In the blink of an eye, on 15 August, Afghanistan fell under the control of the Taliban, again, in just under four months. Despite US and British ... presence for two decades there, the Afghan army was unable to fend off the jihadist fighters; but the might of the Taliban did not just grow overnight. There are people from all over the world, particularly in Africa, and namely Egypt, who have helped along the way.
DRC's government under President Félix Tshisekedi intends to implement new measures to prevent foreign operators from illegally exploiting mining ... sites. Chinese companies are not the only ones being targeted by these measures.
After a lull of eight months following Uganda’s election season that ended with a presidential election in January 2021, many civil society ... and NGO sector actors were hopeful that they would regain the breathing space that the government had stifled and access funds that had been withdrawn. Instead, it's only gotten worse.
On Monday, 24 hours after overthrowing president Alpha Condé, Mamady Doumbouya and his men summoned former government members to a meeting. No ... one missed it. Former Prime Minister Ibrahima Kassory Fofana was present, as was former Minister of Defense Mohamed Diané, and former Secretary-General of the Presidency, Kiridi Bangoura. Not even the former government spokesman, Tibou Kamara was left out - all had responded to the summons served the day before...not that they had much choice.
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The controversy playing out in Nigeria over Governor Nyesom Wike's new value-added tax (VAT) law in Rivers State is not so much about the expected ... earnings from the tax, but rather about how other states will respond. The law has brought back the debate about restructuring in Nigeria and some see it as a wake-up call for states to become more independent of Abuja.
Mamady Doumbouya, leader of the special forces, seized power on 5 September. The former French legionary returned to Guinea barely three years ... ago and managed to gain the confidence of President Alpha Condé, whom he has since turned against.
Chieftaincy is one of Ghana’s oldest traditional institutions. It has remained resilient despite attempts by both colonial and post-independent ... governments to control and undermine it. According to Article 270 of Ghana’s 1992 constitution, the chieftaincy institution is recognised as part of the country’s governance system.
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) and Rwanda's military interventions are delivering quick wins on the ground, but will that ... be enough to turn the tide of the Islamist insurgency in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado Province? Analysts have some doubts.
After Tunisia’s President Kaïs Saïed led an institutional coup de force on 25 July, the military rapidly mobilised itself, notably to prevent ... members of parliament from entering the Assembly. As a result, questions have been asked about the military’s involvement in the head of state’s surprising manoeuvre.