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Reporter’s Diary: Chinese Peacekeeping Unit Leaves Liberia

by Soni Methu The 5th China Formed Police Unit to UNMIL is winding down its peacekeeping mission in Liberia, with most of the members taking...

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...

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Former Zimbabwe minister handed four-year jail sentence for corruption

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A former minister who served under Zimbabwe’s ex-president Robert Mugabe has been sentenced to four years in jail after he was found guilty of...

DR Congo President Kabila says December elections to go on as planned

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Democratic Republic of Congo’s President Joseph Kabila on Thursday said that a presidential election planned for December would go on as planned, but declined...

UAE Crown Prince bestows highest civil award on President Xi Jinping

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Chinese President Xi Jinping was on Friday bestowed with the Order of Zayed by the United Arab Emirates’ Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander...

Twitter adds former Nigerian Finance Minister to its board

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A former Nigerian Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has been appointed into the board of social media giant, Twitter Inc. Mrs Okonjo-Iweala, who served in...

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...
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