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South Africa and Egypt both got two entries to the most influential persons in the world for the year 2019. The TIME magazine released the list on Wednesday. President Cyril Ramaphosa and star athlete Caster Semenya made the list for South Africa whiles Egypt’s football star Mohamed Salah and actor Rami Malek were also named. Globally acclaimed […]

South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar is not ready to return to Juba until security issues are resolved, an official from his party said Wednesday. Machar, who was meant to return to South Sudan in May and join a power-sharing government as vice president with President Salva Kiir after the signing of a peace deal […]

Mauritanians will go to the polls on June 22 to vote for a successor to President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, who is stepping down after his second and final term in office. If there is no outright winner in the first round of elections, a runoff vote will be held on July 6, under a […]

AUC chair meets military delegation in Addis Ababa The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, today (April 16) received a Sudanese delegation led by Lieutenant-General Jalal Alsheikh Altayeb, member of the Military Transitional Council (MTC), who conveyed a written message to from Lt. Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, Chairperson of the MTC. Recalling the communiqué […]

A boat mishap in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, has claimed three lives with over thirty others rescued. Another 150 people are reported missing. The incident happened on Monday April 15 on Lake Kivu, one of Africa’s Great Lakes which lies on the border between the DRC and Rwanda. “I am very saddened by the sinking of […]

A new win for Algerian protesters. The head of the country’s Constitutional Council Tayeb Belaiz stepped down on Tuesday as protesters continue demanding the departure of leaders in the old regime. He served as a minister under Abdelaziz Bouteflika for 16 years and later appointed head of the constitutional council for the second time on […]

Zimbabweans are appealing to the government to urgently resolve a deepening economic crisis, following Tuesdays’ hike in prices of bread. Bread now costs 3.50 RTGS dollars a loaf, up from 1.80 on Monday, according to prices displayed by most shops visited by Reuters in the capital, Harare. “Bread has now become a luxury. How many people can […]

Uganda’s government has indicated that it is willing to offer asylum to Sudan’s ousted president Omar Hassan al-Bashir, whose whereabouts are currently unclear. Sudan’s military council which took over government last Thursday, said Bashir was in ‘safe custody, but the latter has not made a public appearance since then. ‘‘If Omar al-Bashir applies for asylum […]

The United States is considering stricter travel restrictions for countries whose nationals frequently overstay their visas, according to a Department of Homeland Security official. African countries including Chad, Burkina Faso, Djibouti, Eritrea, Liberia, Somalia, and South Sudan, have the highest rates of overstaying temporary visas for short-term tourist and business visas. While president Donald Trump […]

The Chadian Supreme Court has sacked head of the main opposition party from his post as official leader of opposition. Saleh Kebzabo has refuted the ruling and said he will continue in his role. The 72-year-old till the ruling was leader of opposition, a position recognized under Chadian laws, held by the opposition leader with […]

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