Despite his earlier promises to govern for only a single term, Benin’s President Patrice Talon is standing for re-election on 11 April and ... looks to be heading towards victory. Talon’s economic record remains strong and he has sidelined the opposition.
Events in Niger took a dramatic turn days before the country was about to make history by conducting the first transfer of power from one democratically ... elected government to another since its independence from France in 1960.
DRC’s former President Joseph Kabila's ‘Front Commun pour le Congo’ (FCC) has been facing an unprecedented crisis ever since he broke with ... Félix Tshisekedi. Between feelings of resentment and a desire for reform, the former president's group is preparing to reorganise itself.
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Hit hard by the pandemic and with minimal government support, tourism professionals in Egypt's ancient city of Luxor and across the country have ... been forced to change occupations to support their families. With tourism a fifth of Egypt's economy, many are praying for the return of lucrative cruise ship passengers.
Food certification schemes are more prevalent than ever in Africa, driven by demand in developed countries, with a range of labels dominating ... the landscape, from Rainforest Alliance certified cocoa in Côte d’Ivoire to organic Tunisian olive oil and fair-trade mangoes in Senegal.
The ICC Appeals Chamber has confirmed the acquittal of Laurent Gbagbo and Charles Blé Goudé, pronounced at first instance on 15 January 2019. ... The decision means that Cote d’Ivoire’s former president will be allowed to return home.
Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile, Governor of the Bank of Uganda since 2001, has been reapproved by parliament for another five-year term. Seen as ... physically frail albeit mentally strong, many wonder what is really behind his reappointment.
In Zimbabwe, over 20,000 families are facing displacement from urban areas following a crackdown on land barons by President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s ... government. Many of these residential settlements were created under Mugabe, when the ruling party Zanu-PF used land in urban areas to lure voters.
As Nigeria faces down a coronavirus pandemic, and doctors launch a national strike to protest against working conditions and salary arrears, ... the President has left the country to seek medical assistance in the United Kingdom. An irony that has not gone unnoticed. Buhari has now spent 170 days abroad for treatment during his presidency.
After six days of waiting for the 'Ever Given' cargo ship blocking the Suez Canal to be refloated, hundreds of stranded ships restarted their ... engines and got in line to cross the waterway cheered by tugboat horns. But celebrations were rapidly followed by concerns over the challenges facing the canal.