Following a meeting on Thursday, Somalia’s political elite have finally managed to avert a crisis and elections are to be held in 60 days. ... 27 May 2021 will remain a historic moment for the country after the five regional states and Benadir regional administration signed an agreement paving way for free and fair elections.
Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni may be a household name, but Salim Saleh has been there all along advising his older brother on military matters ... within his capacity as a retired army officer, while building a name for himself in business.
It was a grand piece of theatre when Nigeria's Cross River State governor Ben Ayade strode onto the stage in Calabar to announce that he was ... defecting to the ruling All Progressives’ Congress on 20 May and dumping the opposition People’s Democratic Party.
After more than a year of waiting, Belgium has had a full government headed by Alexander De Croo since October 2020. Now is the perfect opportunity ... to relaunch a diplomatic policy that has been on the back burner for the past few months and that seems to focus on the past in order to establish its future relationship with the continent.
A recent study on effects of climate change on the tea sector in Kenya - the world's largest exporter of black tea - has revealed several challenges ... related to changing weather patterns in the East African country that has seen farmers and multinationals seek alternative solutions.
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Having leapfrogged Spain recently, Egypt is steadily edging closer to achieving its full potential as the world’s top orange exporter, a widely ... desirable prospect that might be overshadowing further opportunities to diversify into other high-quality citrus crops and spin-offs.
Using the lens of decolonisation, the Château des Ducs de Bretagne has invited Beninese artist Romuald Hazoumé and Ivorian historian Gildas ... Bi Kakou to bring a new perspective to its collections and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
Equity Group expects its BCDC operation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to make a “significant” contribution to group profitability ... from the second half of this year, CEO James Mwangi tells The Africa Report.
Although Ghana is highly respected for its press freedom credentials globally, the rights of its journalists have often been abused. In the last ... decade, the number of reported cases of torture and abuse of journalists by Ghanaian security agencies have increased significantly and the lack of prosecution or sanctions against errant officers is believed to have made the situation a worsening epidemic.
Abubakar Shekau, leader of the militant Islamist group Boko Haram, once the world's deadliest terrorist organisation and which is known to have ... killed at least 30,000 people in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region, has been reported dead. Far from fixing things, this may well strengthen ISWAP, a more 'effective' terrorist outfit which split from Boko Haram. Experts say this spells danger for Nigeria and the region, where the war on terror has raged ineffectually for over a decade.
When Prime Minister Ahmed Abiy came into power on a tide of popular protests, we shared the optimism of many in the international community that ... Ethiopia could successfully transition to democracy. Sadly, those hopes have been dashed.