Almost all of Nigeria’s 68 political parties have wrapped up their primaries and chosen candidates to stand in the country’s February 2019 general election. The poll is likely to be yet another two-horse race: a contest between the All Progressives …Continue reading
Ethiopian members of parliament have elected Sahle-Work Zewde as the country’s first female president.
Ms Sahle-Work is an experienced diplomat who has now become Africa’s only female head of state.
Her election to the ceremonial position comes a week after …Continue reading
It was a show of power and status at the recently held United Nations General Assembly when over 90 heads of state and government met in New York to address global issues under the theme, “Making the United Nations relevant …Continue reading
Before he was a politician, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, was a musician going by the moniker Bobi Wine. His music would hit the airwaves, getting people dancing and talking about social issues.
The 36-year-old singer has been critical of President Yoweri …Continue reading
What appears to be a “rude prank” is currently playing out in Liberia, a “broke” country in West Africa, where the government has announced the disappearance of $100 million worth of newly printed banknotes being taken to its Central Bank.…Continue reading
Son of Equatorial Guinea’s president, Teodorin Nguema Obiang, who doubles as the country’s Vice President, has been seized with $16 million in cash and luxury watches at the Brazilian airport.
The questionable items were seized from Obiang by Brazilian customs …Continue reading
The rapprochement between Ethiopia and Eritrea has repercussions that go beyond diplomacy on the Horn of Africa. A recent investigation shows that while Eritrea is no longer isolated, Djibouti is emerging as the new regional arms trafficking hub.
The small …Continue reading