A Nigerian court has sacked Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State nicknamed the ‘dancing governor’ and ordered that Gboyega Oyetola, an ... ally of frontline Presidential hopeful, Bola Tinubu, be inaugurated as governor. What could this mean for next month’s Presidential poll? And what role did new voting system BVAS play in the result?
The number of African artists and creatives working across the continent and its diaspora is rising. This number includes those doing remarkable ... work to meet the times, reshaping aesthetics and style, overturning stereotypes, and engaging social and cultural issues across Africa today. We look at the top 20 young creative minds across the continent and beyond.
With a recent legal victory, the ruling APC have clawed their way back into contention in Osun State. The PDP took the state in the gubernatorial ... contest of July 2022, and has been trying to weaken APC influence.
Kenyan President William Ruto has accused his predecessor, Uhuru Kenyatta, of conniving to subdivide thousands of acres in the coast region that ... was designated for large-scale government-driven food production.
Less than a month to Nigeria’s presidential election, the US has announced visa restrictions on Nigerian politicians who perpetrated violence ... previous polls. It may not be enough to deter election riggers, experts say.
Despite promises by Zimbabwean Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube to stabilise the southern African country’s currency, it keeps plunging with the ... Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) auction results showing that the exchange rate stands at Z$732 against the US dollar, up from Z$705 last month.
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In consecutive days this month, from 20-22 January, a trio of Africa’s brightest lights for freedom and accountability were violently extinguished. ... In just 72 hours, three of the continent’s most intrepid and well-respected leaders had been silenced.
Shinkolobwe means nothing to most people, despite the fact this city of Katanga has changed the course of history. It was from a mine located ... near this city that the uranium for the American Manhattan atomic programme came. At a time when the global energy transition is accelerating, Shinkolobwe, DRC, and more broadly Africa, have the opportunity to participate again in changing the world, in a peaceful way, thanks to their resources in “critical minerals”.
The commercial capital of Northern Nigeria is central to winning elections in the country. It has the second largest number of registered voters ... after Lagos, at 5.9 million. However, unlike Lagos, turnout is higher, and Kano regularly produces the highest number of votes in elections.
In the last three years, the world saw the onslaught of Covid-19 followed by the conflict in Ukraine. Meanwhile, the African Continental Free ... Trade Area (AfCFTA) continued to chug along. Wamkele Mene, Secretary General of the AfCFTA Secretariat, defended the organisation at the World Economic Forum, where he benefited from British think tank Odi. We break it down.
Stung by the victory of arch-enemy President Cyril Ramaphosa at the ANC presidential elections in mid-December, some leaders of the ANC faction ... loyal to ex-president Jacob Zuma have announced that they are quitting the ruling ANC party to form a new far-left, party called the Radical Economic Transformation Movement (RETMO).
The American aircraft manufacturer, Boeing, has been summoned to a court today in Texas, having been accused of having allegedly let fly a 737 ... MAX aircraft with defective software. Two of those aircraft crashed, one in Indonesia in 2018 and the other in Ethiopia a year later.
Drought-prone Zambia hopes the $2bn direct investment from the UAE will help to reboot its quest for more renewable power sources after previous ... similar attempts in cooperation with the World Bank and China stagnated on the southern African country’s swelling debt.
Kenya’s national workers union COTU and the opposition are protesting a move by President William Ruto’s government to continue with tax ... increases on key commodities and services affecting ordinary citizens at a time the majority of Kenyans are experiencing tough economic times.