Ethiopia's government has been facing mounting pressure amidst internal conflict in Tigray and regional tensions around its Grand Renaissance ... Dam (GERD). In an effort to smooth over relations with the US - a once powerful ally - Addis Ababa has hired law firm Holland & Knight to assist with lobbying actions in Washington. What strategy is Abiy Ahmed's government taking?
France may talk the talk when it comes to its concerns over Egypt's handling of human rights, but at the end of the day, the African country ... is its best customer of arms and closest ally in the fight against political Islam.
South Africa's health minister Zweli Mkhize is the latest and the most high profile government leader to become embroiled in the country's growing ... list of Covid-19-related scandals, so far totalling almost R2bn ($146m).
Although Mali has been suspended from Ecowas, and the West African heads of state have condemned the second coup d'état led by Assimi Goïta ... in less than a year, it has remained silent regarding his appointment as president.
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On the afternoon of 24 May, the Malian transitional president, Bah Ndaw, and his prime minister, Moctar Ouane, were arrested by members of the ... armed forces and taken to the Soundiata Keïta military facility in Kati, a camp that has been at the heart of every coup that has taken place in the country.
Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa time as head of the country has been marred by tyranny and dictatorship while he surrounds himself with ... people from his Midlands Province to keep him in power. A strategy he has been perfecting since assuming the presidency in 2017.
The diplomatic relationship between Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been fluctuating -worsening and improving - during the ... 35 years that Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has been in power. But a new deal could steer the fairweather friendship towards a win-win situation.
Côte d’Ivoire's Adama Bictogo, the RHDP party’s number two, is a patient man. He has known President Alassane Ouattara for more than a quarter ... of a century, but acknowledges that he has nothing to gain by leaving the pack too soon. Will he ever be able to aim higher than simply being a shrewd politician and businessman?