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President Macky Sall Pardons Political Rival Khalifa Sall

President Macky Sall Pardons Political Rival Khalifa Sall

Senegal President Macky Sall has pardoned one of his chief political rivals, the charismatic former mayor of Dakar, Khalifa Sall, who was jailed in 2018 on corruption charges. Khalifa Sall, who is no relation to the president, was arrested in March 2017 on suspicion of embezzling 1.8 billion CFA francs ($3 million) in public funds. […]

UN Probes Zimbabwe

UN Probes Zimbabwe

UNITED Nations (UN) special rapporteur on the Rights of Freedom of Peaceful Assembly Clement Voule this week flew into a storm as his visit coincided with the reported abduction of the acting president of the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors’ Association Peter Magombeyi amid worsening human rights violations. Civil society groups say more than 50 people have […]

Tunisians Vote For New President

Tunisians Vote For New President

Tunisians voted Sunday to select their next president among some two dozen candidates with unofficial results suggesting two outsider candidates are ahead. More than seven million people were eligible to cast their ballot in what is only the North African country’s second free presidential election, eight years after its so-called Jasmine Revolution. A steady stream […]

Hundreds of Mozambicans Left Homeless After SA Violence

Hundreds of Mozambicans Left Homeless After SA Violence

More than 500 Mozambicans have reportedly lost their homes and about 400 others expressed a desire to return to Mozambique following the anti-foreigner violence in neighbouring South Africa. This is according to the Mozambican Christian Council (CCM) in the wake of the spiralling crisis mostly in the Gauteng Province. CCM denounced the skirmishes but discouraged […]

Mozambique Government Admits To Systemic Corruption

Mozambique Government Admits To Systemic Corruption

Despite “legislative and institutional efforts, governance and corruption challenges in Mozambique remain of a systemic nature, principally due to constraints on effective implementation,” the government admits in a “Report on Transparency, Governance and Corruption”. It is a government report, completed in July with “assistance” from the IMF and pressure from the IMF, and published by the […]

16 Years Of Freedom In Liberia

16 Years Of Freedom In Liberia

Once referenced as a war-country, Liberia on August 18, 2019, observes and celebrates exactly 16 years since long-sought and hard-earned peace and stability returned to our dear country. That followed almost 14 yours of civil conflict that destroyed almost every sector of the country, if not all. Worst of all, 300,000 lives were reportedly claimed […]

Abdalla Hamdok Nominated As Prime Minister Of Sudan’s Transitional Government

Abdalla Hamdok Nominated As Prime Minister Of Sudan’s Transitional Government

The Forces of Freedom and Change (FFC) has nominated former senior UN official Abdalla Hamdok as prime minister of Sudan’s three year-transitional government. Hamdok has over 30 years of experience as a senior policy analyst and economist addressing diverse development challenges of the African policy landscape, primarily in the fields of governance, institutional analysis, public […]

Silencing The Guns By 2020 – African Women’s Contribution To Peace and Security Agenda

Silencing The Guns By 2020 – African Women’s Contribution To Peace and Security Agenda

Africa’s Agenda 2063 places great import on the need to establish peace and stability on the continent as a key component of ensuring that the national and continental development agendas can be achieved. “Aspiration 4” of Agenda 2063 which envisions a Peaceful and Secure Africa, calls for the strengthening of governance, accountability and transparency as […]

The Squad – Alexandria Ocasio- Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley Aren’t Having It!

The Squad – Alexandria Ocasio- Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley Aren’t Having It!

“The Squad has never just been four people,” read an email blast announcing the new merch. Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley are now offering T-shirts that read “We are the squad” in exchange for a shared donation of $25 or more. The four congresswomen have become known as “The squad” […]

Women Protest In Defense Of Jane Ansah In Malawi

Women Protest In Defense Of Jane Ansah In Malawi

Thousands of women marched Wednesday in Malawi in defence of commission chairperson Jane Ansah. The protesters said Ansah is being targeted with insults on social media because she is a woman. Opposition groups, however, say she mismanaged the recent election in which President Peter Mutharika won a second term. Seode White, the chairperson of the […]