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,…
Ujiri tops list of coaches for Giants of Africa Nigerian camp
Originator of the Giants of Africa basketball talents hunt, Masai Ujiri will lead the cast of illustrious coaches for the Nigerian leg of the programme slated to run in Lagos from August 21 to 25.
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.
Trump sends 'warmest regards' to African leaders after reported slur
US President Donald Trump on Friday asked the African Union chairman to pass on his "warmest regards" to other regional leaders at a summit this weekend, after sparking outrage with a reported slur against Africans.
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".
French, Rwandan presidents hold rare meeting amid tense diplomatic ties
Rwandan President Paul Kagame has met with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron in New York for rare talks, Kigali said Tuesday, as diplomatic ties remain icy over the 1994 genocide.