Thursday, May 6, 2021
By CHARLES ONYANGO-OBBO Last week a Nigerian political analyst sent out a note to a network of Africans who track security issues on the continent. It was a short worried note: “If you aren’t watching Nigeria, you must”, he said. Two...
President Idriss Deby, who won a 6th term on Monday, has died of injuries suffered on the frontline, an army spokesman said. Chad’s President Idriss Deby has died of injuries suffered on the frontline where he had gone to visit...
Vice President Samia Sulhu Hassan announces death of 61-year-old after weeks of uncertainty over his health and whereabouts. Tanzanian President John Magufuli has died, the country’s vice president has announced on state television, after weeks of uncertainty over his health...
Campaign posters of President Yoweri Museveni hang on a cable a day after the election commission said he won a sixth term in office. YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP via Getty Images Yoweri Museveni has claimed victory in Uganda’s recent elections, potentially extending his presidential rule...
Climate change has threatened the availability of high-quality mud for the buildings in Djenné, Mali From rock art in southern Africa to pyramids along the River Nile, humans have been leaving their mark across the continent for millennia. But extreme weather...
French Air Force soldiers work on a Boeing C135 parked on the French Air Force base in Niamey, Niger in December, 2017. Recent media reports claim that a covert Kenyan paramilitary team is responsible for the unconstitutional killing of terror suspects in...
African leaders at the 33rd African Union Heads of State Summit at the headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in February 2020. Since its inception in 2002 the African Union has been under pressure to resolve the extensive peace and security...
African Union Commission inaugurates African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) permanent secretariat as launchpad for Africa’s economic transformation The African Development Bank Group provided a $5 million institutional support grant to the AU towards the establishment of the AfCFTA secretariat ABIDJAN,...
Ethiopia’s on-going construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile River has attracted speculation that it could lead to a ‘water war’. There is no doubt that the dam has become a source of serious tension among Egypt, Ethiopia,...
FILE PHOTO: Civilians walk past graffiti reading in Arabic "Freedom, Peace, Justice and Civilian" in the Burri district of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan, July 10, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/File Photo KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan will permit non-Muslims to consume alcohol and...