African Politics

Explosion at rally proves that Ethiopia isn't out of the woods yet

<i>At least two people died and 156 were wounded in a grenade attack at a political rally in Addis Ababa addressed by reformist Ethiopian Prime Minister</i> …

Africa

The global move from democracy to autocracy

<b>(CNN) —</b> The cover of the last issue of the leading German news magazine, Der Spiegel, was a vivid illustration, indicative of one view of Donald Trump that seems to be growing. It showed a beaming Trump surrounded by Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong Un, Xi Jinping and Recep Tayyip Erdogan with the headline …

Opinion

Nigeria: Scores killed, homes burned in Plateau State attacks

<b>Lagos, Nigeria (CNN) —</b> At least 86 people have been killed in attacks in central Nigeria, police said, an incident that has the potential to exacerbate ethnic tensions in an increasingly volatile region.<p>The violence, thought to be carried out by armed herdsmen, flared on Saturday in Jos, the …

Africa

AU summit 31: What is the African Union’s role in the Sahel?

2018-06-25<p>Mauritania’s capital Nouakchott, which hosts this week’s African Union (AU) summit, was the birthplace of the major continental initiative …

Africa

Africa:Why These African Countries Voted Against Morocco for 2026 World Cup

It was funny-depressing to be told on arrival in Port Moresby that Papua New Guinea was a colony of Australia.Just as it is funny-annoying to be …

Africa

AU condemns Ethiopia, Zimbabwe rally blasts

In Ethiopia two died and 156 others were injured, while in Zimbabwe 49 people are reported to have been injured in the attacks that both happened at …

Africa

South Sudan foes in new peace talks to end deadly war

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and arch-foe Riek Machar were set to hold a new round of peace talks Monday after a first meeting last week …

Africa

Perhaps, out of usual cynicism or orchestrated mischief, those decidedly against the fight against corruption in the land pretend not to see how effective Magu has become in his position as head of the anti-corruption agency, EFCC

If you are an avid social media follower, one of the sneering comments from those suspected to have been engaged to hound the acting chairman of the …

Africa

5 things for June 25: Immigration, Turkey presidential election, Prince William

<b>(CNN) —</b> Wary of summer droughts? Check out the tech that literally makes it rain. Here's what else you need to know to <b>Get Up to Speed and Out the Door</b>. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.)<p>1. Immigration<p>There's just SO MUCH that's going on …

Prince William

Kenya:Jubilee MPs Front Kenneth as Ruto's 2022 Number Two

(Photo: Jared Nyataya/Daily Nation)A section of Jubilee legislators are wooing former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth to be DP William Ruto's running mate …

Africa

For Once, Mogadishu Can Watch World Cup with Little Fear

For years, people living in Somalia’s capital of Mogadishu wanting to watch the World Cup on television have done so at great risk. The Islamist …

Extremism

“I salute aspirants who for the common good, had to shelve personal ambition, and stood down for others they were to have contended with. I also salute those who went the whole way, contested, were voted for, and who emerged victorious, or otherwise," he said.

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the All Progressives Congress (APC) for electing its new executives after a two-day national convention …

Citizen Journalism

The trouble with making LGBTIAQ people live on heterosexuals' terms

Heteronormativity has become a familiar word in debates around gender and sexuality. It’s a concept developed by social theorist Michael Warner in …

LGBTQI

The trials, restrictions and costs of traveling in Africa if you’re an African – Quartz

The African Development Bank (AfDB) recently put out an Africa Visa Openness report—the first of its kind—assessing how easy it is for African travelers to visit other countries on the continent. For me, this report could not have been more timely. I am a Kenyan citizen. At the time I was in Ivory …

Africa

Cameroon's Anglophone crisis threatens national unity. The time for change is now.

Cameroon’s governance and security problems have historically attracted little outside attention. But this seems likely to change, for two reasons. …

Africa

2 African leaders escape harm in separate blasts - CNN Video

Two African leaders escaped injury in a pair of explosions thousands of kilometers apart. CNN's Farai Sevenzo reports on the blasts in Zimbabwe and Ethiopia.

Africa

Deadly blast hits rally attended by Ethiopian leader

<b>(CNN) —</b> At least two people were killed and more than 100 injured in an explosion Saturday at a rally attended by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, officials said.<p>In footage from state TV, bodyguards rush Ahmed unharmed off the stage in Addis Ababa where he had been sitting after the …

Extremism

List of 11 other officials elected unopposed like Adams Oshiomhole

<b>The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) held its national convention to elect officials to its executive positions today, Saturday, June 23.</b><p>The …

Africa

News24.com | Malema and Shivambu: Irresistible comparison with Idi Amin

Although the EFF deserves credit for forcing some wrongs to be righted, its leaders lack integrity, writes <b>Mavuso Msimang</b>.

South African Politics

Somalia: No Casualties as Car Bomb Goes Off in Mogadishu

A car laden with explosives went off on Saturday night near the statue of Sayidka in Mogadishu, the Somali capital, but no casualties were …

Extremism

Nigeria's Buhari calls for party unity before election

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday called for his ruling party to set aside internal differences before elections next year, as it held …

Africa

Deadly Explosion "Cheap and Unacceptable" - Ethiopia PM

RFI, 23 June 2018<p>A deadly explosion struck a huge rally for Ethiopia's reformist new prime minister on Saturday shortly after he spoke and was waving …

Africa

Akon to launch cryptocurrency called Akoin

DURBAN - Global sensation Akon has announced that he will be launching his own cryptocurrency called Akoin.<br>The rapper who made at the announcement at …

Blockchain

Some delegates at the ongoing national convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) exchanged blows while President Muhammadu Buhari was delivering his speech.

Some delegates at the ongoing national convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) exchanged blows while President Muhammadu Buhari was …

Africa

Zimbabwe:AU Sends Technical Team to Assist Electoral Commission

(Photo: New Zimbabwe)The African Union (AU) Commission has dispatched a five-member "independent electoral assistance mission" to Harare ahead of the …

Africa

One by one, all those who were interested in the position withdrew from the race, the most recent being Oserheimen Osunbor, a Professor and former Governor of Edo State, who said he made the decision out of respect for President Muhammadu Buhari, and Clement Ebri, who withdrew on Thursday “in the overall interest of the party.

Adams Oshiomhole, a former Governor of Edo State and former President of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), has been declared National Chairman of …

Africa

Official quits AU anti-corruption body over 'multiple irregularities'

A member of the African Union's anti-corruption advisory board has resigned over the body's alleged corruption. Daniel Batidam, who served for three …

Africa

Corruption in Zambia: 42 fire trucks for $42m

The African Union is promoting an anti-corruption agenda, but is the Zambian government committed to it?<p>The African Union (AU) will host a heads of state summit in Mauritania on June 25, under the theme Winning the Fight against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa's Transformation. Zambia's …

Africa

It Takes 100 Brilliant Young African Leaders | The Mercury

Africa’s future lies with the youth. Home to over one billion people, 65% of whom are between the ages of 18 and 35 years.<p>There is no gainsaying that …

Africa

Drugs and maritime crime off the East African coast - Tanzania

2018-07-02<p>East Africa plays an increasing role in the global illicit drug trade, particularly as a corridor for the trafficking of heroin and …

Africa