Algerian president Abdul Aziz Bouteflika will not be seeking a fifth term, the presidency confirmed late Monday. The date of elections has also been postponed according to a statement from the presidency. Polls were slated for April 4 but the date was threatened by serial protests that rocked the country calling for the president to […]

Over in Sudan, there is an uprising that keeps rising, calling for the president in charge for 30-years to quit. It has been pitted as a battle between the ordinary Sudanese and the regime of President Omar Al-Bashir. At the heart of the protests which started in December 2018 is the Sudanese Professionals Association, SPA, which […]

The main protest organizer in Sudan, SPA, has called a civil disobedience slated for Wednesday March 13. It is the second time such a measure is being implemented. “SPA and allies have called for a one-day civil disobedience on the 13th of March as the #SudanUprising gathers momentum in its 12th week,” they wrote in a Twitter […]

At least 19 UN staff among crash victims The United Nations has described Sunday’s crash of an Ethiopian Airlines passnger plane as catastrophic, after it suffered one of its biggest losses. Michael Moller, director-general of the U.N. European headquarters in Geneva, told a minute of silence, where some 150 personnel gathered: “It is one of […]

Rwanda’s vocal opposition politician, Victoire Ingabire has called for justice following the death of her party’s spokesperson over the weekend. While it was not immediately clear how 30-year-old Anselme Mutuyimana had died, Ingabire said witnesses had described men in police uniforms in a red car detaining Mutuyimana in the western Mahoko area. “We need justice,” […]

This episode of Inspire Africa features a non-governmental organisation in the Republic of Congo, which has embarked on a mission of supporting rural communities and empowering them to contribute to the protection of the country’s biodiversity. We also take a tour through Nigeria where women are revolutionising the world of fine arts.

Ethiopian Airlines on Monday said it had grounded its 737 MAX 8 fleet until further notice, following Sunday’s plane crash that killed all 157 people on board. In a statement posted on its official social media accounts, the airline said it was grounding the 737-8 fleet as an “extra safety precaution” even though it did not know […]

In the Democratic Republic of Congo’s DRC, Felix Tshisekedi has agreed to join with ex-President Joseph Kabila to form a coalition government. This comes after Tshisekedi was not able to gain enough support in Parliament. On March 6, Tshisekedi and Kabila issued a joint statement confirming “their common will to govern together as part of a […]

The President of Equatorial Guinea, the Secretary General of OPEC and 20 African oil and gas ministers will headline Africa’s most influential gathering for the energy industry. The African Petroleum Producers Organization’s (APPO) Cape VII Congress and Exhibition on April 2-5 in Malabo is set to bring together top oil and gas executives and the continent’s leading energy ministers, […]

All 157 people on board an Ethiopian Airlines flight from Addis Ababa to Kenya’s capital, Nairobi which crashed shortly after take off from Bole International Airport have died, the airline confirmed on Sunday via Twitter. Accident Bulletin no. 2 Issued on march 10, 2019 at 01:46 PM — Ethiopian Airlines (@flyethiopian) March 10, 2019 Ethiopian prime […]

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