NIAMEY - African leaders launched a continental free-trade zone on Sunday that if successful would unite 1.3 billion people, create a $3.4 trillion economic bloc and usher in a new era of development. After four years of talks, an agreement...
For a period of time between 1986 and the early 2000s Uganda was considered to be a country committed to democratic reform. But in recent years the democratic space has shrunk dramatically. In a recently published journal article I argue that two...
The leaders spoke during a high-level presidential dialogue on day two of the African Development Bank’s 2019 Annual Meetings MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, June 12, 2019/ -- Leaders from four African countries on Wednesday shared their vision for an integrated and...
The African Union (AU) suspended Sudan on Thursday, demanding a "civilian-led transitional authority" to resolve an entrenched and bloody crisis. Calls for the AU to take action had mounted after Monday's crackdown on protesters who had camped outside army headquarters...
On June 5, a group of at least five police officers punched and kicked Bartels, a reporter with the privately owned Nigeria Info radio station, beat him on the knees with pieces of wood, and arrested him for filming...
Russia has never had an African colony. It stayed out of the scramble for Africa, only engaging with African states in the 19th Century. In 1869, for instance, the Russians gave Ethiopia military support to threaten the position of the...
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...

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