14 May 2021

Mozambique: According to Amnesty International, white people and even two dogs got preferential treatment during rescue operations from a hotel in Palma in Cabo Delgado in March, getting airlifted to safety.
BBC Africa Live 14 May 2021. 5:17

Kenya: Kenya’s High Court has declared President Kenyatta's attempt to amend the constitution (the Building Bridges Initiative) illegal and has “ruled that the president had failed the leadership and integrity test. The judges said that by initiating the constitutional changes, President Kenyatta had usurped the powers of ordinary citizens.” This could be used for impeaching President Kenyatta, but it is highly unlikely that Parliament will want to do that.
BBC Africa Live 14 May 2021. 4:40

West Africa: According to the article’s author, who has analysed the Yaoundé Conventions (1963-75), the EU’s trade partnership with West African countries have hindered diversification and industrial development and have at the same time meant that the West African signatories of such partnerships have remained in neo-colonial dependency.

Zimbabwe: You have freedom of expression but not freedom after expression. Yet female comedians resist patriarchal power relations through stand-up. While women are silenced in daily life, they feel empowered to say things on stage that they normally wouldn’t: “the power relations during a set favour the comedian. They have more power to choose what will be talked about and what the interaction will look like. Do they ask the audience questions? Do they respond to hecklers; if so, how? Above all, through the use of the microphone, they are able to overpower any one single audience member’s voice without shouting.”

13 May 2021

Congo-Kinshasa: According to a report by the Thomson Reuters Foundation and The New Humanitarian news agency, more than 20 women have been sexually abused by humanitarian workers during last year’s Ebola outbreak.
BBC Africa Live 13 May 2021. 4:38

Congo-Kinshasa: In South Kivu, fighting on Wednesday and Thursday between a local militia called Biloze Bishambuke and combatants from the Tutsi Congolese community known as the Banyamulenge has forced thousands to flee their homes.
BBC Africa Live 13 May 2021. 16:51