Leadership

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Mauritania’s Constitutional Court have cleared six aspirants on provisional basis for the country’s upcoming presidential polls. Campaigning in the West African nation is expected to kick off on 7 June, two weeks to the day of vote, 22 June. Mauritanians will go to the polls to elect a new president for the next five years. […]

South Africa’s Cape Town International Airport has been named the continent’s leading airport at the recent edition of the World Travel Awards. The airport, located in the port city in the country’s southwest and also seat of the legislature, wins the gong for a third consecutive year. The win only enforces a dominance of South […]

South Africa is becoming an attractive destination for international travellers. Stats SA’s Tourism Satellite Account for South Africa report released in 2018 revealed that in 2016 the sector directly contributed 2.9% to South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP). In terms of job creation, it outperformed other key local industries, adding just over 40 000 net new […]

Sudan’s military on Tuesday announced that elections will be held within nine months, adding that it had decided to cancel all that had been previously agreed with protesters about the country’s transition. General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan’s announcement came the after Sudan’s military forcefully broke up a weeks-long sit-in outside Khartoum’s army headquarters calling on the […]

Angola on Saturday prepared to bury rebel leader Jonas Savimbi, in his home village at a public funeral, an important sign for national reconciliation seventeen years after the end of a bloody civil war. As early as Friday evening, hundreds of people accompanied his remains to the village of Lopitanga in the centre of the […]

The African Union (AU) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Huawei to strengthen their cooperation in information and communication technologies, the Chinese telecom giant announced on Friday. “The main objective of the MOU is to strengthen their partnership in the following 5 areas: broadband, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, 5G and artificial intelligence,” Huawei said […]

France’s Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Tuesday warned West African states against relying on French military presence to tackle Islamist militancy in the region. The Sahel region is suffering from a spike of violence from militant groups linked to al Qaeda and Islamic State, highlighting the difficulty international partners face in restoring regional stability. […]

Eritrea says the May 29 lifting of security related blacklisting by the United States government was welcome despite being an erroneous move in the first place. The BBC quoted Information Minister Yemane Gebremeskel as saying the “categorisation was erroneous” in the first place, before adding that Asmara viewed today’s move as a case of being “better late than never.” […]

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria takes his oath of office for a second and final term in charge of Africa’s most populous nation. Today’s event is on the back of his re-election in polls held on February 23. The event is slated for the Eagles Square in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Buhari was announced […]

Unions representing Namibian workers have resisted a proposal asking citizens to voluntarily donate 2% of their salaries in a one-off contribution to drought relief. President Hage Geingob officially declared a state of emergency on 6 May, and government has allocated up to N$572.7 million ($39m) to assist drought-affected communities. While cabinet ministers led the way […]


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