Month: May 2019

France’s Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Tuesday warned West African states against relying on French military presence to tackle Islamist militancy in the region. The Sahel region is suffering from a spike of violence from militant groups linked to al Qaeda and Islamic State, highlighting the difficulty international partners face in restoring regional stability. […]

A leading Sudanese army general has criticised the two-day strike called by protest leaders. General Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo, better known as Hemedti, said the strike “should not harm the people”. “I don’t want to speak on the strike, but they should not harm the people, cut the electricity, there are hospitals, surgeries, people giving birth, […]

Today marks the final day of a two-day national strike called by protest leaders in Sudan. They are pushing for a handover of power from the military junta that has been in charge since April 11, 2019. The junta ousted Omar al-Bashir and have since been under pressure from protesters and the international community to […]

How much will Etienne Tshisekedi’s funeral cost? The issue is being debated in the Democratic Republic of Congo as the remains of the historical opponent and father of the current Congolese president is expected in Kinshasa on Thursday. It’s been more than 2 years after his death in Belgium. To honor the memory of Tshisekedi’s […]

Eritrea says the May 29 lifting of security related blacklisting by the United States government was welcome despite being an erroneous move in the first place. The BBC quoted Information Minister Yemane Gebremeskel as saying the “categorisation was erroneous” in the first place, before adding that Asmara viewed today’s move as a case of being “better late than never.” […]

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria takes his oath of office for a second and final term in charge of Africa’s most populous nation. Today’s event is on the back of his re-election in polls held on February 23. The event is slated for the Eagles Square in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Buhari was announced […]

The adverts promise it will have women falling at your feet with one spray. But it seems that Lynx deodorant might have another hidden power. A boy of 13 suddenly woke up from a nine-day coma after getting a whiff of his favourite daily scent. Kacper Krauze was pulled out of the River Eden in […]

Malawi’s electoral commission (MEC) chief, Dr. Jane Ansah has called upon stakeholders including political parties to refrain from announcing premature results, days after a High Court ordered that further announcement of results be halted. Citizens went to the polls on Tuesday, May 21, casting their votes to elect a president, members of parliament and local […]

A two-day general strike in Sudan started in the wee hours of Tuesday morning with public services largely grounded across the country, multiple reports have shown. The latest move is a resort being used by the protest leaders to push for a civilian-led transition. The country is in a state of flux since April 11 […]

South Africans marched to the polls on May 8, 2019 to elect members of its National Assembly and in the process pick the new president of the nation. The ruling African National Congress, ANC, went into the election with mixed signals but one thing was clear, that the party was due to maintain its dominance in the national assembly. The […]


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