With the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election just days away, results from a sweeping multinational survey suggest that young Africans are acutely aware of and appreciate the influence the United States asserts on the continent, with 74% of the 4,200 (aged 18-24) polled from across 14 sub-Saharan African nations citing that the United States regularly impacts modern-day African affairs and 83% suggesting that influence is positive. Read more
ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA (JANUARY 28, 2018) (REUTERS) – African leaders arrived for the 30th Ordinary Session of African Union (AU) in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa on Sunday (January 28). Continue reading
The first ever Kigali International Comedy Festival held at the weekend featured popular local and international acts in an event organisers hope can give people a platform to further express themselves. Continue reading
HARARE, ZIMBABWE (NOVEMBER 4, 2O17) (REUTERS) – A Zimbabwean court on Saturday (November 4) refused to strike down subversion charges against an U.S. citizen who now faces 11 days in a Harare jail until her next court hearing. Continue reading
HARARE, ZIMBABWE (NOVEMBER 4, 2O17) (REUTERS) – A U.S. citizen charged with anti-government plot in Zimbabwe appeared at Harare Magistrates court on Saturday (November 4). Continue reading
BOMAS, NAIROBI, KENYA (OCTOBER 30, 2017) (CITIZEN TV) – Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta won last week’s repeat presidential election with slightly more than 98 percent of the vote, the head of the election commission said on Monday (October 30).
Spain’s best-selling newspaper, El Pais, rolls off the presses after the Madrid government sacked Catalonia’s president and dismissed its parliament after the region declared itself an independent nation.
MADRID, SPAIN (Reuters)
Spain’s best-selling newspaper, El Pais, rolled off the presses late Friday (October 27) after the Madrid government sacked Catalonia’s president and dismissed its parliament after the region declared itself an independent nation in Spain’s gravest political crisis since the return of democracy four decades ago.
The Spanish daily’s front page ran with the headlines of “State Moves to Suffocate Insurrection,” to mark a critical day the country’s four-decade old democracy.
A new regional election will be held in Catalonia on Dec. 21, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said in a televised address on a day of high drama.
MADRID, SPAIN (OCTOBER 21, 2017) (SPANISH GOVERNMENT TV POOL) – The Spanish government decided on Saturday (October 21) to sack the secessionist leadership of Catalonia and force the region into a new election, saying it had to take the unprecedented step to prevent the region pushing ahead with independence. Continue reading
Critics of President Joseph Kabila’s government are challenging the election of the Democratic Republic of Congo to the 47-member Geneva-based council. The country – beset by renewed political and militia violence since Kabila refused to step down in December – won 151 votes. US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley said Congo’s election harmed the credibility of the body.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was Africa’s first female president when she was elected in 2005. She came to power vowing to empower women in Liberia, whose efforts had helped end the civil war. Her rise has made her a great role model for women across the country. But as her mandate draws to a close, how much has actually changed for women in Liberia? Continue reading