Ten years on from the mass protests that shook Egypt, activists and protesters say nothing has improved, as President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi's ... militarised regime is dominating the public sphere. Citizens warn that police brutality, corruption and poverty are rampant.
The African National Congress has postponed at the 11th hour a long-awaited discussion on the fate of its highest-ranking full-time official, ... secretary general Ace Magashule. Magashule has refused to step down as recommended last month by the party’s integrity commission, consisting of elders appointed to police leaders’ morals, after he was charged with corruption.
The two heads of state met face-to-face on January 19 to discuss the partial reopening of the border between Benin and Nigeria. Patrice Talon ... made a proposal to Muhammadu Buhari to install Nigerian customs police at Benin's port. Buhari in turn expressed his displeasure at the return of smuggling across the border.
Through thick and thin, the United Arab Emirates has been a longtime supporter of Egypt in the fight to defeat political Islam, until now. Libya ... has shown itself to be the one thing that will divide these longtime allies.
In exile, the former president of the National Assembly maintains his strategy: by taking a tough stance and refusing to give in to Alassane ... Ouattara. But will he be able to maintain his position on the Ivorian political chessboard, despite the distance?