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Sirlfeaf ends 12 year reign. What legacy does she leave behind?

Liberia, Africa’s oldest republic, has a new president. Former football star George Weah was sworn in to the presidency on Monday 22 January 2018, taking...

History made in Liberia as Weah is sworn in as president

Former football star, George Weah was today sworn in as Liberia's president, replacing Africa's first elected female president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. This is the country's...

Liberians vote for Johnson Sirleaf’s successor

By Fidelis Mbah   Voting in Liberia's delayed runoff presidential election has closed as the country looks forward to its first democratic transition of power in...

Liberia to hold run-off election on December 26

Liberia will hold a delayed presidential run-off vote on December 26, according to the electoral commission. Former soccer star George Weah faces Vice-President Joseph Boakai...

Odinga plans parallel rally as Kenyatta is set to be sworn...

Kenya’s main opposition leader Raila Odinga has declined an invitation to attend the inauguration of Uhuru Kenyatta as president of Kenya, and has instead...

Over 20 Heads of State in Nairobi for President Kenyatta’s inauguration

More than 20 Heads of State are expected in Nairobi to witness the inauguration of Uhuru Kenyatta as Kenya’s president for a second term. The...

Kenya: Odinga proposes ‘People’s Assembly’

Kenya’s main opposition leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday said he would convene a “People’s Assembly” to try and improve governance in the country following...

Uhuru Kenyatta wins Kenya’s repeat presidential poll

Uhuru Kenyatta has been declared the winner of Kenya’s October 26 repeat presidential election. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) announced him the winner...

Kenyan opposition protester dies from gunshot wound in Kisumu-medic

One man was shot dead and three others injured during protests in the western city of Kisumu, as opposition supporters try to stop Thursday’s...

How did fake news impact Kenya’s election?

After the August 8 election results a number of protests broke out in Kenya. Many fake images and stories were spread aimed to misinform...

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Former tennis champion Becker says diplomatic passport is real

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Former tennis champion Boris Becker said on Sunday he has a genuine diplomatic passport from the Central African Republic after the country’s foreign minister...

32 Fula civilians killed in Mali attack: Group

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Traditional hunters known as "Dozo" killed 32 civilians after surrounding an isolated village in the centre of Mali, local officials told AFP on Sunday. "They...

Zimbabwe police says 49 people injured in Saturday’s blast at president’s rally

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Zimbabwe police said on Sunday 49 people were injured in the explosion at President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s a political rally on Saturday, with the number...

Egypt raises military pensions amid austerity measures

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Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has raised pensions for military personnel and salaries for civil servants by 15% amid a wave of price hikes linked...

Opinion

Deji Badmus

NIGERIA: BUHARI’S ANTI-CORRUPTION WAR

There is something about corruption in Nigeria that is, for me, a huge contradiction. Everyone in the country knows it is about the biggest...

How did Zimbabwe get here?

In 2013 a resounding electoral victory handed back full control of Zimbabwe’s Government to ZANU- PF, ending an uncomfortable coalition with the opposition. The four-year...
Robert Kagiri

What China’s ‘New Era’ means for Africa

The curtain finally came down on the Communist Party of China’s (CPC) 19th Congress held between October 18-24, 2017 at the Great Hall of...
CGTN Africa
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