Africa: Politics and Societies South of the Sahara

African Leaders to Have Their French Assets Investigated

Posted in Global Africa by ruben eberlein on May 8, 2009

A French judge has agreed to investigate three African heads of state for corruption. Anti-corruption activist call the decision to try sitting Presidents Omar Bongo Ondimba of Gabon, Denis Sassou Nguesso of Congo and Teodoro Obiang Nguema of Equatorial Guinea ‘historic’. Hear a report by Radio France International.


15 Years after the Rwandan Genocide: Hutu Power and its Friends

Posted in African Politics, Global Africa, Rwanda by ruben eberlein on April 2, 2009

On Monday, 6 April 2009, 15 years have passed after the launch of the genocide in Rwanda. Commemorations will take place in the Central African country, but also in Berlin and in other cities around the world. Five years ago, I wrote this article about the international dimensions of the mass murders in Rwanda. (more…)