Put Democratic Ethics on the Agenda for the African Leaders’ Summit

(Freedom House) As next month’s U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit in Washington approaches and the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) rapidly ramps up to scale, the Obama administration’s focus on the importance of leadership in Africa is evident. Its main message is that trade, investment in Africa, and entrepreneurship are vital. While…


Ethiopia: Conviction of government opponents a ‘dark day’ for freedom of expression

Capture_20120619AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE 27 June 2012 More Ethiopian government opponents have been convicted on trumped up terrorism and treason charges in what Amnesty International called “a dark day” for freedom of expression. Iconic dissident journalist Eskinder Nega and leading members of the political opposition, Andualem Arage and Nathnael Mekonnen,…


UGANDA: Kampala urged to end “gunpoint” deportations

KAMPALA, 15 July 2010 (IRIN) – Uganda has begun “forcibly” deporting hundreds of Rwandans from two southwestern refugee camps, at gunpoint according to one witness, prompting the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to call for a suspension of the operation. Both countries have long tried to rid Uganda of Rwandan refugees…

Bomb Blast In Uganda Killed 74

By MAX DELANY The Associated Press; KAMPALA, Uganda — East Africa saw the emergence of a new international terrorist group Monday, as Somalia’s most dangerous al-Qaida-linked militia claimed responsibility for the twin bombings in Uganda that killed 74 people during the World Cup. Lifeless bodies lie on the ground after a…

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