Africa Brief

Women mourn the victims of a massacre allegedly perpetrated by Eritrean soldiers in the village of Dengolat, in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, on Feb. 26.

Did Eritrea Commit War Crimes in Ethiopia?

The Ethiopian government is facing mounting allegations that foreign soldiers and Amhara regional forces committed atrocities during the war in Tigray.

Former South African President Jacob Zuma leaves a meeting of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry Into Allegations of State Capture in Johannesburg on Nov. 16, 2020.

Is Jacob Zuma Headed for Jail?

South Africa’s former president failed to show up at a corruption inquiry. The country’s Constitutional Court is now deciding whether he should be arrested.

Tanzanian President John Magufuli speaks in Dodoma, Tanzania, on Aug. 29, 2020.

Africa’s COVID-19 Denialist-in-Chief

John Magufuli’s coronavirus denialism and refusal of vaccines have put millions of Tanzanians at risk.

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, also known as Farmajo, delivers a speech in Nairobi on Nov. 26, 2018.

Will Somalia’s Missed Election Lead to Chaos?

The vote scheduled for early February was canceled, leading to uncertainty and a power vacuum in Mogadishu.

A protester gestures as he holds a placard at a live concert at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos, on October 15, 2020, during a demonstration to protest against police brutality and scrapping of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

Nigerian Security Forces Shot Protesters. Will They Ever Face Justice?

New evidence emerged at a judicial panel, but the culture of impunity continues.

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