afrol News - One month after the rebel movement Séléka took over power in the Central African Republic, unrest is spreading in the country. The new leader lacks control of his forces, which continue looting and abusing civilians.
afrol News - African Union (AU) chief and Equatorial Guinea dictator Teodoro Obiang Nguema twice has called Colonel Ghaddafi to secure AU support. But other African countries rather support Libya's rebels.
afrol News - The opposition of Equatorial Guinea today denounced President Teodoro Obiang Ngeuma, who is also the current African Union (AU) President, for keeping quiet on the North African revolutions.
afrol News - Teodorín Obiang, the notorious son of Equatorial Guinea's long-ruling dictator, has commissioned plans to build a super-yacht worth US$ 380 million - almost three times the country's annual social spending.
afrol News - Opposition groups, trade unions and Diaspora groups are preparing "Egypt-like" protests in Cameroon tomorrow, 23 February, to call for President Paul Biya to step down. The US Embassy warns of possible trouble.
afrol News - No talk of a Tunisia or Egypt-style revolutions in Equatorial Guinea. These were the orders given to media in the country, which all are controlled by the state or the family of President Teodoro Obiang Ngeuma.
afrol News - Central African President François Bozizé officially has been re-elected with 66 percent of the vote. But the opposition candidates are now joining forces to file a complaint over election fraud.
afrol News - "Ecotourism" is the magic word in Gabon, an immensely beautiful tropical rainforest country with Africa's highest density of national parks. But tourists have not started coming in great numbers to the Gabonese coast yet as infrastructure is still sparse. In itself a good reason to go...
afrol News - A very special "secret" African travel destination is the still undiscovered pearl São Tomé, with excellent beaches, lush volcanic rainforest and farms, warm Portuguese architecture, Creole culture and African hospitality.
afrol News - We start this summer's series of "secret" African travel destinations and insiders' tips in Rhumsiki in northern Cameroon. Here, rich and authentic African culture is placed in a spectacular mountain landscape.
afrol News - Historically classified "unhealthy wastelands" or "useless swamps" by development-eager authorities and businesses, the mangrove forests actually are one of the most fascinating resources in tropical Africa. The trees manage to live on the edge between flooding rivers, tidal waves intruding with salt water and the drylands, where they create new land and environs rich in fish, birds, wood and other resources. Finally, their value is being discovered.