Returnees who moved back to their native states in southern Nigeria -- including Akwa Ibom, Delta, Rivers, Ondo and Bayela -- have largely been ... left to their own devices, as political maneuverings stall almost every opportunity to resettle and reintegrate the returnees.
For more than a century, historians have supported the idea of a 'Bantu Expansion' that, starting in West Africa several millennia ago, spread ... across the southern half of the continent. But new research from an international team casts doubt on this version of events.
On 11 April, Chadians voted in the first round of the country’s presidential election. Idriss Déby Itno is the overwhelming favourite, but ... the election is not without its challenges, as his supporters admitted that the question of his succession is of increasing importance.
Supported by strong partnerships, Djibouti is substantially increasing its share of renewable energy within its electricity production. Its stated ... ambition - to become the first country in Africa to be entirely reliant on green energy - has been mocked. But this skepticism is not entirely unfounded.
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In “Bob Marley and the Dictator's Daughter”, French journalist Anne-Sophie Jahn looks back at the passionate love affair between reggae star ... Bob Marley and Pascaline Bongo, the daughter of Gabon's former president Omar Bongo. This relationship helped the singer to strengthen his African roots.
Botswana’s stock exchange plans to introduce global depositary receipts (GDRs) and trading in short-term debt instruments to attract issuers ... and increase the market’s liquidity, CEO Thapelo Tsheole tells The Africa Report.
It suits Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi’s government that the Islamic State rebel group claims it organised the attack in late March of ... this year on Palma –– it helps distract from the crime and corruption at the heart of the problem.
With Donald Trump gone, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has lost a powerful ally in Washington. US lobbyists are trying to improve his ... regime’s image with new the Democratic administration, which values the issue of human rights more than the former president.
After overseeing an effective response to the Covid-19 health crisis and a speedy economic recovery, and with no real opponent to speak of, is ... incumbent president Ismail Omar Guelleh a shoe-in in Djibouti’s latest election?
Famine in Tigray: ‘I have never documented anything as relentless & systematic as what we’re seeing’
If the fighting in Ethiopia's Tigray does not stabilise soon, its people will face starvation and more devastation than the famine that nearly ... destroyed them in the 1980s, says a report just published by the World Peace Foundation.
Without an end to the fighting in Tigray, its people will face starvation more devastating than the “biblical famine” that tore through the ... region in the 1980s, according to a heavily-detailed survey by researchers from the US-based World Peace Foundation.