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Nigerian voters reelected Muhammadu Buhari to serve a second and final term in office as president of Africa’s most populous nation and its biggest economy. Buhari beat a former ally and ex-vice president Atiku Abubakar in a vote that was seen as a close contest in the run up to the February 23 vote. At […]

International rights group, Amnesty International, AI, has bemoaned the use of violence by security agencies in a bid to quell anti-government protests. In a statement issued on Monday, February 25, 2019; AI, enumerated instances of worrying break ins employed by the security forces since embattled president Omar Al-Bashir imposed a state of emergency last Friday. […]

New premier sworn in Following the dissolution of government on Friday, in addition to declaration of state of emergency, president Nashir appointed Mohamed Tahir Eila as the new prime minister. Eila , who is the former governor of the agricultural state of Jazeera was sworn in on Sunday, at a ceremony, according to an AFP photographer. “Today, […]

OPPOSITION MDC leader Nelson Chamisa on Sunday proposed a new 4-year power sharing government which would see him run the country for two years and Zanu PF rival Emmerson Mnangagwa the other two. Chamisa said this while addressing supporters in Gweru when he demanded dialogue with Mnangagwa which he said must culminate in the formation […]

Rwandan president Paul Kagame has finally spoken about strained relations between his country and neighbouring Burundi. The relation is still the subject of mediation by Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni, Kagame confirmed. According to him Burundi has hand and continues to grapple with internal issues that rolls on even if Rwanda was nonexistent. Responding to the impasse during […]

A delegation of high level Eritrean officials led by the country’s foreign minister to assess progress made in the bilateral cooperation that was renewed when the two countries signed a peace deal last year. Eritrea’s information minister, Yemane Gebremeskel, said the delegation which arrived in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa on Thursday, had delivered a message […]

In yet another indication that his political story is not over, Joseph Kabila, the ex-president of Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday made the the leaders of his FCC coalition sign a loyalty pledge. Kabila’s Common Front For Congo remains the strongest force in parliament, garnering an overwhelming majority of seats in the December 30 vote which […]

Senegal has limited the salt content of all cubes to 55 percent in 2017, the first country in West Africa to regulate their components. The stock cube market is a multi-million dollar industry in the region. The consumption of stock cubes are an essential ingredients in many everyday dish including Ivory Coast’s “poulet braise” and […]

President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, Félix Tshisekedi, met his predecessor, Joseph Kabila, over the weekend for talks aimed at the formation of a coalition government following the December 30, 2018 elections. The presidency late Sunday confirmed the meeting via an official statement saying the two had met at the residence of President Tshisekedi […]

February 17, 2019: Fruit seller dies over tear gas inhalation A Sudanese fruit seller died Sunday in a hospital in Khartoum after inhaling tear gas fired by riot police during protests, according to his relatives and a committee of doctors linked to the anti-government protest movement. “He was taken to the hospital but the doctors […]

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