Day: May 22, 2019

Sudanese protest leaders on Tuesday called on their supporters Tuesday to prepare for a general strike after talks with the country’s military rulers stalled on who will lead an agreed three-year transition. Protest leaders had reached agreement with the ruling military council on the other main aspects of the transition. But early on Tuesday, the […]

A French woman whose husband was killed in the Ethiopian Airlines March crash has become the latest victim to sue American planemaker Boeing, following lawsuits from Rwandan, Kenyan, American and Canadian families among others. The crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302, involving a Boeing 737 MAX airliner,killed all 157 passengers and crew aboard, near the capital Addis […]

Literary fans all over the world are paying tribute to Binyavanga Wainaina, the award-winning Kenyan writer who died on Tuesday night, aged 48. Wainaina challenged stereotypes of Africa with biting satire and took on prejudice by documenting his life as an openly gay man. The author, essayist and campaigner, who also championed African literature through […]

Just 48 hours after announcing his international retirement, Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan has bowed to a presidential request to make himself available for next month’s Africa Cup of Nations ‘‘I have taken the request of His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in good faith, and will make myself available for selection by coach Kwasi Appiah […]

Malawi’s electoral commission (MEC) chief, Dr. Jane Ansah has called upon stakeholders including political parties to refrain from announcing premature results, pledging that the commission will start official declaration of results as soon as 20% of votes cast have been tallied. Citizens went to the polls on Tuesday, casting their votes to elect a president, […]

The Somali government has officially responded to the latest installment of Kenyan pressure in the midst of a rolling diplomatic row over maritime boundaries. Earlier this week Somali government officials – a minister and two Senators were denied entry into Kenya despite presenting diplomatic passports at the airport. They were traveling to Nairobi for official duty. […]

South Africa’s Rugby authorities on Tuesday appointed the first ever female coach of a national team, announcing that Laurian Johannes will take charge of the country’s Under-20 women’s side. She will begin next month with two internationals against neighbouring Zimbabwe in Harare. “This is a massive achievement for Laurian and for South African rugby, and […]

Ramaphosa elected president South Africa’s parliament on Wednesday confirmed the ANC’s Cyril Ramaphosa as the duly elected president of the country, after his nomination was uncontested by other political parties. Ramaphosa, who is also the leader of the ANC, was expected to be retained as president by the 400 lawmakers in parliament’s National Assembly lower house, where […]


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