Hackers leak stolen Kenyan Foreign Ministry Documents

Reuters | BY GEORGE OBULUTSA NAIROBI -Online activists who claim ties to Anonymous said on Thursday they had begun to leak documents from Kenya’s foreign ministry as part of a campaign to expose government and corporate corruption across Africa. HackRead, a cyber security news site, reported that a hacker affiliated with “Operation Africa” had told it: “In (a)…

Why is Africa so poor while Europe and North America are so wealthy?

Washington Post A few years ago, two economics professors, Quamrul Ashraf and Oded Galor, published a paper, “The Out of Africa Hypothesis, Human Genetic Diversity, and Comparative Economic Development,” that drew inferences about poverty and genetics based on a statistical pattern. The world’s most genetically diverse countries (using their measure of what counts as genetically…

Why Are Oromo Refugees Getting Sent Back to Ethiopia?

BY CAITLIN CHANDLER AND EBBA ABBAMURTI | Okayafrica Tariku Debela, in jeans, walks carefully through the streets of Eastleigh, Nairobi. Photo by Ebba Abbamurti. On a warm evening last month, Tariku Debela was walking home from dinner in the immigrant enclave of Eastleigh, Nairobi, when he was jumped by four men who took his phone and more than $200…

Are The UAE Building A Military Base At Assab Port?

Jane’s Defense Weekly The United Arab Emirates (UAE) appears to be constructing a new port next to Assab International Airport in Eritrea, which could become its first permanent military base in a foreign country. Satellite imagery shows rapid progress has been made since work began sometime after September 2015. A square of coastline measuring about…

The Tana Security Forum: In need of a reboot

African Arguments One of the few spaces in which an African security agenda could be debated frankly has been damaged, but it can be brought back to life. At the 5th edition of the Tana Forum. Credit: Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa. Africa needs a high level forum where its leaders can meet…

Are The Saudi’s Taking Over The Red Sea?

© AFP/File / by Mona Salem | Although generations of Egyptians have grown up believing the islands belonged to Egypt, Cairo insists they have always been Saudi territory, which was leased to it in 1950 following a request by Riyadh By Mona Salem CAIRO (AFP) – Egypt’s surprise move to give two Red Sea islands to Saudi…

The Panama Papers and African Dictators?

DW While no African official has yet resigned as a result of the Panama Papers, African journalists involved in the investigation say they have given Africans a wake up call and could even lead to government action. The twin sister of DRC’s leader Joseph Kabila twin sister, the nephew of South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma…