Elections

The Southern African Development Community on Sunday congratulated President-elect Felix Tshisekedi and Congo for conducting elections in a peaceful manner “despite the security and logistical challenges.” The 16-nation regional bloc had last week called for a unity government and possible recount. #SADC congratulates President-Elect of #DRCongo, Mr Felix Tshisekedi & calls upon all stakeholders to support the […]

The runner-up in the presidential election in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Martin Fayulu, had said he was the real winner in the contest. But a high court ruling said the challenge was “unfounded.” The Constitutional Court of the Democratic Republic of Congo rejected a challenge to last month’s presidential election results. The high court […]

Nigeria’s February 16 presidential elections will have a total of 72 candidates participating, the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, said on Thursday. INEC released a list that had the name of all aspirants and their vice-presidential candidates. The list also included aspirants for the senatorial and house of representatives positions. Nigeria’s is Africa’s most populous nation and INEC has reported […]

Atiku Abubakar, a former vice-president of Nigeria on Thursday flew to the United States of America for the first time in a long while. His inability to travel to the US was reportedly due to a federal summons for his arrest in a corruption case that dates years back to when he was in government. […]

The government of Eritrea on Wednesday issued a strong condemnation of the terrorist attacks that has so far claimed 21 lives in Kenya. The attacks in Nairobi has been claimed by Somalia-based terrorist group, Al-Shabaab. Asmara also referred to the attacks as heinous and cowardly. “In a letter to his Kenyan counterpart, FM (Foreign Minister) […]

For a populous nation as Ethiopia – on record as Africa’s second biggest only behind Nigeria, imports are as important to its economic growth as are the goods it also exports – chief amongst them, coffee. Ethiopia is, however, landlocked with five neighbours who have access to the sea – Sudan, Kenya, Djibouti, Somalia and […]

Armed police in Zimbabwe have arrested a political activist at his home on Wednesday, his lawyer said. It comes as protests against fuel price hikes enters day 3 Wednesday. Evan Mawarire, a Harare pastor, rose to prominence as a critic of former leader, Robert Mugabe. Beatrice Mtetwa is lawyer for Evan Mawarire. We have asked […]

Russian president claims Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa won a landslide victory in June 30, 2018 elections – the first post-Mugabe elections. The Russian leader made the remarks as he welcomed the visiting Zimbabwean president and his entourage at the Kremlin on Tuesday. In his words: Most recently, you won a landslide election victory. The people of […]

Senior diplomats from the Belgian embassy have said that the outsourcing of the Schengen Visa application process is geared towards improving efficiency and service delivery in the application process. Effective today, January 15, 2019, all applicants for the Schengen Visa will have to go through a private company, VFS Global. Benoît Ryelandt, the Belgian Ambassador […]

The Supreme Court today will begin its two-day summary hearing of the age limit appeal that is seeking to quash the judgment of the Constitutional Court that upheld the amendment of the Constitution to scrap the presidential age limit clauses 102(b). A seven-judge panel led by Chief Justice Bart Katureebe is expected to hear from […]


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