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Cape Verde Votes As Opposition Bids to Bring First Female PM to Power

Cape Verde Votes As Opposition Bids to Bring First Female PM to Power

Voters go to the polls in Cape Verde on Sunday following electoral campaigns focused on the Covid-19 crisis and its effect on tourism in the Atlantic Ocean island country. Some 392,000 people are registered to vote and ballot boxes were expected to be open at 08:00 local time, with voting continuing until 19:00. Tourism is one […]

Kagame Blasts EU On Human Rights Report

Kagame Blasts EU On Human Rights Report

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has described criticism of his country’s human rights record as “rubbish” and “ridiculous” in an interview with France24’s Catherine Nicholson on the sidelines of the European Development Day in Brussels. Kagame said that Rwanda was a different country compared to what it was 25 years ago, challenging Nicholson to look at […]

Tanzania: A Plea for Democracy in Zanzibar

Tanzania: A Plea for Democracy in Zanzibar

There is an old Swahili proverb that a small fire can destroy a great forest. Zanzibar is a small nation, an archipelago of islands and a semi-autonomous part of the United Republic of Tanzania. Yet what happens here will have a wider impact on the African continent and globally, in that it can either become […]