Anti-government protesters marched in Algiers, the Algerian capital on Friday (March 15) demanding that the president steps down immediately, multiple news agencies reported. Hundreds wielding placards and chanting slogans massed up at the capital’s landmark Grand Poste square with the demand that the president of two-decades, Abdelaziz Boutaflika leave office. It is the fourth consecutive […]

A United Nations Environment Assembly meeting being held in Nairobi this week is considering whether to start assessing, and setting rules on, technologies that could pull carbon out of the atmosphere or block some of the sun’s warmth to cool the Earth. Delegates have been debating a proposal from Switzerland, backed by 10 other countries, […]

President of The Gambia Adama Barrow on Friday (March 15) fired his vice president Ousainou Darboe – with immediate effect, appointing a replacement. A statement from the Office of the President said Darboe “has been relieved of his cabinet appointment as Vice President of the Republic of The Gambia with immediate effect.” It is not […]

Joyce Banda, who was Malawi’s first female president in 2012, has withdrawn from the 2019 presidential race, endorsing opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera who heads the Malawi Congress Party. Speaking to AFP, Banda, who heads the People’s Party, confirmed her decision, saying: “Yes, it is true”. But she declined to comment further ahead of a joint news […]

Macron calls for action on climate change French president Emmanuel Macron, challenged delegates attending the One Planet Summit in Kenya, to take action beyond words, as far as tackling climate change is concerned. Macron, who is on a two-day state visit in Kenya, attended the summit he launched in 2017, with his host, president Uhuru […]

A campaign calling on Egyptians to stop buying new cars to curb price rises has dented sales, but supporters say values must fall further to lure cash-strapped customers back to the forecourt. With a population of more than 98 million, Egypt is a potentially huge market, though only a minority owns cars. Most popular models […]

The Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will not be departing immediately, but there will be several changes. On Thursday, Prime Minister, Noureddine Bedoui announced the formation of a new government no later than next week, which he says will be made of technocrats. Bedoui said the new government will tap into the skills of young men […]

Angola is expected to receive a $1 billion loan from the World Bank to finance social security, water projects, the president’s office said Wednesday. Africa’s second largest oil producer has been pushed into an economic crisis due to the fall in oil prices since mid 2014. Angola’s treasury is now expected to receive 1.5 billion […]

In Ivory Coast, Dana Mroueh’s chocolate factory is a rarity – and not only because the world’s top cocoa grower produces precious little finished chocolate. In the middle of the floor of her company Mon Choco’s factory sits a grinding bike, surrounded by large trays of carefully sorted cocoa beans. Poured in a funnel, beans […]

The World Health Organization (WHO) has increased efforts to address challenges in combating the deadly Ebola viral disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The world health body has begun training health workers to sensitize local communities about the virus, and to provide them with materials to fight the disease. Dr. Alain Kakule […]

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