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Mali president claims election victory amid fraud accusations

Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has won re-election “comfortably” based on his campaign’s vote count, his spokesman said on Tuesday, dismissing claims from the opposition that they won. With official results not expected for a few days, the two sides have been swapping counterclaims and accusations since Monday’s second-round run-off. The ballot pitted Keita, who […]

US welcomes decision by Congo’s Kabila not to run for Presidency

US welcomes decision by Congo’s Kabila not to run for Presidency

The United States has welcomed the decision by Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila to not seek re-election, saying the ruling party’s move to name a candidate other than Kabila “represents a significant step forward for Congolese democracy.” “We are encouraged by this sign that he (Kabila) intends to uphold his commitments to the […]

Mali president claims election victory amid fraud accusations

Joseph Kabila to quit as DR Congo president, party names new candidate

Democratic of Congo’s ruling party on Wednesday named a candidate for long delayed elections due to hold in December this year. Today was the deadline slated by the elections body, CENI, for submission of candidature. The candidate is in the person of Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, a former minister of interior. His nomination was confirmed by information […]

Mali president claims election victory amid fraud accusations

Call for Eritrea sanctions lifting: Somali groups slam president

The president of Somalia has come under domestic critique for a diplomatic position he recently advocated during an official trip to the Eritrean capital, Asmara. President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmaajo’s call for United Nations sanctions on Eritrea to be lifted has been described as “irresponsible and reckless” and one that was “in violation of diplomatic […]

Mali president claims election victory amid fraud accusations

South Sudan government, main opposition group sign peace deal

South Sudan’s government and the main rebel group inked a power-sharing deal in the Sudanese capital on Wednesday which they hope will end years of conflict, a Reuters witness said, but smaller opposition groups have refrained from signing. Riek Machar, a former vice president who will be reinstated into his old post under the deal, […]

Mali president claims election victory amid fraud accusations

Cameroon’s President Biya declares intention to run for 7th term

President Paul Biya of Cameroon has announced that he will be seeking a 7th term in office. The 85-year-old Cameroonian president came to power in 1982 when his predecessor retired. He has been in office for 36 years. He announced his intention to seek another via his  official twitter handle. “I am willing to respond positively […]

Mali president claims election victory amid fraud accusations

Why the world’s youngest country is the most embarrassing state in Africa

South Sudan is the world’s youngest country since it gained its independence seven years ago from neighbouring Sudan on July 9, 2011, after a 2005 agreement to end the longest-running civil war that started since 1962. The independence of the black South Sudanese indigenes indeed ended the civil war with the Arab Sudanese overlords, but […]

Mali president claims election victory amid fraud accusations

BREAKING! Ethiopia, Eritrea restore relations

Espousing love between their two countries, the leaders of longtime adversaries Ethiopia and Eritrea agreed Sunday to restore diplomatic relations after nearly 20 years and to open the border between their neighboring Horn of Africa countries. Ethiopia’s reformist new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed arrived in Eritrea’s capital and was welcomed with hugs and laughter by […]

Mali president claims election victory amid fraud accusations

Leaders of bitter foes Ethiopia, Eritrea meet for historic peace talks

The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea met Sunday morning in Eritrea’s capital,Asmara.in a historic summit that could herald the end of a near 20-year military stand-off. The two men hugged and smiled, then Eritrean women rushed to embrace Abiy, footage from both state broadcasters showed. Sunday’s meeting is the first of its kind in two […]

Mali president claims election victory amid fraud accusations