KINSHASA – Police in the capital of Democratic Republic of Congo fired teargas on Wednesday to disperse stone-throwing students whose protest against a feared increase in school fees is the latest sign of unrest ahead of a tense election season.
Witnesses said the protest outside the Superior Institute for Architecture and Urbanism was the second by students in Kinshasa this week. It comes ahead of an election set for November 2016, when President Joseph Kabila is due to step down. Continue reading DRC police fire teargas at protesting students→
BALTIMORE (CNS) — The head of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Migration said he was disturbed by calls from federal and state officials for an end to the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the United States.
DW spoke to Garba Kare, a lecturer of political science at the University of Abuja, to hear what he makes of the new cabinet.
DW: Were there any surprises in the composition of the new cabinet?
Garba Kare: There are a number of surprises, maybe pleasant surprises. When the cabinet list was announced, it did not conform entirely to what had earlier been predicted. Pundits had attempted to guess that particular persons were going to be posted to particular ministries; I think they largely failed. It was only two or three ministries that the pundits predicted correctly like agriculture, information and finance. That is not to say that personalities posted to those ministries can’t handle the portfolios. Continue reading Analysis: ‘Nigeria’s new cabinet a blend of experience’→