Although his sentence was reduced, former cabinet director Vital Kamerhe has been found guilty of “misappropriation” of public funds. His ... party, the "Union pour la Nation Congolaise" (UNC), has denounced this “political trial” and threatened to “no longer participate in [state] institutions.” This could cause further upheaval within the ruling “Union Sacrée” alliance
Nigeria is currently facing an asymmetrical war. There are battles against Islamist terrorists, bandits, militants, pirates and separatists, ... a situation which has placed the most populous African country as number three on the Institute for Economics and Peace's Global Terrorism Index. But policy and personnel changes mean that a large number of senior officials could be forced into retirement. With activists and analysts already sounding the alarm about the rise in insecurity, will those personnel changes have a major impact on how the country responds to these threats?
A report about a worrying increase in violence in the Benin has caused a stir in Cotonou. Its authors claim that jihadists are operating on Beninese ... territory and that the authorities are trying to minimise the threat. Unofficially, the latter deny its content and criticise its methodology. But at what point should Benin's authorities start paying attention?
One of the original 'China in Africa' memes that still endures today among many people on the continent is that the “Chinese want to colonise ... Africa” and want to “invade” the continent using a mix of debt traps, trade dependency, and immigration.
The Cannes Festival, which was cancelled in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will take place this year from 6 to 17 July, with two African ... films in the line-up. It is expected that the world’s largest film festival will be able to proceed almost as normal, thanks to a decline in the number of Covid cases worldwide.
The terrorism of the Oromo Liberation Army is not advancing Oromo interests. Nonviolence succeeds more often than violence in securing political ... power. Its adherents are sometimes killed and hurt. But the number of casualties is less than those in war, and the political gains from nonviolence tend to be more durable.
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To say I’m disappointed in Britain would be an understatement. I think for many British Africans, we have gotten to a point where we are either ... questioning our place in British identity or ready to completely denounce it.
Saïd Chengriha, head of the Algerian army, has gone to Paris to discuss the Sahel’s new security situation, nearly a week after France’s ... President Emmanuel Macron announced the end of Operation Barkhane.
On 21 June, Ethiopians will vote in legislative and regional elections. Twice postponed due to Covid-19 and security issues, the upcoming ballot ... promises to be crucial for Africa’s second most populous country. What are the various flashpoints around Ethiopia? Who are the main parties? Here are 10 things you should know ahead of the polls.
Despite his arrest and imprisonment, Côte d'Ivoire's former president Laurent Gbagbo had the unwavering support of a core group of people. Some ... were arrested and also imprisoned; others went into exile after his fall. We take a look at those who have been waiting for his return eight years after leaving the country.
The handover of power between Firmin Ngrebada and Henri-Marie Dondra, the new CAR prime minister, took place on 15 June. We reveal the backstory ... of how Ngrebada got caught up in France and Russia’s power struggle.
Kenneth Kaunda, one of Zambia’s former presidents fondly known as KK, died at the age of 97 on 17 June. A pan-Africanist, Kaunda is being mourned ... at home and the continent. He will be most remembered for his unwavering support of Southern African nationalism.
The former president returns today, 17 June, to Côte d'Ivoire, a decade after his arrest and three months after the International Criminal Court ... (ICC) acquitted him. His supporters await his return with enthusiasm but some Abidjanis remain apprehensive.
Zambian Independence leader Kenneth Kaunda has died in a military hospital in Lusaka. A much-beloved leader for his willingness to step down ... after losing an election, nationalising the assets of DeBeers and Oppenheimer, and facing down apartheid South Africa.
Ghana's upstream petroleum sector is going through a tricky patch. American giant ExxonMobil's unexpected exit from the sector has only ramped ... up anxiety. And it is not just Exxon: TotalEnergies is also actively moving away from crude in Nigeria. Ghana will need to aggressively tackle many challenges while quickly repositioning itself in the face of a global energy transition.