Africa

Why South Africa will not leave ICC
  Comments - 2 weeks ago

South Africa on Tuesday formally revoked its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court after its High Court blocked the government's bid to pull out of the Hague-based war crimes tribunal.

Eight killed in Zambian food aid stampede
  Comments - 3 weeks ago

At least eight people were killed in a stampede on Monday as thousands of desperate Zambians scrambled for food handouts, police said.

No excuses for Ghana poverty 60 years after independence: president
  Comments - 3 weeks ago

Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo said on Monday the country had run out of excuses for failing to end poverty and corruption, 60 years after it became the first in sub-Saharan Africa to win independence from colonial rule.

Nigeria to close Abuja airport for six weeks
  Comments - 3 weeks ago

Nigeria will close the capital city of Abuja's airport at the end of Wednesday for six weeks of scheduled runway repairs, an aviation ministry spokesman said, after airlines threatened to stop flying there.

Nigeria to open up government airports to private investment
  Comments - 3 weeks ago

Nigeria will open up its government-owned airports to private investment, the minister of aviation said on Monday, as the capital's airport prepares to close for repairs after years of neglect.

Burundi’s flirtation with SADC exposes East Africa’s political skeletons
  Comments - 3 weeks ago

Burundi’s attempt to join the Southern African Development Community (SADC) is not necessarily a blow to the East African Community but it is a reminder of the tensions that remain in the regional grouping, especially over politics and governance arrangements.

Gambia’s President Barrow ‘allows six coup plotters back into army’
  Comments - 3 weeks ago

Gambian President Adama Barrow has allowed six soldiers convicted of plotting a coup against former leader Yahya Jammeh back into the armed forces, a military source told AFP Saturday.

South African coal truck drivers protest over renewable energy program
  Comments - 3 weeks ago

Several coal transporting trucks blocked highways in South Africa's capital on Monday to protest against the country's renewable power program after President Jacob Zuma showed support for the sector in speech to parliament last month.

After Jammeh, Gambians seek justice for the disappeared
  Comments - 4 weeks ago

When Gambian intelligence officers arrested journalist Ebrima Manneh at his newspaper, he asked an office guard to save some tea.

Where Africans with big dreams are nurtured
  Comments - 1 month ago

Local universities offer a wide range of Master in Business Administration (MBA) programmes which attract a huge number of students.

I will not impose successor, says Robert Mugabe as he turns 93
  Comments - 1 month ago

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe said on Saturday he would not impose his successor and that if the ruling ZANU-PF party felt he should retire, it would hold an extraordinary congress to choose a new leader.

Exclusive: How money flowed to Gambia's ex president
  Comments - 1 month ago

Funds from a dollar bank account in the name of the Jammeh Foundation for Peace, a charity founded by Gambia's former president Yahya Jammeh, flowed to Jammeh himself, not to foundation projects, according to bank records and interviews with a former charity official and a former presidential staff member.

National Leadership Retreat: unique way of holding leaders accountable
  Comments - 1 month ago

Provided for under the constitution, Umwiherero is chaired by the Head of State and during this time, presentations and discussions centre on a broad range of development challenges including but not limited to the economy, governance, justice, infrastructure, health and education.

At inauguration, Somali president calls on al Shabaab to surrender
  Comments - 1 month ago

Somalia's new president was inaugurated on Wednesday, promising his people that the era of al Shabaab and other Islamist militant groups was over.

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