Commonwealth’s Fissures Exposed at Week of Meetings

KIGALI, Rwanda – As the leaders of the Commonwealth wrap up a week of closed-door meetings, panel discussions and formal dinners on Saturday in Rwanda, this “family of nations” is still at a crossroads, with questions remaining about its usefulness and whether. It can reinvent itself for the 21st century. The Commonwealth, which comprises five … Read more

South Africa’s Corruption Inquiry Leaves Few of the Nation’s Powerful Unscathed

JOHANNESBURG – The final findings of a three-year inquiry into deep-rooted corruption in South Africa were released Wednesday, part of a roughly 5,000-page report that heavily implicated the former president, Jacob Zuma, but also found fault with the current president. Cyril Ramaphosa handled allegations of misconduct. South Africa’s chief justice, Raymond Zondo, who led the … Read more

Over 200 Feared Dead in Ethiopia Massacre

KIGALI, Rwanda – An Ethiopian rebel group massacred more than 200 members of the Amhara ethnic group on Sunday, according to officials and news reports, the latest atrocity amid a civil war that threatens to tear apart Africa’s second-most-populous nation. The Associated Press reported that at least 230 people were killed when members of the … Read more

Congo Closes Its Rwanda Border After Soldier Is Killed

NAIROBI, Kenya – The Democratic Republic of Congo shut down its border on Rwanda Friday afternoon after one of its soldiers was killed after two police officers were reportedly inside Rwandan territory – bringing back a head monthslong tensions that have Raises the specter of war in Africa’s Great Lakes region. The border closure came … Read more