Southern Sudan as marked in red
Southern Sudan became officially independent from its Northern sister on 9 July 2011, this after a long and devastating war between the two sides which took millions of lives and displaced many others. Even after that independence, peace has not completely been recovered as issues of borders and sharing oil revenues are not yet fully settled. Continue reading
On May 9th, 2011 a group of pan-Africanists [Africans who are concerned primarily with African issues and interests rather than with individual African countries] agreed to create a Facebook forum for sharing information and discussing topical questions. Continue reading
Posted in Africa, Ghana, Libya, South Sudan, Sudan
Tagged Accra, Africa, France, Libya, NATO, Nkrumah, Pan Africanists, Sudan, TNC, Ubuntu, US
By Voice of Africa Radio [Bro. Omowale and Sis. Kai]
When US based non-profit organisation Invisible Children released their 30 minute documentary KONY 2012 online on March 5 2012, it almost instantaneously went viral breaking all records. Within four days over 20 million people had viewed it. Now that figure is over 100 million. The premise of the film, told through the eyes of former child soldier Jacob, is that Joseph Kony, leader of the Uganda based Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) is “’the World’s worst war criminal’ on par with Hitler and Osama Bin Laden, is responsible for unspeakable atrocities and the disappearance of 30,000 children in his campaign against the government of President Yoweri Museveni. The poster for the film features the peace dove superimposed on the entwined logos of the USA Democratic and Republican parties with the slogan “one thing we can all agree on.” KONY 2012 ultimately calls for military intervention to pursue Kony and bring him before the International Criminal Court (ICC) by December 2012, when the campaign ends. and gets the sanction of President Obama in the form of a letter officially authorizing 100 combat-ready military ‘advisors’ to help track down Kony and the LRA. Continue reading
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Going after Joseph Kony militarily is an objective that the American charity Invisible Children has being pursuing for a number of years.
That could be understandable if the root cause of the Ugandan rebel issue – Museveni dictatorship, was also being addressed. Continue reading
Posted in Africa, Sudan, Uganda
Tagged Africa, IDA, Invisible Children, Kony 2012, Museveni, Soth Sudan, Sudan, Susan, Uganda, US
Libya, Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, and Somalia, these are African countries’ cases where in recent years, if the black continent could’ve been able to veto some of the UN resolutions, things would’ve turned differently.
The following text, which in a way points particularly on the weight of Africa in international politics, was extracted from the recently published book ‘African Awakening – The Emerging Revolutions.’ Jean Paul Pougala is the author of the article [The lies behind the West’s war on Libya] from which the extract is.
What lessons for Africa Continue reading
Posted in Africa, Algeria, Egypt, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Libya, Nigeria, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tunisia
Tagged Africa, African Monetary Fund, China, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Jean-Paul Pougala, Libya, Nouakchott, Ouattara, Paris, Security Council, Sudan, Tunisia, UN, Zuma