Lazarus Chakwera’s victory as the new president of Malawi represents a remarkable reversal of fortunes for Peter Mutharika, who almost a year ... ago was declared the winner in national polls. But the decision was annulled by the country’s judges, and a date for a new election set.
While Fayez al-Sarraj is the leading man of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), other leaders have emerged, primarily following ... the operation to defend the Libyan capital from General Khalifa Haftar’s troops, which launched an offensive on the city in April 2019. Who are these men and what are their personal ambitions?
The Egyptian Parliament passed a law on 6 July requiring military personnel who wish to run for presidential, legislative or local elections ... to seek the endorsement of the powerful military council headed by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Additionally, the state of emergency law was ratified at the end of April, extending the powers of Sisi; a measure taken in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and denounced by NGOs.
The virus causing COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the planet, threatening both millions of lives, and the global economy. Governments, ... multilateral institutions and investors are taking urgent action to respond to the health and economic crises.
After Benin withdrew from the race for head of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and Nigeria finally nominated Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to represent ... it, Egyptian lawyer Abdel Hamid Mamdouh says he is the AU's only legitimate candidate for the WTO leadership.
The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) is the leading business association focused solely on promoting business and investment between the United ... States and the African continent. In this time of pandemic, both the continent and the US are looking for ways to strengthen their relationship.
With former chief of staff Vital Kamerhe out of the game, there has been a staff shakeup at the government offices housed within the walls of ... the Cité de l’Union Africaine. We delve into the personnel changes impacting the presidency.
Over the course of the past few months, many of Africa’s key markets responded to the growing threat of COVID-19 by adopting stringent lockdown ... conditions. What’s become increasingly clear since then is the economic costs of the crisis are likely to be particularly severe across the sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region.
COVID-19 has disrupted the global economy with the uprooting of supply chains. The decades-long, single-minded focus on optimising supply chains ... helped the world minimize costs, reduce inventory, and boost asset utilisation.
The Paris Court of Appeal confirmed the dismissal of the investigation into the attack that brought down the plane carrying Rwandan President ... Juvénal Habyarimana on 6 April 1994. The case has poisoned French-Rwandan relations for more than 20 years now.
Currently head of France’s Foundation for the Commemoration of Slavery (Fondation pour la mémoire de l'esclavage), the former French foreign ... minister revisits the debate raging over France’s role in the slave trade and the reappraisal of its historical figures.
An International Monetary Fund support program for Zambia is urgently needed as such an agreement would show that the government is serious about ... economic reform, a representative of the country’s creditors tells The Africa Report.