Lesotho Wire
Lesotho Wire

UNMISS Chief: South Sudan Peace Process Limping Along

JUBA , SOUTH SUDAN – A top U.N. official says South Sudan’s peace process is limping along and faces serious challenges that could lead to a further escalation in violence. David Shearer, the special representative of the U.N. Secretary General …

US Lawmakers: Democratic Institutions Backsliding in Sub-Saharan Africa

U.S. lawmakers convened a hearing Wednesday in Washington on what they said was an erosion of democratic institutions in parts of sub-Saharan Africa and its impact on the region’s economic growth as well as access to health and education resources.…

Lifting of Sanctions Against Mali Hits a Snag 

The lifting of crippling economic sanctions against Mali by a bloc of 15-West African countries will come later than first thought, even after the appointment of Mali’s new transitional civilian prime minister, Moctar Ouane.

ECOWAS imposed sanctions on Mali shortly …

Rights Groups Condemn Cameroon Police Stationed at Opposition Leader’s Home

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON – Human rights groups in Cameroon have condemned the de facto house arrest of opposition leader Maurice Kamto, who has spent a week at his residence surrounded by riot police.  Authorities say Kamto’s Cameroon Renaissance Movement party is …

Rights Groups Question ‘Hotel Rwanda’ Figure’s Prospect for Fair Trial

WASHINGTON – As Paul Rusesabagina, the man depicted as a Rwandan genocide hero in the Oscar-nominated film “Hotel Rwanda” awaits trial in Kigali, rights groups and supporters are questioning the circumstances of his detention and the fairness of the legal …