South Africans are about to vote in the most competitive election they’ve had since democracy began in 1994. But, despite this, the poll will have far more impact on the factional battle within the governing African National Congress (ANC) than on...
JOHANNESBURG,South Africa, Monday April15th, 2019,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- The Appellate Division of the COMESA Court of Justice has allededly rigged judgement in favour of the Government of Malawi against Malawi Mobile Ltd, where judges unscrupulously peddled their assistance to litigants...
Following months of protests, and a prolonged sit-in outside the military headquarters in Khartoum, Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir was placed under house arrest on April 11 as the country’s military prepared for a transitional government. Many have described the Sudanese uprising...
It has been a little over a month since Felix Tshisekedi became the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC’s) head of state. Protests that followed the presidential election seem to be dwindling. And internationally the African Union and Western countries, including...
In our first OkayAfrica 100 Women event of 2019, we are bringing 100 women honorees NYT-best selling author, Clemantine Wamariya, and celebrated phototgrapher Laylah Barrayn for an evening of storytelling. Develop a deeper connection to your history through the lens of lineage and...
Algeria’s 82-year-old president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, whose has been in office since 1999, is seeking a fifth term – and many Algerians are not pleased with his decision. There has been relatively little public opposition to Bouteflika’s continued reign over the past 20 years....
The world is making remarkable progress in combating poverty. From 2000 to 2013, the portion of the world’s population living on less than the international poverty line of US$1.90 a day fell from 28.5 % to 10.7 %. That’s about one...
Nigeria has postponed its 2019 presidential elections. The presidential and parliamentary votes have been rescheduled for February 23rd and the gubernatorial, state assembly and federal area council elections have been rescheduled for March 9th. The Independent National Electoral Commission made the announcement hours before...
The sudden resignation of World Bank President Jim Yong Kim has rekindled debate about leadership succession and the mission of the international financial institution. US president Donald Trump has nominated his preferred candidate, David Malpass, who is known for his sharp criticisms of the World Bank...
By Peter J. Jacques Life and death for whole communities hang in the balance of achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that include eliminating poverty, conserving forests, and addressing climate change, passed by the United Nations unanimously in 2015....

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