Today Nigeria’s political system is more fiercely contested than ever with some militants trying to break up the federation – to what extent ... do these schisms have their roots in the extreme violence of Britain’s commercial exploitation of the territory and its colonial conquest ?
With a recent visit to neighbouring Kenya, Burundi’s President Evariste Ndayishimiye is carrying on his diplomatic mission to reestablish his ... country as a key strategic partner for trade, investment and politics in the East Africa Community, with a message that the tiny nation is ready for closer and better cooperation.
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Ahead of national elections slated for 21 June, Gambella, which sits close to the South Sudanese border, has much development potential, but ... is often cast aside by Addis Ababa and the international community. Instead, it is left to deal with its on-going tensions between the Anywaa and Nuer.
Ethio Telecom is increasingly the object of criticism within Addis Ababa’s highest spheres of influence. This has encouraged the Ethiopian ... government to initiate plans to partially privatise it as soon as possible.
For several weeks now, French personalities Rokhaya Diallo and Rachel Khan have been battling it out on social media and television platforms. ... One constantly questions the concepts of domination, inequality and belonging, while the other has become the new media figure of republican universalism. Can the two opposing stances converge?
While African nations are mobilising to manufacture vaccines locally, industrial capacity is uneven and negotiations with pharmaceutical giants ... such as Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer-BioNTech remain opaque.
Since Chad’s former president Idriss Déby Itno’s death, two of his sons have held power in N'Djamena: Abdelkerim and Mahamat, one in the ... shadows, the other in full view. This power dynamic has fuelled fears of dynastic succession.
Five months after ending his coalition with former president Joseph Kabila, DRC’s President Felix Tshisekedi has a new government. This should ... allow him to prepare for the 2023 election as well as make up time lost during the two years of laborious collaboration with his predecessor. Already halfway through his term, this seems like an immense task and time is running out.
Last year, Nigeria’s Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi began doing something unusual. Throughout his political career, the so-called ... 'Lion of Ubima', born in Rivers State and raised in the bustling state capital Port Harcourt, has always appeared in public wearing his trademark ornately embroidered cap.
While Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari travelled to Ghana over the weekend for a summit of the Economic Community of West African States ... (ECOWAS) that discussed the political crisis in Mali, at least 24 persons including Ahmed Gulak, a former presidential aide, were killed while two courts and police stations were razed in various states in the south-east. Yet, the growing insecurity is just one of the many challenges the president is struggling with - and many believe he has lost control of his administration.
Gold Fields’ plans to build a 40 MW solar power plant at its South Deep gold mine southwest of Johannesburg will reduce exposure to national ... utility Eskom, improve reliability and lower costs, Martin Preece, executive vice president for South Africa, tells The Africa Report.