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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 […]

Unions representing Namibian workers have resisted a proposal asking citizens to voluntarily donate 2% of their salaries in a one-off contribution to drought relief. President Hage Geingob officially declared a state of emergency on 6 May, and government has allocated up to N$572.7 million ($39m) to assist drought-affected communities. While cabinet ministers led the way […]

Gambian soldiers who plotted to overthrow president Adama Barrow in 2017 were on Monday sentenced by the Court Martial. The eight soldiers were led by a former military aide to ex-president Yahya Jammeh, who ruled Gambia for 22 years before losing an election in late 2016 to Barrow and then refusing to step down. The […]

Former Botswana President Ian Khama told his supporters he was supporting the opposition against the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) in the country’s forthcoming elections. Khama, who handed power to his then-deputy Mokgweetsi Masisi last year after serving as president of the diamond-rich southern African nation for a decade, has since quit BDP. The policy feud […]

Malawi’s incumbent president Peter Mutharika has been declared winner of the 2019 election, having garnered 38.67% of the votes cast, according to results announced by the electoral commission (MEC) on Monday. The declaration of results was enabled after the high court lifted its weekend injunction blocking the release following opposition allegations of tampering against Mutharika’s […]

Ethiopia’s elections body, the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia, NEBE, says a delayed census will not affect its preparations for elections slated for 2020 – all things being equal. NEBE chairperson Birtukan Mideksa in an interaction on Monday with local media also disclosed that her outfit had submitted a budget of about $129 million to lawmakers for […]

An African map posted on the official website of Ethiopia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs generated a lot of backlash over the weekend after it was pointed out that it had co-opted Somalia as part of Ethiopian territory. One of the first persons to note the anomaly was Somali journalist with Voice of America, VOA; Harun Maruf […]

MTN Nigeria said on Saturday it is under investigation by the Nigerian financial crimes agency over its listing last week, although it “has not been accused of any wrongdoing” by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The listing of MTN Nigeria, a unit of South African telecoms firm MTN Group, made it the second-largest firm on the Nigerian Stock Exchange, […]

Russia is sending military specialists to Congo Republic to service Russian-made military hardware and equipment there, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday. Congo borders Central African Republic (CAR), where Moscow has a U.N.-approved mission, and will become one of the few African countries with an officially confirmed presence of Russian military personnel on the […]

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