Africa 

Ghana’s president denies asking APC presidential candidate, Tinubu to ‘give Peter Obi a chance’

Ghana’s president, Nana Akufo-Addo has dissociated himself from a social media post claiming he had written to the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressive Congress in the 2023 general elections Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to support Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi. Akufo-Addo described the viral post authored in his name as disturbing, completely false and mischievous. The president said… Read More
Africa 

Ivorian soldiers held for a month in Mali, negotiation favoured

Negotiations remain the preferred option to obtain the release of 49 Ivorian soldiers detained for a month in Bamako and accused by the military in power in Mali of being “mercenaries”, which Abidjan denies, claiming that they were on a mission for the UN. This case illustrates the tensions between Mali and Côte d’Ivoire, accused by Bamako of having incited… Read More
Africa 

Nigerian security forces arrest suspected perpetrators of church massacre

Security forces in Nigeria have arrested several suspects on Tuesday accused of carrying out an attack against a church last June. The attack in June 5th during morning services at St Francis Catholic Church in southwestern Nigeria left at least 40 people dead and many injured. Government officials accused Islamic State-affiliated jihadist group Iswap of the attacks. The suspects were… Read More
Africa 

No declaration Wednesday in Kenya’s vote, commission says

Kenyans are waiting for the results of a close but calm presidential election in which the turnout was notably lower than usual, and the electoral commission indicated it would be at least Thursday before a winner is declared. Tuesday’s election was likely the final try by longtime opposition leader Raila Odinga, who on his fifth attempt was backed by former… Read More
Africa 

82nd anniversary of the founding of the Libyan Army kicked off

Celebrations marking the 82nd anniversary of the founding of the Libyan Army kicked off Tuesday in Tripoli’s Martyr’s Square with a military parade. The event was attended by Abdelhamid Dbeibah, the Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity as well as the Chairman of the Presidential Council, Mohammad Younes Menfi. The ceremony, which was held in Tripoli’s Martyrs Square,… Read More
Africa 

Senegalese take to the streets to celebrate Tajabone

Singing and beating drums -many with their faces painted – Senegalese took to the streets to celebrate Tajabone, the West African version of Ashoura. Dancing through the streets of their neighbourhoods, Monday, the, mainly, young people stop at the homes of their friends to sing. And in exchange people donate money or food. “Since our childhood we have this atmosphere… Read More
Africa 

Nigeria arrests men suspected of deadly church attack

The suspected gunmen who killed dozens of worshippers during a church service in southwestern Nigeria in June have been arrested, Nigeria’s top military officer said on Tuesday (August 9). This comes two months after the attack which shocked many in the West African nation. “We have arrested those behind the dastardly act in Owo,” General Leo Irabor, Nigeria’s Chief of… Read More
Africa 

Kenyans vote in close-fought election race

Kenyans voted largely peacefully on Tuesday as two political heavyweights battled it out in a high-stakes race for the presidency of the East African powerhouse. The country is hoping for an orderly transition of power after almost a decade under two-term President Uhuru Kenyatta, but concerns about vote-rigging linger after past election disputes spiralled into bloodshed. Deputy President and erstwhile… Read More
Africa 

Vote counting underway after Kenya’s vote

Kenya voted for a new president on Tuesday against a backdrop of economic hardship and growing disenchantment with the political elite, with voting largely peaceful but producing low turnout in some areas. The country is hoping for an orderly transition of power after almost a decade under two-term President Uhuru Kenyatta, but concerns about vote-rigging linger after past election disputes… Read More
Africa 

DRC: Former Tshisekedi ally held for ‘insulting the President’

The former head of the presidential party in the Democratic Republic of Congo, who recently switched to the opposition, was arrested Tuesday in Kinshasa and transferred to prison in connection with proceedings for contempt of the head of state, a judicial source said. MP and former vice-president of the National Assembly “Jean-Marc Kabund has been placed under provisional arrest warrant”… Read More