A lull for the West African music genre Afrobeats was expected in the first month of 2023. This much can be predicted for the first quarter of ... 2023, a necessary spell of relative silence and rest from the dashing throttle of the last few months of 2022.
Divisional Commissioner Léopold Maxime Eko Eko, head of the General Directorate of External Research (DGRE), the Cameroonian counterintelligence ... service, had his presence requested at the State Secretariat for Defence on 1 February.
On 27 January, before the UN Security Council, a Malian civil society representative denounced abuses committed by the Malian Armed Forces (FAMA) ... and the Russian mercenaries in Mali. The head of Malian diplomacy, Abdoulaye Diop, was not pleased.
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Niger, a landlocked, French-speaking country of barely 25 million people, with an economy half the size of El Paso’s, wouldn’t normally qualify ... as a US priority. However, the vast, arid country is having a moment in Washington as a stand-out democracy amid a flurry of military coups that have toppled civilian rule in neighbouring Chad, Mali and Burkina Faso.
He wants to legalise marijuana, probe President Muhammadu Buhari, limit the influence of the west in Nigeria, free separatist leader Nnamdi Kanu ... and increase the minimum wage by 733% if he becomes the next President of Nigeria. Described as a revolutionary by his supporters but a traitor by the Nigerian government, Omoyele Sowore will be taking a second shot at the Presidency in this month's election.
Simultaneous visits to Zambia by International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva and US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen ... have put the spotlight on China’s crucial role in solving Africa's debt puzzle.