Chad begins campaigning Saturday for a vote on a new constitution, in a perceived test of legitimacy for the ruling junta and the Itno dynasty's 30-year reign.
Conflict-weary Somalia was admitted Friday into the East African Community (EAC) as the eighth member of the bloc as it seeks to expand free trade across the region. "We have decided to admit the Federal Republic of Somalia under the treaty of accession," outgoing EAC chair, Burundian President Evariste Ndayishimiye, said at a summit of…
Senegalese President Macky Sall on Thursday inaugurated a United Nations regional headquarters near the capital Dakar to house all UN operations in the country, AFP journalists reported.
DR Congo's army has vowed to arrest and punish any soldiers in contact with the FDLR militia, citing "zero tolerance" for wrongdoers regardless of rank. The FDLR is a descendant of Rwandan Hutu extremist groups that fled into the Democratic Republic of Congo after carrying out the 1994 Tutsi genocide in Rwanda. The DRC is…
To highlight education as a critical imperative for accelerated development and spotlight the sector’s key players, Vive Africa has announced its definitive list of 25 Africans changing the face of education and creating sustainable impact.
Director General, Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), Prof. Eghosa Osaghae, has emphasised the role of collective action, solidarity and integration in driving Africa’s interest in global politics.
A car ploughed into a crowd of supporters of Liberian president-elect Joseph Boakai late Monday, injuring at least 16 people, police said. Police said they were searching hospitals for other victims, while Boakai's Unity Party said at least 10 people had died in the incident. "I can't confirm the total number (of casualties), but at…
Political veteran Joseph Boakai was on Monday declared winner of Liberia's presidential election, beating incumbent George Weah, the National Electoral Commission (NEC) said after completing the ballot count.
These days, when a Senegalese fisherman climbs into a canoe, it's likely to be the last time -- either he is leaving his life behind in hope of a new one in Europe, or failing in the attempt.
A spate of attacks in a disputed region claimed by both Sudan and South Sudan has left 32 people dead including a UN peacekeeper, local officials said.
Tanzania has announced the death of one of two nationals taken hostage by Hamas during the October 7 attacks on Israel. The Israeli government had named two students from Tanzania -- 22-year-old Clemence Felix Mtenga and 21-year-old Joshua Loitu Mollel -- among some 240 taken to the Gaza Strip. "It's with great sadness we confirm…
Liberian leader and football legend George Weah conceded defeat to opposition leader Joseph Boakai after a tight presidential run-off, saying it was "time to put national interest above personal interest".