Almost 10 years ago, Saif al-Islam - Muammar Gaddafi's son, who recently announced that he will be running for president in Libya’s upcoming ... election - was arrested in southern Libya. At the same time, his family eventually found refuge in Algeria.
With a debt already close to 70% of its GDP, the IMF projects that Kenya plans to borrow $12.4bn from foreign sources by June 2022. This, at ... a time when the country is at a high risk of debt distress and subject to zero limits on non-concessional borrowing. But the distress is also having a cause and effect on its population.
Scale, a Kenyan digital startup, is aiming to disrupt all aspects of procurement in Kenya and across the African continent by offering innovative ... solutions to suppliers, public procurement entities, private companies and even banks.
Growing up in the remote village of Maitengwe in Botswana, I never imagined I would one day lead critical multilateral conversations on global ... development, in a world struck by a pandemic, a worsening climate crisis and mired in recurrent conflicts.
After Egypt’s revolution in 2011, the first elections installed Mohamed Morsi - a member of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), who won the elections ... through his Freedom and Justice party - as president. The coup that ended his tenure on 14 August 2013 was followed by a deadly uprising of MB supporters known as the Rabaa Massacre. The uprising killed hundreds. Nine years later, some members and affiliates who survived the massacre believe the Muslim Brotherhood is no longer relevant. Is this true?
Ghana has joined other world leaders to commit to ending deforestation by 2030 at the recent United Nations global climate change conference, ... COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, but why are environmental groups unimpressed back home?
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After the recent deaths of three Algerian nationals in the disputed territory, the Polisario Front has vowed to step up its fighting and announced ... plans to carry out attacks in Morocco. An inside look at why the separatist group is issuing new threats.
"When I go around Africa, I don’t need a visa. I take my African passport and I go,” says Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the former African Union ... (AU) Commission chairperson who spearheaded the flagship Agenda 2063.
Libya’s High Electoral Commission has hampered Saif al-Islam Gaddafi and Béchir Saleh’s return to politics. Meanwhile, there is much uncertainty ... over whether the 24 December presidential election will take place as scheduled.
The announcement that the Russian security company Wagner may be arriving in Mali is causing controversy. However, this is only the latest act ... in the discreet and determined media offensive that Moscow is conducting in the country, which greatly displeases France.
French President Emmanuel Macron has committed himself to remaking the country's relationship with Africa. In 2017, six months after his inauguration, ... he visited the University of Ouagadougou, in Burkina Faso, where he gave a speech announcing a new French policy that focused on African youth.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed fears that the surprise opposition alliances in South Africa's newly-elected local councils could see ... service delivery and good governance upended. The governing African National Congress (ANC) was ousted in most of these.