Mucahid Durmaz is a producer at TRT WORLD
The Rwandan genocide was not the tale of two supposedly savage tribes in an African country. Instead, European colonialism helped plant the seeds of future tragedy.
A handful of Muslims took a stand during the hundred days of slaughter. Their stance inspired thousands of Rwandans to become Muslim in what was once called Africa’s most Catholic country.
The disciplinarian former military ruler has been elected as president for the second time, but Buhari’s task is harder than it was before.
The African Union cannot afford to ignore the undermining of democracy and human rights abuses on the continent any longer.
The attack on a hotel complex in Kenyan capital Nairobi is not an isolated event but rather the latest episode in the continuation of the war between Kenya and Al Shabab.
Autocratic leaders in Africa are increasingly relying on internet blackouts to silence young people who use social media to mobilise against post-colonial political structures across the continent.
"I'm going to try my best to perpetuate his [Etienne Tshisekedi] dream, his dream of a country of rule of law, of a better Congo, where our sons and daughters can flourish”
The Nigerian military is struggling to combat intensified Boko Haram attacks in the northeast of the country. Factions of the insurgent group are implementing a new strategy to breathe fresh air into their insurgency.
Several European countries justify the deportation of Afghan refugees by saying Afghanistan is now a safe country, but the ongoing violence in the country suggests the European narrative of peace contradicts the reality on the ground.
The European Union is setting up development projects across Africa to stem African migration to Europe. Ironically, neo-colonialism might be the force driving African migration to Europe in the first place.
“This is a war. But we don’t know who is attacking; we don’t know why we’re fighting.”
Violating the European Union’s arms embargo, large consignments of weapons from Europe have been smuggled to South Sudan’s five-year-long civil war that killed nearly 400,000 people.
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