Gbagbo to Remain in Detention Pending Prosecution Appeal

The appeals chamber at the International Criminal Court (ICC) has ruled by a majority that former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo will stay in detention as judges consider a prosecution appeal against his acquittal.

Why Gbagbo acquittal is a bigger blow for the ICC than the Bemba decision

By Luke Moffett / January 15, 2019 (Senior Law Lecturer in transitional justice and human rights, Queen’s University Belfast)   Supporters of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo celebrate on the announcement of his acquittal. EPA-EFE/Legnan Koula Just less than three years into their trial former Côte d’Ivoire President Laurent Gbagbo and Charles Blé Goudé, leader of the youth […]

Trump admin looks to counter China, Russia’s growing power in Africa with new strategy

he Trump administration plans to unveil a new strategy for Africa this week focusing on countering China’s growing influence on the continent, as well as Russia’s attempts to gain footholds in resource-rich, unstable countries, two senior U.S. officials told NBC News.

The strategy will call for bolstering U.S. ties with countries deemed potentially vulnerable to overtures from China and Russia, as well as seeking to fend off attempts by North Korea and Iran to make inroads through economic investments or arms sales, said the senior administration officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

At just 21, Iddris Sandu is the tech genius behind Uber, Instagram and Snapchat

When Iddris Sandu was in high school, he developed a mobile software that would later gain the attention of former U.S. president Barack Obama and land him at the White House, where he received the honorary presidential scholar award.
He was only 16 years old. Now 21, the Los Angeles-based young man is the unconventional tech guru who has accomplished many incredible feats, including being responsible for algorithms that have made Uber, Instagram and Snapchat what they are today.

Voltamos a Africa? Black Brazil in the time of Bolsonaro

Even with the contradictory and violent policies of many African contexts, is emigration to the continent from toxic, racist, rightwing Brazil a viable option for Afro-Brazilians?

Should sub-Saharan Africa make its own drugs?

A comprehensive analysis of the business, economic, and public-health impact finds the potential for local production of pharmaceuticals to be a mixed bag.

A Lesson from Dr. Charles T. Walker and the C.T. Walker Traditional Magnet School

C.T. Walker Traditional Magnet School has a long proud history dating back to 1934. Dr. Walker did many things to help bring the black and white people closer together. He was respected by prominent people all over the U.S. Many people came to Augusta just to hear him preach. Some of them were President William Taft and John D. Rockefeller.

Costa Rica elects Latin America’s first black female vice president

By WITW STAFF / 04.03.18 COSTA RICA VICE PRESIDENT-ELECT EPSY CAMPBELL BARR. (FACEBOOK) The people of Costa Rica elected Carlos Alvarado as the country’s new president on Sunday — and his running mate, Epsy Campbell Barr, has made history by becoming the first black female vice president in the Americas. According to Newsweek, Campbell is a highly accomplished […]

Bushiri-led ECG church, Sanco make peace at CRL Commission mediation

The national watchdog on religious practices in South Africa, the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights (CLR), on Thursday said it had begun a mediation process to bring the Shepherd Bushiri-led Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) church and the SA National Civic Organisation (Sanco) to the negotiating table.

France, Sarkozy ‘wasted’ 8 years of President Laurent Gbagbo’s life – President Jerry John Rawlings

Ghana’s former president Jerry John Rawlings has hailed the acquittal of ex- Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo by the International Criminal Court, describing the eight year trial as a waste of Gbagbo’s his life. “A true African patriot is free,” he tweeted few minutes after the international court in The Hague exonerated and ordered the immediate […]