DRC’s Fulu Musiki band’s ‘garbage’ music

A dump in the streets of Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo is a pretty strange place to find inspiration, you might say. But for this...

Mauritania opposition cry foul over election results [The Morning Call]

by Jerry Bambi The results of Saturday’s election are out and already there is a huge cry of foul by the opposition and in fact an outright rejection of...

Ethiopia failed coup: Fifth death, national mourning, mastermind killed

Attorney General of Ethiopia’s Amhara region has succumbed to injuries sustained after an attack that led to the death of the region’s president over the weekend. Migbara Kebede becomes...

Sudan’s expelled ex-rebel leader wants peace [The Morning Call]

by Jerry Bambi Protest leaders in Sudan say they have accepted the creation of a civilian-majority governing body for a political transition in the country as proposed by an...

Eight killed in Chad By Boko Haram

By Agencies Seven Chadian soldiers and a local guard were killed in a Boko Haram jihadist ambush in Lake Chad, the latest in a surge of attacks in the...

Moroccans protest against US-led Mideast economic plan

By Agencies Demonstrators gathered in the capital Rabat burned an Israeli flag near Morocco’s parliament and shouted “Death to Israel!” and “Death to the United States!”

Five European-born black rhinos to be released in Rwanda

By TODAY Five critically-endangered black rhinos are being transferred from captivity in Europe to a nature reserve in Rwanda. The animals are being flown 3,700 miles...

Spites facing African widows [Culture]

by Claudia Nsono This week’s Culture segment takes a look at some of the injustices and persecutions African widows face, including a requisite cleansing, days of confinement...

AFCON Daily: Games underway in Egypt [Episode 1]

The games are underway in Egypt since Friday June 21 when a colourful opening ceremony set the stage for an opening fixture the hosts laboured to win against Zimbabwe.

Sudan junta wants merger of Ethiopia, AU transition plans

June 24: Junta calls for coordinated transition plans “We have received two separate proposals to study from Ethiopia and another one from the African Union, AU.

Whiles others sit-tight: Niger, Mauritania, Tunisia presidents bowing out

by Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban About a half dozen African leaders have secured their long-term political futures after tweaking their respective constitutions to allow them remain viable to engage...

Eritrea, Somalia, Turkey react to deadly coup attempt in Ethiopia

Regional players were among the first to react to a tense weekend in Ethiopia where the federal government confirmed a failed coup in northern Amhara regional state. Eritrea and...

Mauritania ruling party candidate wins presidential poll

Mauritania’s ruling party candidate has been declared winner of the June 22 election winning 52% of votes cast and bagging a first round victory. In the evening of Sunday...

500 vultures in Botswana found dead after consuming poisoned elephants

By Agency No fewer than 500 vultures had been killed in Botswana’s central district after consuming three elephants laced with the poisonous chemical. Authorities at the...