"Show me a man's friends, and I'll tell you who he is," said American essayist, lecturer, and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson. And this week, the Jubilee administration has shown us who its friends are.
Angola is Norway’s “biggest and most important economic partner in Africa” says the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Angolan continental shelf is the largest contributor to Statoil’s production outside Norway, and last year the company paid NOK 30 billion in taxes to the Angolan government – more than the sum total of Norwegian development aid. But what happens to all the money? Does it contribute to development and strengthen human rights? Or does it help to keep a corrupt regime in power?
We travelled to Angola to follow the money.The film is directed by Even Stormyhr.
Nairobi (Kenya) - Authorities, faced with mounting security challenges and the prospect of losing power in upcoming polls, are responding with brute force to crush terror threats and dissent in East Africa, a report by Amnesty international says. Read more >
The East African (Kenya), by Trevor Analo / 9.3.2015
Johannesburg (South Africa) - On 21 March 1960, the apartheid police opened fire on a crowd of protestors in Sharpeville, killing 69 people. Read more >
South African Civil Society Information Service (SACSIS), by Jane Duncan* / 9.3.2015
The escalation of violence by 'Islamic State' in Libya over the past month has contributed fresh horror to an already bloody conflict. Read more >
Africa Confidential / 9.3.2015