Africa Mali West Africa World 

The Malian professor jailed for criticizing military junta

Malian professor, Étienne Fakaba Sissoko had written a book but little did he know that act would send him to jail. The economist professor was jailed for two years for his criticism the current military junta. The 41-year-old academic, has been in custody since March this year, charged with defamation and damaging the state’s reputation by distributing fake news. The… Read More
Africa South Africa Southern Africa World 

South Africa’s top court bars Zuma from contesting election

South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma cannot run in this month’s general elections after the country’s top court ruled to bar him. Zuma, who resigned as president in 2018, fell out with the governing African National Congress (ANC). He has been campaigning for a new party called uMkhonto we Sizwe (MK) named after the ANC’s formed armed wing. Zuma was… Read More
Africa South Africa Southern Africa World 

South Africa: Rescue efforts end at collapsed building

South Africa has announced an end to rescue efforts at the site of a building collapse in George. At least 33 construction workers died from the disaster with 19 people still unaccounted for when the five-storey luxury apartment building collapsed on May 6. 29 survivors were pulled from the debris though and most of them receiving medical treatment. The rescue… Read More
Africa Featured Gambia Human Rights West Africa World 

Gambia’s Fatou Baldeh to receive 2024 Women’s Rights Award

Gambian women’s rights activist Fatou Baldeh will be honored with the Geneva Summit Women’s Rights Award later this month. She has been campaigning to end female genital mutilation, a practice that she survived and now dedicates herself to ending. Baldeh will receive the prestigious prize on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at the annual Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy, a cross-regional… Read More
Africa Technology World 

Exploring the Future of Online Entertainment and Virtual Communities

The world of virtual communities and online entertainment is changing dramatically as the digital era progresses. These platforms are changing not just how we watch entertainment but also how we communicate and engage with people around the world. The frontiers of technological innovation are expanding with the advent of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), opening up new avenues… Read More
Africa Central Africa World 

Chad’s Mahamat Déby prolongs stay in power with election victory

Chad’s military ruler Mahamat Déby will now prolong his stay in power following his recent presidential vote victory. He has now legitimised his grip on power after the country’s National Election Management Agency boss Ahmed Bartichet confirmed his victory. Deby secured 61.3% of the vote while his closest rival, Prime Minister Succes Masra, won 18.53%. The 40 year old was… Read More
Africa Southern Africa World Zimbabwe 

Zimbabwe: Court clears 12 opposition candidates to contest election

Zimbabwe’s Supreme Court has cleared 12 candidates from the opposition Citizens Coalition for Change to contest in this month’s general election. By this ruling, the Supreme Court has quashed a High Court ruling that said they had registered after the deadline. Four candidates from smaller opposition parties were also reinstated on the ballot, following the unanimous decision from the judges.… Read More
Africa Southern Africa World Zimbabwe 

Zimbabwe: Court clears 12 opposition candidates to contest election

Zimbabwe’s Supreme Court has cleared 12 candidates from the opposition Citizens Coalition for Change to contest in this month’s general election. By this ruling, the Supreme Court has quashed a High Court ruling that said they had registered after the deadline. Four candidates from smaller opposition parties were also reinstated on the ballot, following the unanimous decision from the judges.… Read More