available for the crucial period of April to June 2021. The vaccines will be supplied by Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson. All 270 million vaccine doses will be made avai...

By Phumzile Mavimbela about 2 months ago

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