Benin recorded its lowest voter turnout rate ever – just 27.12% – during its controversial April 28, legislative elections from which the opposition was excluded.
In an “unspeakable attack” last weekend 157 Fulani villagers in Mali were massacred by armed men from the Dogon community. Violence has also spilled across the border into Burkina Faso and Niger.
The author has been in the room during the big peace talks in the Horn of Africa, interviewing and befriending the region’s Big Men. The result is indigestible but brilliant.
Violence affects all South Africans, with the greatest impact on black and poor people. Young black men have the highest chance of being murdered. Violence against children and women is at the root of this problem.
Africa is a continent about which many wildly different stories have been told. It has not always been provided the chance to tell its own stories.