by bbcafrica Yoweri Museveni, Uganda's septuagenarian president, has been speaking about the strategy he uses to win over young people on social media - including those who "abuse me, saying you are very stupid". His strategy, he said, was to stay...
Desta Gebremedhin BBC Tigrinya Polling stations in Ethiopia's Tigray region opened at 06:00 local time on Wednesday. Voters began casting their votes across the 2,672 polling stations. The BBC Tigrinya service's Girmay Gebru says voters had been queuing for hours before...
By Agencies Authorities in Uganda say bloggers and others publishing or broadcasting online must register with authorities, drawing criticism from some who see it as an attack on free speech ahead of next year’s election. The Uganda Communications Commission in a...
By Agencies Cameroon’s veteran leader, Paul Biya, on Monday, announced the country first regional elections in December, including in two western regions in the grip of a revolt by the anglophone minority. The indirect elections on December 6 in the country’s...
By Jerry Fisayo-Bambi Clashes between police and protesters erupted on Thursday in Conakry, after Guinean President Alpha Conde filed papers before the Constitutional Court to run for a third term in October's elections. Police used tear gas against demonstrators in...