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Algeria’s ailing president has announced that he will seek a fifth five-year term in April’s election in the gas-rich North African nation. President Abdelaziz Bouteflika made the announcement via Algeria’s official APS news agency on Sunday. He has faced questions over whether he is fit enough to remain in office after two decades in charge. The 82-year-old […]

Eastern Libyan forces loyal to Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar have taken over the streets of the largest Southern city of Sebha. According to them, the offensive is aimed at fighting “terrorists” and foreign armed groups. This could exacerbate political and ethnic tensions in an already chaotic country. More than seven years after the fall of […]

Jamaican singer-songwriter, Robert Nesta Marley, one of the world’s biggest musicians loved across continents for his impact especially on raggae music would have been 74 years on February 6, 2019. The man who died in May 1981 at the age of 36 however continues to influence music and the entertainment industry years on. His verified […]

Ugandan Police on Wednesday night arrested three journalists working with the BBC, including their driver, accusing them of illegal possession of drugs. Patrick Onyango, Uganda’s police spokesman, said on Thursday five suspects had been detained overnight. They included two Ugandans and one Kenyan working for the British broadcaster, as well as the wife of a local […]

More than 27,000 people have lost their lives since the 2009 Boko Haram uprising in northeastern Nigeria. In Maiduguri, locals desperately want stability to return. Presidential candidates running in the February 16 polls have been campaigning on this issue in this part of the country. At a rally on Wednesday, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar […]

The February 24 presidential elections in Senegal will go ahead as planned despite a boycott call by former president and opposition leader Abdoulaye Wade. The assurance was given on Wednesday by Aly Ngouille Ndiaye, the Senegalese Interior Minister, a response that came barely 24-hours after Wade’s call. Election material has already been sent to various […]

A United Nations envoy who visited South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar at his exile home in Khartoum has confirmed that the latter is planning to return to Juba in May. UN envoy David Shearer met last week with Machar to discuss plans for a transitional government that will pave the way to elections, under […]

Democratic Republic of Congo’s outgoing government on Monday defended decrees granting former ministers lifetime salaries and other benefits following strong criticism in a country where most of the population lives in poverty. It’s one of the poorest country in the world despite mineral wealth #DRC’s outgoing Govrt is defending decrees granting former ministers lifetime salaries & […]

Senegalese voters head to the polls on February 24 to elect a president. The incumbent Macky Sall will be seeking a second mandate after he defeated the then-incumbent Abdoulaye Wade in 2012 to become the fifth president in the country’s history. The vote will be the 11th straight presidential election since Senegal gained independence from […]

Lamuka poll protest thrown out The results were subject to confirmation by the Constitutional Court even if there was no challenge to the outcome. But a challenge was on the cards as Fayulu and the Lamuka coalition filed papers calling for the cancellation of the results. Fayuku had spoken in harsh terms calling the result […]

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