Sleeping giant has a role to play

By Alana Baranov, March 17, 2013

Living at the tip of the African continent, it is easy to feel disconnected from the pulse of global affairs. But, while I may not have grown up in one of the world's financial or political capitals, as the 21st century progresses, it is clear that Africa matters. And as the "sleeping giant" awakens, her geopolitical importance will shape world events.


Orthodox wedding with a Ugandan Putti twist

By Ros Eisen , February 22, 2013

Trudging through a bog with temperatures in the high 30s, dozens of Orthodox Puttis made their way towards the new mikveh. Onlookers from neighbouring Ugandan villages could hardly believe their eyes.


Israel uproar over ‘forced’ birth control

By Ben Hartman, January 31, 2013

Certain sections of the Israeli media have renewed accusations that doctors have been allowed to give contraceptive drugs to Ethiopian women without their consent after the head of the Health Ministry, Ron Gamzu, appeared to supply evidence that such a practice could be in place.


Algeria is jihadists’ biggest prize

By John R Bradley, January 24, 2013

It is not often that the head of a Western government and a leading al-Qaeda operative see eye-to-eye on developments in the Middle East. But that is what happened after last week’s unprecedented take-over of In Amenas, a gas facility in Algeria.


Mali to Zanzibar: why terror is eating Africa

By John R Bradley, January 17, 2013

The decision by Britain and France to launch strikes in northern Mali, where al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and its myriad affiliates have taken control, has brought to the world’s attention how the poisonous tentacles of the Arab Spring have reached a great swathe of Africa.


Israel rescue team sent to Ghana in wake of building collapse

By Zoe Winograd, November 8, 2012

Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak has sent a search-and-rescue team to Ghana after a shopping centre collapsed in Accra on Wednesday.

The team of doctors, engineers and communication experts left Israel Wednesday evening, only hours after the multi-story building collapsed, trapping many people inside.


Mystery of Israeli Sudan attack solved?

By Anshel Pfeffer, November 2, 2012

The most credible information coming out of Sudan over the past week came from an NGO set up by Hollywood megastar George Clooney.


ANC backs Israel boycott

By Hadas Haimov, October 29, 2012

An African National Congress (ANC) International Solidarity Conference has backed the international boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel.

The support for BDS follows an international statement presented by Dutch former anti-apartheid activist Adri Nieuwhof signed by 35 organisations from 19 countries.


Sudan blames Israel for arms factory explosion

By Sahar Zivan, October 25, 2012

The Sudanese government has blamed Israel for explosions at an arms factory in Khartoum in which two people were killed. Sudanese Information Minister Ahmed Bilal Osman made the accusation to reporters in Khartoum and said: “We reserve the right to react at a place and time we choose.”


Eritrean refugee protest outside Israeli embassy

By Marcus Dysch, September 6, 2012

The ongoing controversy over Israel’s treatment of African immigrants came to the streets of London as more than 100 Eritrean refugees protested outside the Israeli embassy.