As Kagame steps down, Egypt takes helm at African Union
Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who led an active, reformist tenure as African Union chair, on Sunday passes the baton to Egypt, seen as more likely to focus on security issues than expanding the powers of the body.
Paul Biya’s scandalous seventh term
President Paul Barthelemy Biya’a bi Mvondo (Paul Biya) of Cameroon won an unprecedented seventh term in office in the polls that were conducted recently in that country. Although the elections were marred by irregularities, the Biya-controlled election machinery went ahead to declare him winner. This again is a scandalous development for Africa. At 85 years,…
Rwanda becomes Arsenal's official tourism partner
Rwanda has become the official tourism partner of English football club Arsenal FC, whose players will sport a "Visit Rwanda" logo on their sleeves, the club announced Wednesday.
AU countries plan implementation of free trade deal
Although two African giants - Nigeria and South Africa -and nine other countries did not sign the agreement for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) in Rwanda last week, the 44 others are ready to implement the content of the trade deal, according to the President of the Africa Union.....
AU countries begin partial implementation of free trade deal without Nigeria, others
...Rwanda, Senegal take the lead Although two African giants- Nigeria and South Africa - and nine other countries did not sign the agreement for the African Continental Trade Area (AfCFTA) in Rwanda recently, the 44 others are ready to implement the content of the trade deal, according to the President of the Africa Union (AU)…
Scientists raise the bar on pan-African research, launch online journal
...Close gender gaps in science, President Kagame tells Africa The Next Einstein Forum, NEF, has launched the Scientific African, an open access multi-disciplinary journal to boost the global reach of research from Africa. Details of plans to unveil the online journal was given Monday evening at the ongoing second NEF global gathering of scientists at…
Cash, conflict and Kagame top AU summit agenda
Feted for turning around tiny, conflict-torn Rwanda, President Paul Kagame will have to tackle the far larger task of reforming the African Union as he takes over as chairman at its main annual summit.
Buhari urges African migrants to stay home, develop their economies
President Muhammadu Buhari has urged illegal migrants to stay back home and find ways to improve their economies rather than risk losing their lives in the Sahara Desert and the Mediterranean Sea.
Kagame critic questioned over 'state security' offences
Police in Rwanda said they are questioning a prominent critic of President Paul Kagame on suspicion of "offences against state security".