Vava Tampa, a native of Congo, is a community organiser and founder of the rights group Save the Congo!
Without an apology or reparations for the colonisation and enslavement of the Congolese people, Belgium’s decision seems to be for appearances rather than a genuine reckoning with its bloody legacy.
Mismanagement meant there was no alert system in place, in fact, the volcano had not even been monitored in the months leading up to the eruption.
The reason cited for the closing of the Dadaab refugee complex is security, but it could also be a bargaining chip in an international maritime dispute.
The killing of Idriss Deby reveals a tangled geopolitical web that is likely to deepen internal divisions in Chad.
If the state doesn't want the insurgency to turn into a prolonged game of whac-a-mole, it will need to address Cabo Delgado's socio-economic shortcomings.
The killing of Italian ambassador Luca Attanasio is a horrible tragedy, but UN peacekeepers should stay the course at a time when the Congolese people are grappling with a dire humanitarian situation.
The Ugandan youth leader Bobi Wine declared victory shortly after early results showed a lead for the man who has been leading Uganda since 1986.
The UN Mapping Report on mass killings, rapes and displacement in the Democratic Republic of Congo was a milestone in documenting crimes against humanity.
White people will need to do more than just be 'allies'. They need to become actively anti-racist.
Progress in these 17 nations might have doubled or even tripled were it not for Western interference and corrupt partners on the ground.
The Democratic Republic of Congo rid itself of European colonisers, but their legacy and misrule still haunts the country.
Ebola was on the brink of being declared over, but new cases have propped up alongside the emergence of the coronavirus.
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