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Tanzanian president says his party will remain in power forever

Tanzanian president John Magufuli has said that his party will remain "in power forever." In a speech broadcast live on Monday night on...
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Eritrean President begins historic visit to Ethiopia [No Comment]

Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki kicked off on Saturday a historic visit to Ethiopia to cement the relationship between the two neighbors of the Horn...
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Obama scores praise for hope-filled 2018 annual Mandela lecture

Former president of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama, has advocated that the world must continue to exude the legacy of anti-apartheid hero, Nelson...
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Ivorian president Ouattara launches new political coalition as presidential vote looms

The new "unified party" of the Rally for Democracy and Peace or Rassemblement des houphouëtistes pour la démocratie et la paix (RHDP) was...
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Egyptian speed painter creates upside down portraits at lightning speed [No Comment]

It only takes a few minutes for an Egyptian artist to paint an entire portrait, upside down. At lightning speed, 23-year-old Albert Magdy uses a...
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Africa’s richest man Dangote signs $650m loan for oil refinery project

*Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has signed a $650 million loan facility with the African Export-Import Bank for his oil refinery project in Nigeria.* The...
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‘Les Bleus’ come home after World Cup win

Crowds of joyful French fans joined by airport staff gathered at Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport on Monday (July 16) to await the return...
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Obama end 2-day visit to Kenya, calls for political unity in the country

Former U.S. President Barack Obama urged Kenya’s leaders on Monday to turn their backs on the divisive ethnic politics that have frequently spilled over...
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Eritrea reopens embassy in Addis Ababa

Eritrea reopened its embassy in Ethiopia on Monday in further evidence of a rapid thaw between two countries that a week ago ended two...
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“Wax in the City” : Spotlight on Afropolitan Fashion [This is Culture]

* If it is true that in the past, Ankara was rather reserved to our African moms, it is clear that this Dutch fabric...
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PM Abiy, President Afwerki officiate reopening of Eritrean embassy in Addis Ababa

*Eritrea reopened its embassy in Ethiopia on Monday, implementing yet another step of the peace pact reached between two countries that a week ago...
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Sierra Leone’s president marks 100 days in office [The Morning Call]

Mixed reactions are greeting Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio’s first 100 days in Office. While some supporters of the government say that president...
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Jean Pierre Bemba named as presidential candidate in DRC [The Morning Call]

Five weeks after his conviction for war crimes was overturned at the International Criminal Court. ICC, Jean-Pierre Bemba, the Former Democratic Republic of Congo...
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Zimbabwean opposition shows up in front of electoral commission to demand reforms [No Comment]

Thousands of MDC supporters dressed in red and waving placards written on them: 'No Reforms, No Elections' and 'No to Election Fraud' marched in...
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Photos: Obama arrives in Kenya, meets Kenyatta and Odinga

Former U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Kenya, on Sunday for the first time since leaving office in 2017. Obama is visiting Kenya for...
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South Africa launches notes and coins for 100th anniversary of Mandela’s birth

*South Africa on Friday launched a set of limited edition bank notes and gold coins to mark the 100th anniversary on July 18 of...
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8 endangered black rhinos die in Kenya in botched relocation

*Eight critically endangered black rhinos have died in Kenya while being transported by the state wildlife service between two national parks, Tourism Minister Najib...
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‘We need the violence to stop’: U.N. imposes arms embargo on South Sudan

*The United Nations Security Council imposed an arms embargo on South Sudan on Friday, nearly five years after civil war erupted in the country.* A...
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Eritrean leader gets rousing welcome as he ‘returns home’ to Ethiopia

Eritrean president Isaias Afwerki arrived in neighbouring Ethiopia on Saturday morning for the start of a three-day official visit. Afwerki was met at the Bole...
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DR Congo opposition leader Bemba nominated for presidential election

*Congolese politician Jean-Pierre Bemba, weeks after his conviction for war crimes was quashed at The Hague, was nominated by his party on Friday for...