Nigeria's turbulent and hamstrung history has plenty to tell us about the current malaise. And, as says writer Maya Angelou, "If you don't know ... where you have come from, you don't know where you are going."
No one is surprised that Uganda’s long-term President Yoweri Museveni has won a sixth term in office. But the real change has been a changing ... of the guard in the opposition, with long-term opponent Kizza Besigye supplanted as the key political foe to Museveni by Bobi Wine. Both in parliament, and as target for Museveni's security services.
Despite another meeting held on 13 January, Félix Tshisekedi and his two new allies still do not agree on the appointments of several heads ... of major institutions, following the end of the alliance between the head of state and Joseph Kabila.
Kenyan Treasury officials are no doubt worried about what's going to happen next Thursday. The date marks the end of a five year repayment holiday ... given by the China Exim Bank for the $1.4 billion loan used to build the Nairobi to Naivasha Standard Gauge Railway.
As countries across the world begin to purchase and roll out COVID-19 vaccines, a key question is how far the vaccine is from reaching Africa ... and how accessible it will be for the continent. Moina Spooner, Commissioning Editor with The Conversation Africa, asked Mosoka Fallah, an expert on infectious diseases, to provide his insights.
“The gold business is changing, many of the bigger companies are changing their strategies,” says Richard Morgan, head of government relations ... at mining giant Anglo American. “We are doing much less in Africa and no gold at all. South Africa may still have massive gold reserves but for a big company it’s all about the business case,” he adds.
On the second day of his trial for corruption and forgery charges, Beny Steinmetz spent seven hours answering questions at the Geneva Criminal ... Court. He had one objective: to not give the impression of being the one who makes the decisions of his company, BSGR.
For two days in November 2020, Uganda witnessed some of the most violent riots in a decade. The riots were triggered by the arrest of opposition ... presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, who is challenging the incumbent Yoweri Museveni in the February 14, 2021, election.
Aurélien Agbénonci, Benin's foreign affairs minister, complained to his Nigerian counterpart, Geoffrey Onyeama, that goods are still being ... blocked at the border of the two countries, despite Abuja announcing its reopening almost a month ago.
Slapped with sentences ranging from two and a half to five years in prison in the 100 days programme trial, Modeste Makabuza and Benjamin Wenga ... were released on 8 January, with no formal reason given.
Elon Musk, the one-of-a-kind South African boss of Tesla and SpaceX, briefly saw his fortune exceed that of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. Here is ... the life story of the genius who seeks to explore space.