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West African Leaders Urge Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh To Go

AFRICANGLOBE - West African leaders are to head to Gambia to persuade President Yahya Jammeh to hand over power after his election defeat last month, according to Nigeria's foreign minister. Geoffrey Onyeama said on Monday Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari will visit Banjul, capital of Gambia, on Wednesday along with his Liberian counterpart Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Ghana's former president John Dramani Mahama.

Influencing Ethiopia’s Politics From Washington

AFRICANGLOBE - Members of the large Ethiopian diaspora in the US, who have long used the internet to try to influence politics at home, follow events in Ethiopia very closely. Successive waves of emigration have formed a worldwide Ethiopian diaspora of around two million people. The largest communities are in the US, with estimates varying from 250,000 people to about one million.

After Five Years Of Chaos Libyans Really Miss Gaddafi

AFRICANGLOBE - Five years after an uprising killed Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi, residents in the capital spoke about how they have grown to miss the longtime strongman as the frustrations of daily life mount. "I hate to say it but our life was better under the previous regime," Fayza Al Naas, a 42-year-old pharmacist, told reporters referring to Gaddafi’s more than four decades of rule.

Don’t Call Us Tribes: Neo-Liberal Thinking and the Problem of Politicised...

AFRICANGLOBE - In insisting on referring to Africa's ethnic groups as 'tribes' and publishing the idea that the continent's woes have their origins in the tribalism of its leadership and its peoples, we collaborate in a degrading and demeaning description of Africans
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