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Mohamed Ould Ghazouani Wins Mauritania’s Presidential Election

Mohamed Ould Ghazouani Wins Mauritania’s Presidential Election

Mohamed Ould Ghazouani has won Mauritiania’s presidential election with an absolute majority. It was the first time Mauritanians voted to elect a successor to a democratically elected president in the West African state. Mauritania’s ruling party candidate Mohamed Ould Ghazouani, a former general and defense minister, won the country’s presidential election with 52% of the […]

Protesters Call Chief Jane Ansah To Step Down

Protesters Call Chief Jane Ansah To Step Down

Nearly 15,000 opposition supporters brought business to a standstill in the capital Lilongwe as they marched to the Capitol Hill, the seat of government offices. They wanted to present a petition, demanding the resignation of election commission chief Jane Ansah.  However, government representatives stayed in their offices. Human Rights Defenders Forum deputy chairperson Gift Trapence […]

Mexico Announces End To Funding For Human Trafficking NGOs

Mexico Announces End To Funding For Human Trafficking NGOs

Mexico is an origin, transit and destination country for thousands of human trafficking victims Mexico will stop giving financial aid to anti-human trafficking organizations and instead run shelters and victim care directly, the president said on Monday, drawing criticism from activists who said the plan lacked detail. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador blamed past corruption […]

Yet Another Dictator In Sudan

Yet Another Dictator In Sudan

Sudan civil society activist Hassan Abdelati spoke to FRED OLUOCH on the situation in their country, challenges and the way forward. President Omar al-Bashir is gone but the people who were the power behind him for the past 30 years still hold positions of influence. What are the protesters planning to do about this? The objectives of […]

Politicians, Religious Leaders Behind Communal, Religious Crisis – Buhari

Politicians, Religious Leaders Behind Communal, Religious Crisis – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said most of the communal crises in the country are sponsored by politicians and religious leaders. Mr Buhari said this while delivering his speech at the Eagles Square, Abuja to mark 20 years of unbroken democratic rule. President Buhari also said the insecurity in the country was sponsored by the political […]

United States Body Appoints First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa As Ambassador

United States Body Appoints First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa As Ambassador

First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa’s profile continued to grow yesterday, with her appointment as ambassador of a United States of America-based organisation, Days for Girls. The appointment is in recognition of her work in alleviating challenges facing the girl child. Days for Girls (DfG) is a global movement founded in 2008 that prepares and distributes sustainable […]

Sudan’s Army Rulers End Talks As Opposition Declares ‘Escalation Of Revolution’

Sudan’s Army Rulers End Talks As Opposition Declares ‘Escalation Of Revolution’

Sudan is lurching closer to a vicious cycle of violence as miltiary rulers and protesters harden their positions. The opposition has vowed to topple the military council after at least 30 protesters were killed. Sudan’s army rulers Tuesday canceled all agreements it had reached with the main opposition coalition and announced elections would be held […]

Somalia, Turkey Strengthen Diplomatic Ties

Somalia, Turkey Strengthen Diplomatic Ties

Earlier in the week, , the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation received H.E. Amb. Ahmed Isse Awad at his office in the Ministry, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E. Mr. Mehmet Yilmaz. Ankara’s approach in Somalia, underwritten by President Erdogan’s appeal to Islamic solidarity and a […]

Muhammadu Buhari Sworn-in For Second Term As President

Muhammadu Buhari Sworn-in For Second Term As President

President Muhammadu Buhari has been inaugurated for a second term in office. The inauguration was done at the Eagle Square in the Nigerian capital, Abuja. Wednesday’s inauguration was low-key with many foreign leaders and former Nigerian presidents absent. The government had earlier announced that the event would be low-key as major parts of the event […]

Protesters March Against Presidential Poll Results In Malawi

Protesters March Against Presidential Poll Results In Malawi

Scores of protesters are marching against the outcome of a parliamentary election results in Chikwawa central. Protests on elections Supporters of a losing candidate George Chuma said the winning candidate Salim Bagus manipulated the poll results. One of the protesters Joseph Manja said Bagus connived with polling centre officials to manipulate the results. “Since we […]

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