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Americans on Twitter send touching messages to Barack Obama ahead of his exit

Today marks the last day of the 44th President of the United States of America’s reign. President Barack Obama will tomorrow, January 20, hand over the presidency to president-elect Donald Trump after eight years at...

HRW accuses Burundi ruling party’s youth league of tortures and killings

The Burundian ruling party’s youth league has been accused by the Human Rights Watch of beating, torturing and killing scores of people across the country in recent months. The rights group released a report on...

Ghana’s Queen Mother laid to rest after a week of burial rites

Traditional rulers of the Asante kingdom initiated the final funeral rites for the departed Asantehemaa Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem at the Manhyia palace in Kumasi on Monday. Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II, who...

Uganda detains former M23 rebels sneaking to D.R. Congo

Uganda has detained more than 100 former M23 rebels who were trying to return to neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo. The Ugandan government on Thursday said the rebels had broken a deal to demobilize following...

Nigeria’s President Buhari to fly to U.K. for medical check-ups

Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari will travel to Britain on Thursday for medical checks, his spokesperson said. In a statement released on Thursday shortly shortly after a letter from Buhari was read out in the upper...

Botswana becomes first country to stop recognizing Jammeh as Gambia’s president

Botswana has become the first country to announce that it no longer recognizes Yahya Jammeh as the president of The Gambia following his refusal to hand over power at the end of his term...

The most powerful African passports to have

(Quartz Africa) Citizens of the Seychelles, Mauritius, and South Africa have the most powerful passports on the continent, while Nigerians, Ethiopians and Somali have the least freedom of travel, according to the latest ranking from...

Crayfish now on the don’t-buy-list due to overfishing

South Africa's most famous West Coast Rock Lobster has been placed on the Red Don't-Buy-list of the South African Sustainable Seafood Initiative. The SASSI list has become more widely adopted by consumers and retailers acts...

Yayha Jammeh’s lawyer tells him to Step down after fleeing to Senegal

The lawyer to the former Gambian President Yaya Jammeh of Gambia, has advised the politicians to step down and respect the wishes of Gambian people. Mr. Gomez said the decision to flee to Senegal along...

Concerns about impact of Trump’s presidency on the continent

On Friday Donald Trump will formally take office as the 45th President of the United states. Donald Trump has been vocal about so much such as building a wall with Mexico, bringing back jobs to...