The Case of Burkina Faso: a Stimulus for Sleeping African Revolutions?

It all started last October 21 when the government of Burkina Faso, with a bill, attempted to transform Article 37 of the Constitution. The objective? To increase the number of presidential terms from two to three, so that the head of state in charge, Blaise Compaoré could recur in November of 2015. The Blaise Compaoré curriculum… Read More The Case of Burkina Faso: a Stimulus for Sleeping African Revolutions?

#BringBackOurGirls: The Hashtag that is Mobilizing the World

“They will be treated like slaves” announced the Boko Haram militants after the abduction of the Nigerian girls that are creating an international movement, ‘And as slaves, they will be sold to the market in the name of Allah.” At this point they could be in Chad, Cameroon, or the other side of the world.… Read More #BringBackOurGirls: The Hashtag that is Mobilizing the World

Ebola Virus Is Spreading in Africa and Frightening Southern Europe

After two weeks from the burst of the epidemic, the Ebola virus has hit Guinea’s population severely, with already 151 cases registered since 7th April, including 95 deaths. 67 of them have been confirmed and 20 cases took place in Guinea’s capital, Conakry. In Liberia there have been 23 suspected cases; seven died and five were… Read More Ebola Virus Is Spreading in Africa and Frightening Southern Europe

US Pledges Further Support to Stop Joseph Kony

President Obama has authorised the deployment of further US military forces to Uganda to help track notorious rebel warlord, Joseph Kony. Under the War Powers Act, the President informed Congress of the decision on Sunday night as the deployments began. At least four CV-22 Osprey aircraft are scheduled to arrive in the country by the… Read More US Pledges Further Support to Stop Joseph Kony

Uganda Goes On with Harsh Anti-Gay Law despite International Political and Religious Claims

On 24 February 2014 the Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed the anti-gay bill that had already seen the approval by the Parliament in December 2013. The new law allows life imprisonment as the penalty for acts of “aggravated homosexuality” and also criminalizes the “promotion” of homosexuality”, where activists encourage others to come out. The law has been… Read More Uganda Goes On with Harsh Anti-Gay Law despite International Political and Religious Claims