Amandla Thomas-Johnson

Amandla Thomas-Johnson

Mali

Mahmoud Dicko: The 'people's imam' challenging Mali's Keita

The Muslim leader has emerged as the leader of an opposition movement seeking the Malian president's departure.

Mahmoud Dicko: The 'people's imam' challenging Mali's Keita

Mali

Family of seized Soumaila Cisse says Mali gov't 'moving too slow'

'We don't know when this nightmare will end,' says son of veteran opposition leader kidnapped in late March.

Family of seized Soumaila Cisse says Mali gov't 'moving too slow'

The Gambia

'Three years is enough': Why are Gambians protesting?

Thousands take to the streets of Banjul amid growing tension over the length of President Adama Barrow's term.

'Three years is enough': Why are Gambians protesting?

Indigenous rights

Chile's indigenous groups decry discrimination on Columbus Day

Thousands bring Santiago to standstill on Columbus Day, denouncing discrimination and persecution of indigenous people.

Chile's indigenous groups decry discrimination on Columbus Day

Mali

What's behind Mali massacre and how to stop escalating violence

Ethnic tensions threaten to further destabilise Mali, analysts say, calling for dialogue and accountability for victims.

What's behind Mali massacre and how to stop escalating violence

Latin America

Trinidad mother reunited with sons taken by ISIL father to Syria

Campaigners praise Trinidad and Tobago government, which is expected to allow the two kidnapped boys to return home.

Trinidad mother reunited with sons taken by ISIL father to Syria

Human Rights

Leading Palestinian activist wins payout after terror blacklist

Majed Al-Zeer was removed from World-Check’s 'terrorism' category and paid $13,000 in damages plus legal fees.

Leading Palestinian activist wins payout after terror blacklist

The Gambia

Gambia reconciliation process to look into former leader's abuses

The Gambia's truth and reconciliation commission for Yaya Jammeh-era crimes opened Monday. Will it work?

Gambia reconciliation process to look into former leader's abuses

Senegal

Museum of Black Civilisations aims to 'decolonise knowledge'

A large museum will open in Dakar, 52 years after Senegal's first president presented a post-colonial cultural vision.

Museum of Black Civilisations aims to 'decolonise knowledge'

Senegal

Family of comatose Senegalese ask France for medical treatment

Oumar Watt was allegedly beaten up by a French soldier and is now in a coma.

Family of comatose Senegalese ask France for medical treatment