#TogoDebout: 4 people killed, 60 detained as government unleashes security forces on protesters in Togo

 At least four people were shot dead on Wednesday in clashes between protesters and security forces in Togo’s two largest cities after soldiers and police launched teargas to prevent the latest anti-government protest. Opposition parties had refused to cancel plans for demonstrations on Wednesday and Thursday, despite a government ban on weekday protests on security […]

#TogoDebout: Protests resume in Togo as opposition parties defy government ban

 Opposition parties in Togo have called for two days of anti-government protests in the country, starting Wednesday, October 18 to Thursday the 19th. Today’s protest means that the opposition coalition is defying a government order banning protests during the weekdays. The government last week said protests will be allowed only on weekends. Opposition parties are […]

#LiberiaDecides: George Weah takes early lead in presidential election count

 Former A.C. Milan soccer star George Weah and Vice President Joseph Boakai lead in Liberia’s presidential election as the electoral commission released provisional results of the Oct. 10 vote. Weah won 39 percent of the vote, while Boakai got 31 percent, with about 548,000 ballots counted, Jerome Korkoya, chairman of the National Elections Commission, told […]

South Africa’s Supreme Court reinstates 783 corruption charges against Zuma

 South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal on Friday upheld a High Court ruling to reinstate nearly 800 corruption charges filed against Jacob Zuma before he became president. Zuma, who has faced and denied numerous other corruption allegations since taking office, said he was disappointed by the court’s decision and asked the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) […]

Kenya’s president signs controversial electoral reform bill limiting power of Supreme Court to overturn election results

 Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta has signed the controversial electoral reform bill into law on Friday and provided the country’s electoral commission 12 billion Kenyan shillings ($116,110,560) to conduct the October 26 election re-run. The supplementary bill passed by parliament on Wednesday stipulates among others that if a candidate withdraws from a repeat presidential election, the […]

South Africa could have bought Emirates with SAA bailout fund

 South Africa would have achieved a lot if it were not for its continuous bailout of state entities and state capture‚ CEO of Business Leadership SA Bonang Mohale has said. “We have spent R50 billion on SAA since 1999. If we had not done that‚ we would … South Africa could have bought Emirates with […]

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 Are you a current post-secondary student or recent graduate (not later than three years) and based in any country in Africa? Are you passionate about the concept of liberty? Would you love to join the largest network of young people in Africa and around the world advocating for a freer and better world? If yes, […]