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 Central Africa World 

Gabon’s President Bongo to seek third term in office

Gabon President Ali Bongo has announced plans to seek a third term in office in next month’s presidential election. General elections are scheduled for August 26. He intends putting in a re-election bid that would extend his family’s 56-year grip on power. “Because nothing matters more than your success, I am announcing today that I am a candidate”, Bongo told… Read More
Africa Central Africa East Africa Rwanda World 

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame sacks 244 soldiers

Over 200 soldiers including senior military officers have been sacked from the Rwanda Defence Force (RDF). They were sacked by President Paul Kagame. The dismissed officers include Maj Gen Aloys Muganga who served as commander of the reserve forces from 2018 to 2019 and Brig Gen Francis Mutiganda, who headed the external security in the national intelligence service. In all,… Read More
Africa Central Africa World 

DRC’s education minister impregnates his deputy

Some citizens of the Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC) have taken to social media to express their disgust over reports of Education Minister impregnating his deputy. Several newspapers are reporting that the Congo minister of Primary Secondary and Technical Education (EPST), Tony Mwaba Kazadi has impregnated his Deputy Minister, Aminata Namasia. The reports suggest that the minister claims it was an… Read More
Africa Central Africa World 

Germany expels Chad’s ambassador in a retaliatory move

Chad’s ambassador to Germany has been expelled in a retaliatory move by Germany after the Central African nation expelled the European nation’s ambassador over the weekend. Germany’s foreign ministry said Chad’s Mariam Ali Moussa has to leave the country within 48 hours. “In response to the unfounded expulsion of our Ambassador to Chad, we today summoned the Chadian Ambassador in… Read More
Africa Central Africa World 

German ambassador to Chad leaves after expulsion

The German ambassador to Chad has left the country after the military government expelled him. Chad wanted Jan-Christian Gordon Kricke out of the country for what it says was due to his “impolite attitude” and “lack of respect for diplomatic customs.” The country’s Communication Ministry said in a statement last week that Kricke, who has been serving as Germany’s ambassador… Read More
Africa Central Africa Central African Republic China World 

China outraged over the killing of its nationals in Central African Republic

China has expressed outrage at the killing of nine of its nationals in the Central African Republic. The Chinese were killed in an attack by militants at a gold mine outside the capital city, Bangui. The victims are said to have been working in a goldmine run by the Gold Coast Group. Gunmen stormed the gold mining site to carry… Read More
Africa Central Africa World 

DR Congo: Pope Francis calls for an end to ethnic differences

Pope Francis who is visiting the Democratic Republic of Congo has called for an end to ethnic differences. The pope is visiting Congo for the first time and it is also the first time a catholic pope is visiting the country since 1980. Pope Francis told young people in Congo that putting aside ethnic differences and building a new future… Read More
Africa Cameroon Central Africa World 

Cameroon: Outspoken journalist found dead after abduction

An outspoken Cameroonian journalist, Martinez Zogo who was abducted by unidentified assailants has been found dead. His mutilated body was found on Sunday near the capital Yaounde five days after he was abducted, the press union said on Sunday.“Cameroonian media has just lost one of its members, a victim of hatred and barbarism,” Cameroon’s journalists’ trade union said in a… Read More
Africa Central Africa World 

DR Congo: 145 passengers missing in boat disaster

At least 145 passengers are reported missing after a boat with goods and animals sank in a river in the northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Local authorities said that about 55 people survived the disaster which happened on Tuesday night. The boat which was heading for neighbouring Republic of Congo capsized on the Lulonga River near the town of… Read More