Wednesday, July 24, 2024
JJ Rawlings
Former Ghana President Jerry John Rawlings died on Thursday at age 73. Seen by some as divisive and by others as a hero, Rawlings seized power twice in military coups but went on to bring democratic...
Gabon PM
The president of Gabon, Ali Bongo Ondimba, on Thursday appointed the country's first woman prime minister, Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda. The 56-year-old has been promoted from the defence ministry and takes over from Julien Nkoghe Bekale, who...
Ethiopia unrest
Ethiopia partially restored internet connectivity two weeks after taking the entire country offline in response to protests and ethnic violence prompted by the murder of a pop singer. Wifi connections returned in the early evening, though...
Daniel Kablan Duncan
Less than a week after the death of Ivory Coast’s Prime Minister, Amadou Gon Coulibaly, vice president Daniel Kablan Duncan has submitted his resignation, throwing the West African country’s political scene into further disarray three...
Amadou Gon Coulibaly
Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, the presidential candidate of Ivory Coast’s ruling party, died Wednesday July 8th just days after returning from two months of medical treatment in France, where he previously had undergone a...
Ethiopia GERD
By now you've already heard of Ethiopian-Egypt locking horns over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Blue Nile. The Nile which is the longest river in the world, stretches across 11 countries in...
Lazarus Chakwera
Malawi's electoral commission has declared opposition alliance leader Lazarus Chakwera the winner of the country's presidential election rerun. The announcement late on Saturday came four days after Malawians returned to the polls almost five months after...
Burundi Evariste Ndayishimiye
Evariste Ndayishimiye was sworn in as Burundi's new president Thursday at the Ingoma stadium in the capital city, Gitegay, a week after the sudden death of outgoing President Pierre Nkurunziza. Ndayishimiye was originally scheduled to be...
Burundi president
Although outgoing president of Burundi, Pierre Nkurunziza's death on June 9th was described as a heart attack, reports from medics at the hospital where he died say that the former head of state's death was COVID-19...
End of CFA Franc
A revamped common currency in West Africa known as the ECO will be launched in 2020, according to French President Emmanuel Macron. The ECO is supposed to replace the CFA franc which is currently being...