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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 […]

Algeria’s ruling coalition on Saturday named President Abdelaziz Bouteflika as its candidate for April polls, although the ailing incumbent has yet to officially confirm he will run. “The parties of the presidential coalition nominate Abdelaziz Bouteflika for the upcoming presidential elections,” the four coalition partners said in a statement. In power since 1999, 81-year-old Bouteflika […]

The VP, who was in Kogi in continuation of the TraderMoni scheme, was scheduled to visit Kabba, Okene and Idah, headquarters of  Kogi West, Central and East respectively. At exactly 2:40 pm, the first chopper in Osinbajo’s  entourage made a successful landing and was followed by the second  chopper conveying the VP. The chopper conveying […]

Sudan’s prime minister on Saturday appeared to soften the official stance on more than a month of anti-government protests, describing demonstrators’ calls for better living conditions as “legitimate”. Students, activists and other protesters have held almost daily demonstrations across Sudan since Dec. 19, calling for an end to economic hardships and mounting a sustained challenge […]

After the recent opening of a bridge linking The Gambia and Senegal, two other African countries have started plans to do same. Over in Central Africa, Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon have agreed a deal in principle to build a bridge over the Ntem River which separates the two countries. It will link Campo in Cameroon […]

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 […]

A century after the tomb of Tutankhamun was discovered, revealing the mummified boy-king buried more than 3,000 years ago, it has re-opened, brighter and safer thanks to painstaking work to repair damage caused by dust, damp and visitors. I can’t wait to return to Egypt! — Gayle Trotter (@gayletrotter) February 1, 2019 The intricate frescoes on […]

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa dismissed reports of a rift with his deputy, which have circulated since he promised action in response to a brutal security service crackdown that began last month while he was abroad. Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa denies rift with deputy: newspaper reports — Open_Paper (@PaperOpen) February 1, 2019 Mnangagwa, in comments published on Friday by […]

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 […]

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