ECOWAS Ultimatum to Niger Tests Regional Resolve

Abuja, Nigeria - The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has given the new military junta in Niger one week to release ousted president Mahamadou Issoufou or face regional sanctions....

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Niamey, Niger - On July 26th, 2023, a military coup took place in Niger, with rebel soldiers seizing control of the presidential palace and declaring they had taken over the government. This marks ...

What does the Coronation of the King of Charles III mean for Africa and the Commonwealth?

As King Charles III ascends to the British throne as the head of the Commonwealth, Africa's 19 member nations face both challenges and opportunities. Amid a rapidly changing global landscape, the K...

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Nigeria election chief urged to resign as opposition candidates contest the results of the $661 million botched ballot

| Peterclaver Egbochue
It was touted as what would be most credible elections in the history of Nigeria. Mahmood Yakubu, the chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), repeatedly claimed he has got all he needed to deliver.    The Electoral Act had been amended to close most the ...

Is it time for Africa to ditch the US dollar in trade deals?

| Jasmine Birtles
When American senator Marco Rubio spoke on Fox News in early April about the invisible ‘conflict’ between China and the West, he accidentally gave a very good reason why countries like China, Russia, India, Nigeria and Algeria are currently dropping the US dollar&nbs...

Opinion: Why the war is not over for Nigeria's Obi-dient movement, despite poll setback

| Princess Edima-Sharon Bassey
Nigeria's so-called ‘Obi-dient movement’ has gone from being just ‘four people’ tweeting in a room to a movement of 6.1 million people.   Fired up by various factors, including economic instability, political corruption, poli...

Doubts raised over Zimbabwe's presidential election in August

| Tomas Queface
Millions of Zimbabweans have registered to vote in preparation for August polls to elect the next president and members of parliament.   According to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC), at least 5.8 million Zimbabweans have registered to vote in the presi...

Kenyan protests to resume after Ramadan, as talks break down between government and opposition

| Zachary Ochieng
The street protests that brought Kenya to a halt throughout March are set to continue for the foreseeable future, after opposition leaders announced they would resume their campaign after Ramadan.   Many streets in Kenya’s big cities were no-go zones...

Latest news round-up: April 2023

| Hayley Matthews
A former minister jailed over a passport scam has been pardoned by the president of Malawi. Ex-cabinet member Uladi Mussa was released from prison by President Lazarus Chakwera at the start of this month less than halfway through his sentence for abuse of office.   ...

DRC at risk of breaking apart

| Joseph Smith
Community tensions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) suffered a blow in March, with the return of a controversial bill that would see the country’s frontrunner in the presidential elections banned from standing due to his ethnicity.

Airline spreads unfounded Marburg hysteria

| Sally Beck
Since the airline Emirates posted a Marburg warning to customers flying from Oman to Tanzania, there have been unfounded fears a deadly pandemic will follow. 

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