The arrest of Tanzania's Freeman Mbowe - who heads the largest opposition party Chadema - on terrorism charges is one that has no basis says ... Anna Henga, the director general of the Legal and Human Rights centre (LHRC). Speaking to The Africa Report, she explains a string of worrisome incidents that have occurred since Samia Suluhu Hassan took over as president.
Tibou Kamara, the personal adviser and friend to Guinea's deposed president Alpha Condé, was released on 19 September in the mid-afternoon, ... after his sudden arrest from his home in Conakry the previous night.
Amid an unexpected surge in demand and price boom for commodities, some miners in South Africa are sitting on stockpiles and struggling to reach ... 2019 export targets because of bottlenecks on rail and capacity problems at the country’s ports.
It has been more than three months since the death of Nigeria's controversial and beloved Pastor TB Joshua of the Synagogue Church of All Nations ... (SCOAN). However, the church is still reeling from the impact of his death, mainly as a result of the lack of a succession plan, a rebellion and an alleged attempt to steal from the church.
UN’s Permanent Forum of People of African Descent: Role for diaspora on ‘the future that Africa deserves’
As the world prepares for this year’s annual United Nations General Assembly, I am pleased to see the organisation will make good on its promise ... to elect members to the newly established Permanent Forum of People of African Descent.
After several weeks of uncertainty, President Emmanuel Macron confirmed that French forces had killed Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi, leader of the ... Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (IS-GS). We take a look back to how the French forces managed to achieve this.
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When Constantino Chiwenga, Zimbabwe's vice-president and health minister, suspended by-elections in October 2020 citing Statutory Instrument ... (SI) 225A as a means to curb Covid-19, many believed a new date would be set. Instead, the government has remained silent on the matter, with many wondering if this is truly a measure to control the pandemic, or a strategy by the ruling Zanu PF to stop the MDC Alliance from winning back seats it lost after the recall by its breakaway party, the MDC-T.
A series of lockdowns in Nigeria's southeast caused by the separatist Indigenous People of Biafra (IBOB) sit-at-home directives are causing unprecedented ... hardship and losses never seen since the time of the civil war. There is even a bigger challenge: the situation seems to be out of control, for both the IPOB and governors across the five states in the region.
Eskom, South Africa’s state-owned power utility, is facing a litany of challenges. The Conversation Africa asked Professor Anton Eberhard, ... director of the Power Futures Lab at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business, to pose questions to the power utility’s CEO, André de Ruyter.
The Joe Biden administration has put Ethiopia on notice that it needs to see rapid progress on ceasefire negotiations and humanitarian access ... to Tigray if Addis Ababa wants to avoid a raft of painful sanctions.
Ahead of the 2023 general elections in Nigeria, a former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, who was President Muhammadu Buhari’s fiercest ... critic, has joined the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC). While the move has divided the APC, it appears to be an attempt by Buhari to counter powerful presidential aspirant Bola Tinubu in the south west.