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Guinea Bissau will hold presidential elections on November 24 this year, according to a decree announced by president Jose Mario Vaz on Tuesday. In the upcoming elections, 49 political parties are legally registered in the country, according to the decree. The November 24 election date is later than proposals put forward by the National Electoral […]

Father’s Day is a celebration observed worldwide, but where did it start? Here is the story. Father’s Day is being celebrated in many countries the world over on Sunday, recognising the contribution that fathers and father figures make to the lives of families and children. But where does it come from and when is it […]

Caster Semenya was invited on Friday to run in an 800m race in Morocco on Sunday after previously saying she had been denied the right to participate in the event but the invitation came too late for her to get there, her agent said. Double Olympic champion Semenya said on Thursday she had been denied […]

Nigeria’s central bank said on Friday it will close the bank accounts of firms caught smuggling into the country any goods for which access to foreign exchange has been restricted. The central bank curbed access to dollars in 2015 for firms importing 43 items ranging from rice and soap to private jets and Indian incense […]

Tunisian officials uncovered four white tiger cubs being smuggled across the border to Libya, the customs department said Saturday. The cubs were found hidden in the car of a Libyan driver at the southern Ras Jedir border post, a statement by Tunisian customs said. According to Tunisian authorities, the Libyan said he “bought the tigers […]

At least two people were killed on Saturday morning in Savè, in central Benin, as security forces tried to dislodge opponents, who have barricaded and blocked the national road since Tuesday, an elected official from the city told AFP. “This morning (Saturday), a contingent of the Republican Police came to clear the roadblocks,” explained Timothée Biaou, […]

On Sunday afternoon, 9 June 2019, it was confirmed that Zandile Gumede is stepping down, temporarily, from the position of mayor of Ethekwini (Durban). The decision was taken by the KwaZulu-Natal ANC provincial leadership following her appearance in court on corruption charges. This issue has many of the ingredients that make up today’s heady political […]

The opposition in Sudan has condemned the deportation of protest leaders. Three members of the protest; Ismail Jalab, MP Yasir Arman and spokesman Mubarak Ardol – were arrested and deported to Juba the South Sudanese capital after meeting with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. According to the political coalition of the leaders calling for the […]

Lawmakers in Nigeria’s National Assembly – Senate and House of Representatives – are set to pick their respective leadership today at their first meeting since polls in March. Local media outlets report that security is high at the complex in Abuja with state security officers having barricaded a number of entry points. The Senators and […]

Ethiopia’s parliament postponed a national census for a second time on Monday, citing security concerns but potentially undermining logistics for the first election under reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Ethiopia is due to hold a national vote some time next year, and the census – already postponed once from 2017 – is a crucial step […]


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