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June 12 Is Now Democracy Day in Nigeria-Why It Matters

Democracy Day in Nigeria is being celebrated on the 12th of June this year. This is the first time the day has been marked on this date. And the change carries heavy...

South Africa Signs Oil Search Deal With South Sudan

The South African government signed an oil production agreement with South Sudan, signalling intent to pump money into Juba’s nascent petroleum industry that has almost stalled over conflict.The deal known as the Exploration and...
African Union

African Union Renews Huawei Alliance After Allegations of Spying

WASHINGTON —  The accusations were explosive: For five years, the Chinese government had spied on communications at the African Union. Every night, data streamed from computers at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to...
Russia in Africa

Russia In Africa: Can It Offer An Alternative To The US And China?

Russia has never had an African colony. It stayed out of the scramble for Africa, only engaging with African states in the 19th Century. In 1869, for instance, the Russians gave Ethiopia...
Waving flag of Zimbabwe.

A Tribute To Zimbabwean Liberation Hero Dumiso Dabengwa

A fitting way to pay tribute to Zimbabwean liberation war hero Dumiso “DD” Dabengwa, who has died aged 79, is to depict a snapshot history of the late 1970s and the 1980s...
Ghana -Ethiopia Airlines

Ghana And Ethiopian Airlines To Create National Ghana Airlines

Africa’s largest airline, Ethiopian Airlines, and the government of Ghana have signed a strategic partnership agreement to set up a new national carrier in Accra, Ghana. Ethiopian and the Ghanaian government signed a Memorandum...
Peter Mutharika

Mutharika Narrowly Re-elected Malawi President – Commission

BLANTYRE - President Peter Mutharika has been narrowly re-elected as the president of Malawi, according to the Malawi Electoral Commission.Mutharika, who heads the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), fought off a strong challenge from...
South African Carbon Tax

South African Carbon Tax Finally Becomes Law

South Africa’s long-delayed carbon tax has been enshrined in law, the Treasury said on Sunday, as one of the continent’s worst polluters transitions to lower emissions in its efforts to meet agreements...
cyril ramphosa

The Seven Things New Leaders Need To Do To Fix South Africa

South Africa’s new national government and nine new provincial executives have taken office following recent elections. They all have a huge job to do, and it cannot be business as usual.The...
Madagascar elections

Madagascar Goes To Polls In Latest Battle Of Bitter Political Feud

Madagascar holds parliamentary elections Monday in what is being seen as the latest round of a bitter feud between President Andry Rajoelina and his longstanding rival Marc Ravalomanana.Beaten to the top job in December,...
Africa artefacts

Repatriation: Why Western Museums Should Return African Artefacts

A large number of artefacts held in Western museums and libraries are known to have been appropriated over the ages through conquest and colonialism. The looting of African objects anthropologists, curators and...
Kiswahili in South Africa

South Africa Introduces Kiswahili In Schools After MoU With Kenya

South African schools will start teaching Kiswahili language following an agreement between Pretoria and Nairobi on Thursday, it has emerged.This precedes Thursday's meeting in which the Cabinet Secretary of Education Prof George Magoha and...

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