Africa, Cameroon, Niger, Nigeria, Life
Africa, Asia-Pacific, China, Business, Life
The Boko Haram insurgency came to global attention in 2014 when over 200 school girls were reported to be kidnapped by the terrorists. The girls who were in school preparing for a test were attacked at midnight by armed militia who then forced them on to trucks and ferried them away into their forest hideouts. A great public outcry followed with many pointing fingers at the government’s incompetence in providing security.
Africa, Kenya, Politics
Let’s talk about elephant poaching in Africa. First of all, there is not a single African country where you won’t find a footprint of China. Over the last two decades, China has been expanding its territory to Africa in small but sure steps. In the past, Africa would have easily pass as a United States or European Union playground. For instance, the USA has had several army bases in Africa which ‘collaborate’ with local armies to fight terrorists or restore order in times of war. One of the largest is Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti which oversees the Horn of Africa. Likewise, the EU has been a major trade partner.
Kenya is considered to be one of the most mature democracies in Africa. However, like many other African countries, the political scene is never short of drama. Politically instigated violence has been witnessed all around. As a result, thousands of people have lost their lives and property worth millions of dollars was destroyed. Most of the violence is ethnically based.
Africa, Somaliland, Somalia, Human Rights, Politics
Africa is the world’s richest continent. Crammed full of diamonds, manganese, copper and other precious metals, the potential of the ‘dark continent’ is enormous, yet so little has been achieved in terms of development.
Africa, Angola, Politics
Imagine that you are in a nice, grassy park, sitting on a bench, looking out at a river. There’s bustling shipping economy, and within a few miles, you can see a stadium that holds the largest horse race in the U.S.
Africa, CAR, Human Rights, Politics
We have some affection for Angola’s election because the voters are steppin’ to a flag with a weapon.
Africa, South Africa, Politics
On March 24th, 2013, a group of Seleka rebels finished a nearly four-month long assault on Bangui, the capital city of the Central African Republic. The attack started after several rebel groups claimed that the CAR government wasn’t abiding by peace treaties signed in 2008 after the Central African Republic Bush War.
Africa, South Africa, Human Rights, Politics, World
The Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB) used to be a feared force in South Africa, espousing a bizarre rhetoric of white supremacy in a desperate attempt to preserve the apartheid state during the early 1990s. Having failed in their attempt to capitalise on the breakdown of minority rule, they faded into the political shadows, yet somehow the AWB is still intact. Therefore CrowdH asks; who are the AWB, and what ever happened to this paramilitary group?
Africa, Business, Life
Many of us have heard about the dichotomy between terrorist and freedom fighter; and it is often the subject of intense debate.
If you thought McDonald’s and Coca-Cola would dominate, you thought wrong…