Category Archives: Technology

Jubilation Among Gbagbo Supporters, but Rights Groups Lament Justice not Served

PARIS In a stunning decision Tuesday, the International Criminal Court acquitted former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo of war crimes charges. The ruling amounts to another major setback for ICC prosecutors in the first case against …

Nigeria’s Top Judge to Face Trial on Asset-declaration Charges

ABUJA, NIGERIA Nigeria’s chief justice will face trial Monday for allegedly breaching asset-declaration rules, the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) said Saturday, a month before a presidential election in Africa’s most populous country.

Chief Justice …

Uganda Not Worried China Will Seize Assets Over Rising Debt

KAMPALA Uganda’s growing debt is sustainable, and the country is not at risk of losing state assets to China, the country’s finance minister, Matia Kasaija, said this week.

Uganda’s auditor-general warned in a report released …

South Africa’s ANC Facing Factionalism Ahead of Vote

JOHANNESBURG South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) celebrated its anniversary this week by counting the party’s successes in the past 25 years. But the ANC is battling with factionalism and corruption allegations against senior …

Europe’s Populist Fever Reaches Spain

ALGECIRAS, SPAIN Germany has Alternative for Germany, France has the National Front, Italy has The League and Spain now has VOX, the latest far-right actor to emerge on Europe’s political scene after an unexpectedly strong …

Young Muslims Celebrate with First Somali-American in Congress

On Thursday, the first Muslim women to serve in Congress, Democrats Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan were sworn into office, as inspired young Muslim Americans and refugees watched closely.

In the …

Congo Election Results May Be Delayed

The United States is demanding the Democratic Republic of Congo release accurate election results and warned of sanctions against anyone who tries to undermine Congo’s democracy.

Those who … threaten the peace, security or stability …