Politics

The Southern African Development Community on Sunday congratulated President-elect Felix Tshisekedi and Congo for conducting elections in a peaceful manner “despite the security and logistical challenges.” The 16-nation regional bloc had last week called for a unity government and possible recount. #SADC congratulates President-Elect of #DRCongo, Mr Felix Tshisekedi & calls upon all stakeholders to support the […]

The United States military said Saturday it has killed 52 Somali Islamists during air strikes in response to an attack by a large group of Somali Shebabs against Somali national forces in the south of the country. Earlier in the day, at least 8 Somali soldiers were killed by Shebab fighters in an attack on […]

The runner-up in the presidential election in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Martin Fayulu, had said he was the real winner in the contest. But a high court ruling said the challenge was “unfounded.” The Constitutional Court of the Democratic Republic of Congo rejected a challenge to last month’s presidential election results. The high court […]

(1) January 17 marks the forty-first anniversary of the brutal assassination of Patrice Lumumba. (2) He was the first and only elected Prime Minister of the Republic of Zaire – now known as the Democratic Republic of Congo. (3) He was assassinated a few months after DR Congo gained formal independence from Belgium. (4) It […]

Ethiopian lawmakers on Thursday voted overwhelmingly to promulgate a law that allows for better inclusion of refugees in the country – the Refugee Proclamation. The House of Peoples Representatives passed the law after it had been passed by the Council of Ministers having incorporated detailed comments. It is one of key laws that the Attorney […]

Qatar donated 68 armoured vehicles to Somalia on Thursday, Qatar’s defence ministry said, a sign that Doha is pushing for influence in the country with the role of its Gulf rival, the United Arab Emirates, under strain. Somalia, a Horn of Africa country located on key shipping routes, has refused to take sides in the […]

Atiku Abubakar, a former vice-president of Nigeria on Thursday flew to the United States of America for the first time in a long while. His inability to travel to the US was reportedly due to a federal summons for his arrest in a corruption case that dates years back to when he was in government. […]

The headline inflation for December moved further to 11.44 per cent, but may be escalated with a combination of improved minimum wage, alongside fuel and energy price hike, if unchecked. Though the new minimum wage and proposed salary reviews are expected to improve consumer spending, there are concerns that such increment, alongside fuel and electricity […]

The government of Eritrea on Wednesday issued a strong condemnation of the terrorist attacks that has so far claimed 21 lives in Kenya. The attacks in Nairobi has been claimed by Somalia-based terrorist group, Al-Shabaab. Asmara also referred to the attacks as heinous and cowardly. “In a letter to his Kenyan counterpart, FM (Foreign Minister) […]

Armed police in Zimbabwe have arrested a political activist at his home on Wednesday, his lawyer said. It comes as protests against fuel price hikes enters day 3 Wednesday. Evan Mawarire, a Harare pastor, rose to prominence as a critic of former leader, Robert Mugabe. Beatrice Mtetwa is lawyer for Evan Mawarire. We have asked […]


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