Uhuru Kenyatta sworn in as Kenya’s president for a second term of five years

 Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in for second, five-year term on Tuesday, ending months of political turmoil in the east African nation. Kenyatta won a repeat presidential election on Oct. 26 after opposition leader Raila Odinga boycotted the vote, citing concerns over fairness. Police prevented opposition leaders from holding a rival gathering on Tuesday.  […]

Mayor of Johannesburg, Herman Mashaba, launches a monthly volunteer programme to clean up the city

 Johannesburg Executive Mayor Herman Mashaba has launched a new cleaning programme to turn the city centre into one of the cleanest cities in Africa. Executive Mayor Herman Mashaba is known for his work at cleaning up around Johannesburg, even cleaning up the streets by removing gangs, brothels and other criminal activity. In February of 2017he was spotted raiding […]

Rwanda offers to resettle 30,000 African enslaved in Libya

 The Rwandan government has offered to take in thousands of African migrants trapped in Libya under enslaved conditions, its foreign ministry chief said on Wednesday. Louise Mushikiwabo told a local media portal that the government was ready to find space for Africans in Libya even though Rwanda was a small place. In an official statement, […]

West African SFL Conference Challenges Perception of LGBT Rights in Nigeria

 This year’s West African Regional Conference (WARC) held on the 27th of October gathered 358 participants. As Olumayowa Okediran noted, “The most exciting thing about this is not the number of attendees, but the fact that our RCs in Africa (Nigeria in particular) are becoming more radical.”Just a few years ago, it was unthinkable to […]

Spreading the Message Of Liberty In Africa by Linda Kavuka

 Being the text of the speech presented by SFL’s African Programs Manager, Linda Kavuka at 2017 Atlas Network’s Liberty Forum in New York. When my close friend Chukwuemeka Ezeugo asked me to join SFL, it took me a while as I was a final year law student, but when I did, I was amazed! The […]

UN urges DR Congo to allow anti-Kabila peaceful demonstrations

 The United Nations has urged the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to allow peaceful rallies on the eve of expected anti-government demonstrations called by opposition and civil society groups. In a statement issued on Tuesday, the UN peacekeeping mission, MONUSCO, called on DRC authorities “to respect the fundamental freedoms enshrined in the Congolese Constitution, […]

February 21 declared Robert Mugabe National Youth Day in Zimbabwe

 In the last few months, Mugabe’s vocal ruling ZANU-PF youth wing has been pushing the government to honour Mugabe by giving public institutions his name. The government has said from next year the veteran ruler’s Feb. 21 birthday will be known as Robert Mugabe National Youth Day, a public holiday. On Aug 9. the cash-strapped […]

Kenya government takes control of Kenya Airways in $200 million debt swap agreement

 The Kenyan government and domestic lenders have agreed to convert more than $400 million of Kenya Airways’ debt into equity, increasing the state’s stake in the airline to almost 50 percent. The airline is undergoing a $700 million financial restructuring aimed at reducing its debts and returning to profitability after posting heavy losses, including Kenya’s […]