An event held June 5 at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C., aimed to raise awareness and foster discussions around a new book, "Survivors Uncensored: 100+ Testimonies of Resilience and Humanity," co-authored by Rwandan genocide survivors Claude Gatebuke and Delphine Yandemutso.
African Liberation Day marks the founding of the Organization of African Unity in 1963. While the idea of "liberation" has since been removed in letter, and even in spirit, from official commemorations of the day, radical forces have held onto it in their fight against capitalism. Tanupriya Singh reports for Peoples Dispatch.
Heavy rain caused the Nyamukubi and Chishova rivers to overflow, causing mudslides and landslides in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Entire villages have been devastated by the waters and damage assessments are still underway. Akilimali Saleh Chomachoma reports.
African Stream did a round-up of February's news from Africa.
At least eight people were killed by UN forces in the North Kivu province on February 7. The Democratic Republic of Congo is witnessing renewed protests against the UN peacekeeping mission (MONUSCO) and the East African Community (EAC) regional forces. Tanupriya Singh reports for Peoples Dispatch.
African-led anti-imperialist organization Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) has referred to the Biden administration's U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit as a "Meeting of Uncle Tom and Uncle Sam." Meanwhile, a Bill Gates-backed startup bought a $150 million stake in a Zambian copper deposit. TF editor Julie Varughese reports.