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Opinion: Déjà vu after Kenya elections

History now seems to be repeating itself and there is a real sense of déjà vu. In both previous elections, Odinga refused to accept the results. He went to court - and lost. Fearing outbreaks of violence, many Kenyans have already left the…

EU mission warns of potential electoral violence in Kenya

Monitors from the European Union Election Observation Mission have warned of possible violence during Kenya's August 8 polls. Chief Observer Marietje Schaake noted that concerns had been raised by some Kenyans about possible chaos. “It is…

Banro gold mine in east Congo shuttered by violence

Fighting between the Congolese army and a local militia in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has forced Banro Corp's Namoya gold mine to suspend all operations and temporarily evacuate its staff, the company said on Monday. Twenty-three…

Thousands flee violence in Congo Republic

More than 80,000 people have fled their homes in Pool province surrounding Congo Republic's capital since the government began a military operation there last year, a joint U.N. and government statement said. The campaign, involving…

Opinion on Ghana: Economies of Violence

Captain Maxwell Adams Mahama. Lynched. Face charred to a crisp. Body battered and blackened. Viral visual of his corpse traumatized and horrified a nation. He was a handsome man, in uniform, young, full of promise. A military man. A 24-…

Over 3,000 Sexual Violence Complaints Received in 2016 in DRC

In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), complaints against the presumed perpetrators of sexual violence are on the increase. Over 3000 complaints were received by civilian and military jurisdictions in 2016, versus 2414 complaints in…