Politics

Rwandan president Paul Kagame has finally spoken about strained relations between his country and neighbouring Burundi. The relation is still the subject of mediation by Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni, Kagame confirmed. According to him Burundi has hand and continues to grapple with internal issues that rolls on even if Rwanda was nonexistent. Responding to the impasse during […]

South Africa’s sports minister, Tokozile Xasa arrived in Switzerland to support Caster Semenya, saying her trip to the Alpine nation was aimed at offering support to her compatriot Semenya as the week-long hearing draws to a close. Xasa reiterated her government’s position, saying the IAAF seeks to violate women’s bodies. “We are talking (about) violations of women’s […]

Nigeria’s electoral commission has reassured all interested parties that the rescheduled presidential and parliamentary elections will take place this weekend. Last Saturday, just hours before the polls were to open, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced a one-week postponement, triggering widespread anger. The delay was blamed on logistical issues in delivering ballot papers and […]

Ahead of Algeria’s presidential elections in April, president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who is seeking a fifth term in April elections, will head to Switzerland for “routine medical checks”, his office said Thursday. The 81-year-old will have a “short” stay in Geneva, it said in a statement carried by the government APS news agency. Fir or not? In power […]

Nigeria opposition chief Atiku Abubakar says the delayed polls are crucial for the future of Nigerians and thus, voters should turn out and vote irrespective of their preferred candidates. With hours to the closure of a campaign period, the former vice-president who leads the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, said the result of the 2015 vote gave […]

Reports indicate that employees of MTN have staged a sit-in protest at one of their offices in the country. The action is allied with ongoing protests that have rocked the government with calls for president Al-Bashir to quit after three decades in charge of the country. MTN is one of three telecom outfits operating in the country. Government […]

Nigerian fuel suppliers, bus operators and some airlines are offering incentives for people to travel to vote in presidential elections this Saturday, including cutting petrol prices and discounts. The electoral commission announced the delay early last Saturday just Nigeria’s 84 million registered voters were preparing to head to the polls. The election is now scheduled […]

In yet another indication that his political story is not over, Joseph Kabila, the ex-president of Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday made the the leaders of his FCC coalition sign a loyalty pledge. Kabila’s Common Front For Congo remains the strongest force in parliament, garnering an overwhelming majority of seats in the December 30 vote which […]

Burundi and Somalia have called for an emergency summit to discuss the contested withdrawal of 1,000 Burundian troops from the Horn of Africa nation before the end of the month. The African Union is gradually scaling back its Amisom force in troubled Somalia, and announced late last year that the Burundian soldiers must leave by […]

Opposition parties in Zambia are accusing president Edgar Lungu of presiding over political violence against his rivals, and intend to report him to the International Criminal Court. Ten opposition figures told journalists in Lusaka on Wednesday that Lungu was to blame for an increase in violent crackdowns on opponents, including main opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema. […]


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