In Africa's most populous nation, a differing of opinions is a given. But when it comes views on homosexuality and queerness in the country, ... those of the elite take precedence. The colonial legacy in Nigeria has left the country, like many others, with a bias against non-heterosexual relations. And this has in turn been eaten up and spat out by the major religious institutions in the country.
Ahead of general elections in Kenya slated for 9 August 2022, a curious change is taking place in the region of Mount Kenya. For the first time, ... a fairly new party - the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) - is gaining traction under the leadership of William Ruto. But will this be enough to ensure a fourth president comes out of the region?
During the evening of 25 July, President Kaïs Saïed surprised his government with the announcement of the suspension of the activities of the ... National Assembly and the removal of the head of government, Hichem Mechichi. How did Tunisia get here?
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Feted as an accomplished technocrat who managed to get things done while Buhari was away on repeated bouts of ill health, vice president Yemi ... Osinbajo angered the cabal surrounding Buhari by sacking DSS security chief Lawal Daura. Since then, his chances of seizing the presidency dwindled, as his opportunities for action have been increasingly curtailed by Buhari's administration.
A long read on Osinbajo's chances ahead of the 2023 presidential poll.
The new US administration is looking to turn the page on Donald Trump’s disdainful attitude to Africa even as it doubles down on the former ... president’s signature African initiative this week at the first US-Africa gathering in the Joe Biden era.
After weeks of steady decline in the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases, Nigeria is now responding to what authorities are describing as a “likely ... third wave” of the pandemic, led by the more contagious Delta variant. But Chikwe Ihekweazu, the man at the centre of Nigeria’s Covid-19 response, tells The Africa Report that there is greater risk of a surge in infections as more people disregard the public health measures in place.
As bandwidth doubles in just a few years on the continent, companies and governments are increasingly able to rely on cloud computing to cut ... costs. A new wave of investment - originally centred on South Africa and now spreading across the continent - is seeing domestic African players compete with global heavyweights.
What was supposed to be a day of celebration almost turned into a tragedy. On 20 July - following the prayer of Tabaski (Eid el-Kebir), the feast ... of sacrifice, at Bamako’s Grand Mosque - Mali’s transitional president Colonel Assimi Goïta was targeted in an attempted assassination.