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Abdelkader Bensalah Announces July 4 Presidential Election

Abdelkader Bensalah Announces July 4 Presidential Election

Algerians will head to the polls to vote for a new president on July 4. It comes after former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika ended his 20-year reign following mass protests. Algeria’s newly appointed interim President Abdelkader Bensalah on Wednesday announced the country would head to polls on July 4 to vote for a new president. Bensalah […]

Thousands In Sudan March To Its Army Headquarters

Thousands In Sudan March To Its Army Headquarters

The demonstration was the largest in months, despite a government crackdown. The protesters are calling for an end to the thirty year rule of President Omar al-Bashir. Protestors in Sudan’s capital of Khartoum made it to the army headquarters on Saturday, the farthest marchers have advanced since demonstrations began last year. The compound also contains […]

Ugandan Rebels Are Now In Mozambique

Ugandan Rebels Are Now In Mozambique

 A man calling himself a “top counter-terrorism official” has told the Ugandan paper the “Daily Monitor” that the Ugandan rebels of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) are moving their bases from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to northern Mozambique. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, was clearly referring to the islamist insurgency […]

U.S. Upgrades Travel Warning After Post-Election Violence In Comoros

U.S. Upgrades Travel Warning After Post-Election Violence In Comoros

The U.S. State Department in Comoros is urging Americans to reconsider traveling to the Indian Ocean island nation following violence surrounding the country’s disputed presidential election. The State Department upgraded its travel warning Friday for Americans to Level 3, meaning “Reconsider Travel,” one step below the top Level 4, “Do Not Travel.” U.S. officials say […]

The Power Tussle In Algeria

The Power Tussle In Algeria

Algeria’s army chief, Ahmed Gaid Salah, has urged President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step down. Many Algerians support the move, but question whether the army has the legitimacy to take that kind of action. On Tuesday, Algerian army chief Ahmed Gaid Salah called on the country’s top court and parliament to trigger Article 102 of the […]

Activists Call For Release Of Detained Burundian Schoolgirls

Activists Call For Release Of Detained Burundian Schoolgirls

Activists are calling on the Burundi government to free three schoolgirls jailed on Thursday for allegedly defacing President Pierre Nkurunziza’s photograph. Yves Ishimwe, a member of the National Federation of Associations Engaged in Children’s Welfare (Fenadeb), said: “We call on the government to release the children, and if it is punishment let them be punished […]

Anglophone Crisis In Cameroon

Anglophone Crisis In Cameroon

“My heart breaks for Cameroon. Every day people are dying, and every day people are suffering,” said Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Tibor Nagy when asked about his message to authorities in Yaoundé regarding the three-year political crisis in North West and South West. Nagy was speaking from Kigali during a visit which will also […]

Joyce Banda To Withdraw From Presidential Race

Joyce Banda To Withdraw From Presidential Race

People’s Party (PP) national executive committee (NEC) members are meeting at the residence of former president Joyce Banda to discuss a possible electoral combination with Malawi Congress Party (MCP) to compete as one force in the coming elections continue, Nyasa Times understands. Joyce Banda has let PP national executive committee members to meet and discuss […]

Sudan’s Bashir Orders Release Of Female Detainees On Women’s Day

Sudan’s Bashir Orders Release Of Female Detainees On Women’s Day

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir on International Women’s Day on Friday ordered the release of all women arrested in connection with anti-government demonstrations, hours after protesters marched in the two largest cities. Sudan has seen near-daily protests against Bashir since Dec. 19. The demonstrations were triggered by price increases and cash shortages but developed into the […]

Bar Parties Without Enough Women On Tickets From Indian Election – Activists Say

Bar Parties Without Enough Women On Tickets From Indian Election – Activists Say

Activists have criticised political parties for failing to adequately address the concerns of women, despite making pledges in successive national elections Political parties with too few women on their tickets should be barred from participation in India’s upcoming national elections, women’s rights groups said as they launched their “Womanifesto” on Wednesday. The 11-point plan – […]