Young men and women from Matabeleland in southern Zimbabwe are shunning recruitment in the army, largely because of bitterness over past military atrocities. The so-called Gukurahundi in the early 1980s claimed
Senior defence officials say that Cameroon has been infiltrated by Nigeria’s Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and there are fears that this central African nation, known for its stability, is drifting into chaos.
Micro farming in urban areas in South Africa is on the rise. The high food prices are forcing people to grow their own food to be able to support themselves and their families.
By Melissa Britz, as published by our partner AllAfrica
The latest terrorist attack in Kenya, on 23 April, left four people dead. The bombing is seen as retaliation against the ongoing countrywide crackdown on illegal immigrants and refugees suspected of being affiliated with al-Shabaab.
Despite horrific abuses perpetrated against women and children, the atrocities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) rarely make international headlines.
By Carolyn Miles, as published by our partner AllAfrica