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Congo Rejects African Union Demand to Delay Election Results

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo — The Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday rejected an African Union demand to delay announcing the final results of its presidential election, compounding the turmoil surrounding a vote that many fear could fan widespread unrest. In a surprise announcement on Thursday, the African Union called for the results to […]

Burkina Faso profile

A poor country even by West African standards, landlocked Burkina Faso has suffered from recurring droughts and military coups. Burkina Faso, which means “land of honest men”, has significant reserves of gold, but the country has faced domestic and external concern over the state of its economy and human rights. A former French colony, it […]

Who are the victims of the Kenya hotel attack?

Among the victims of the attack in Kenya by suspected militants include someone who had survived the 9/11 terror attacks, a football Youtuber and two inseparable friends. At least 14 people are known to have died during the 19-hour siege on the complex in the capital, Nairobi, which houses the luxury DusitD2 hotel. Here is […]

Tropical Cyclone Ava moves towards Madagascar

Torrential rain starts in the north of the island as the storm is about to strengthen. Heavy rain has started to pound Madagascar as Tropical Cyclone Ava moves towards the island.  In the far north, Antisiranana reported 43mm of rain in 24 hours up to 06:00 GMT on Wednesday, while the eastern island of Nosy […]

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation Promotes The Pharmaceutical Industry In Egypt

And Africa And Partners With The Export Development Authority To Support Cooperation In Trade Development Within the framework of the Arab Africa Trade Bridges Program (AATB), the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), hosts the Second Buyers/Sellers Meeting in Pharmaceuticals and Related Industries in Cairo, where the potential of promoting the pharmaceutical industry is high […]

Niger: Arab minority's big contributions to the economy

A tiny Arab minority in Niger today is making a huge contribution to its economy. Niger’s Arab minority is now responsible for more than 60% of Niger’s industries and 90% of its transport. Most bus lines linking Niger to West Africa are owned by them. They have shares in local airline companies and own several […]

African states demand Trump apologise for racist remark

Group of African ambassadors to the UN condemn ‘xenophobic’ comment by US president and call for retraction. The African group of ambassadors to the United Nations has demanded an apology from Donald Trump, after the US president reportedly aimed a racist remark at some Caribbean nations and Africa.  Trump criticised immigration to his country from […]

Africa in 2019: Beyoncé, Bashir and Big Brother

In our series of letters from African journalists, media and communications trainer Joseph Warungu writes about what he will be looking out for in 2019. After consistently losing out in football bets last year, I have little confidence in predicting anything for 2019 beyond the fact that the sun will rise and set in Africa. […]

DRC violence shows Kabila 'determined to stay in power'

Calls for Joseph Kabila to resign were met with deadly violence, as many fear DRC president plans to extend his mandate. Civil society groups and human rights activists in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are calling for sustained pressure on the country’s president, after protests demanding Joseph Kabila step down turned deadly this week. At least seven […]

Zimbabwe strike enters third day as 'excessive force' criticised

HARARE (BLOOMBERG) – Shops remained shut and public transport at a standstill in the Zimbabwean capital on the third day of a nationwide strike, as Human Rights Watch (HRW) appealed to the authorities to restrain security forces who’ve killed at least five people. Thousands of Zimbabweans have taken to the streets this week, barricading roads […]