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Botswana’s elections explained: the role of the ‘Khama Factor’

Polls have officially closed in Botswana's 2019 general elections. Officials from the country's Independent Elections Commission estimate that ballot-counting will begin in earnest in...

UN joins search for missing DR Congo cargo plane

UN forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo have sent three aircraft to help search for a DRC government cargo plane with eight people...

Burkinabes flee their homes en masse as violence spirals -U.N.

The number of people forced to flee their homes in two regions of Burkina Faso besieged by ethnic and jihadist violence has increased more...

Bodies of mother and daughter retrieved from Likoni Channel

The bodies of a woman and her daughter whose car slipped off a ferry and into Likoni Channel 13 days ago have been recovered. The...

Silverstone Air flight skids off runway

Reports indicate that a plane operated by Silverstone has crashed outside Wilson Airport shortly after take-off. Airline officials confirmed at a press briefing near the...

National Electoral Commission claims Rwanda’s senate elections were free, fair

Rwanda's Senate elections held from Monday to Wednesday were conducted in a free and fair environment, National Electoral Commission (NEC) chairperson Kalisa Mbanda said...

Xi Jinping congratulates opening of China Int’l Big Data Industry Expo

Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory letter to the 2019 China International Big Data Industry Expo ("Big Data Expo"), which kicked off on...

Ethiopian Airlines passenger plane crashes en route to Kenya

An Ethiopian Airlines passenger plane from Addis Ababa headed to Nairobi, Kenya has crashed. A statement from Ethiopian Airlines indicates the flight had 149 passengers...

Algeria orders early university holiday to curb protests

Algerian authorities on Saturday ordered an early start to the spring university holiday, an apparent attempt to weaken two weeks of student-led protests against...

SENEGAL DECIDES: Senegal braces for crucial presidential elections

Senegal is widely described as one of the most stable democracies in West Africa. It is a reputation that seems warranted as you walk...
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