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Saturday, April 17, 2021
KIGALI, Rwanda Conducting elections amid the coronavirus pandemic presents a challenge in several African countries, according to analysts. More than 20 countries are scheduled to hold presidential, parliamentary or municipal elections on the continent. How it is being done Tanzanians are scheduled to...
“President Alpha Condé will indeed be our candidate in the presidential election,” said the Rally of the Guinean People (RPG-Arc-En-Ciel) in a statement read on national television RTG Monday night. The presidential party had “solicited” in early August the candidacy of...
Sudan’s government has agreed to a peace deal with five rebel groups in a move seen by observers as a significant step towards resolving multiple deep-rooted civil conflicts that have caused immense suffering in the country for decades. The agreement...
The Zimbabwe government has announced that it will offer land back to two categories of farmers who were dispossessed under land reform. As is the case with all things land, the announcement was met with outrage. “Mugabe turning in his grave,”...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa gained the upper hand in a power struggle in the nation’s deeply divided ruling party after surviving a bid to force him out of office, clearing the way for him to overhaul his cabinet. The...
A lobby group representing oil and chemical companies, including Shell, Exxon, Total, DuPont and Dow, has been pushing the Trump administration during the pandemic to use a US-Kenya trade deal to expand the plastic and chemical industry across Africa. Documents...
Nigeria’s current foreign exchange pressure that is likely to gain momentum in 2021 as the economy and imports recover will trigger a future adjustment of the nation’s currency to N430/$ next year, Bank of Africa analysts Rukayat Yusuf and...
A court has ruled the call to prayer at a mosque was too loud and ordered it toned down after a complaint from a nearby resident. Judge Sidwell Mngadi from the Kwazulu-Natal High Court in Durban issued a court order against...
The headlines, especially in the Western press, suggest that Africa is back again in the news for the wrong reasons.  Misery has really never been too far away, but in the last few years, foreign journalists looking for stories of...
He died at home in Los Angeles with his wife and family by his side, a statement posted on social media said. Boseman was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago but had not made the information public. The news has...