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President of the Democratic Republic of Congo is set to make his first foreign trips, the presidency has announced. He will conduct a days’ trip to Angola, Kenya and Congo Republic starting Monday, February 4. Felix Tshisekedi who took office on January 24 became the country’s fifth president taking over from Joseph Kabila. It was […]

Hamidou is a Malian asylum seekers who says his search for safety took two years as he made a perilous journey from his home Mali to southern Spain, where he now seeks asylum. Hamidou says he was just 20 years old when he was forced to flee violence and threats. His journey took him across […]

Equality Now, a human rights advocacy group has called on the Liberian government to act on anti-Female Genital Mutilation, FGM, laws that have elapsed. The immediate past president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf issued an executive order in January 2018 banning the practice for a year as she prepared to leave office. The one-year order has since expired with […]

The Sudanese army issued a statement on Wednesday saying it would not allow the state to collapse, following weeks of mass protests demanding an end to President Omar al-Bashir’s 30-year rule. General Kamal Abdul Maarouf, chief of staff of the armed forces, is presenting a fallacious choice btwn #Bashir & a failed state. Bashir n’est pas l‘état. […]

A female opposition leader has been arrested by Sudanese security forces according to Reuters news agency. Mariam Sadiq al-Mahdi’s arrest was confirmed by her sister Rabah. Her sister said two security vehicles picked her from her home on Wednesday morning. Mariam is deputy head of the main opposition party led by her father. Their father […]

At least two people were killed and five wounded on Tuesday in a suicide car bomb attack near the ministry of petroleum in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. A security official, Mohamed Abdullahi Tulah, said the car loaded with explosives was parked at a gas station near the Ministry. Witnesses say one of the victims killed […]

When French President Emmanuel Macron hosted Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Paris in October 2017, five months after taking office, he handed him a list of activists he believed the Egyptian president could release from prison. Sisi looked at Macron, suggested he was naive and meticulously outlined the reasons why each person should not be released, […]

Nigeria’s main opposition party has halted its presidential election campaign for 72 hours weeks ahead of the vote in protest at the suspension of the country’s most senior judge by President Muhammadu Buhari, it said on Saturday. Nigeria opposition party pauses election campaign over suspension of judge https://t.co/3wEzxvxL2Z pic.twitter.com/75s01ChkDb — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) January 26, 2019 “President […]

Azimazi Momoh Jimoh and Gloria Ehiaghe The Senate and House of Representatives have started debates on the National Minimum Wage Bill. Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu presided over the Senate session, while Speaker Yakubu Dogara presided over the House of Representatives. Ekweremadu explained that contrary to reports that the Federal Government proposed N30, 000 for […]

The leading female candidate in Nigeria’s presidential election said on Thursday she had withdrawn from the race weeks ahead of the poll to help build a coalition to provide a viable alternative to the country’s two main parties. Former government minister Obiageli Ezekwesili, co-founder of a group to raise awareness about more than 200 girls […]


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