Renewed clashes in South Sudan force thousands to flee

Last month the United Nations (UN) warned that fighting had escalated in war-torn South Sudan, forcing up to 100,000 people to flee their homes. The UN's humanitarian coordinator for South Sudan, Toby Lanzer, said the...

Nigeria: Buhari to diversify economy from oil to agriculture, mining

Nigeria's newly elected President, Muhammadu Buhari has pledged to shift attention from oil to the agricultural and mining sectors to create jobs. Buhari said this last month while receiving Northern Elders led by Nigeria's...

Cameroon Opposition Party Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Cameroon's main opposition political party, the Social Democratic Front (SDF), on May 26, celebrated its 25th anniversary amid criticism it has not lived up to the expectations of its supporters. While SDF communicator, Denis Kemlemo...

Ethiopia Poll: AU Observers Rate Poll ‘Calm, Peaceful and Credible’

The May 24 parliamentary elections in Ethiopia were described as “calm, peaceful and credible” by the African Union (AU) election observer mission, a claim being disputed by civil society groups. “The AU Election Observers' Mission...

UNICEF: Female Suicide Bombings Spike in Nigeria

The UNICEF has reported an alarming increase in the use of female suicide bombers by the Nigerian militant group, the Boko Haram. Known for using suicide bombers to attack public places such as markets and...

The Thumbprint Revolution

How the youths won the 2015 election to become leaders of today POWER INDEED LIES WITH THE people, and with Nigeria's population at about 170 million, majority of the powerbrokers are the youth, representing 64 per...

Voting In, Voting Out – The age of the Nigerian voter

The shortest summary of the 2015 general election is that the People's Democratic Party (PDP) which has been in power since 1999 lost to the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) which was formed only...

South Africa arrests 11 Suspected of Violence against Immigrants

Police in Johannesburg last month arrested eleven men, suspected of involvement in recent bouts of violence against immigrants. Local media reported the army and police joined forces for a raid on an all-male hostel...

Hunger Looms in Malawi as Experts Project Low Yields

Malawi's Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development has projected low farm yields following its 2014/15 second Agricultural Production Estimate survey. According to the Ministerial survey, the results show that maize production has decreased from...

Nigeria Military Guns down top Boko Haram Commander

In its campaign to oust the terrorist group, Boko Haram, Nigerian military gunned down one of its top Commanders during an exchange of fire at Alagarno, the closest major town to the infamous Sambisa...

New Measures to prevent Voter Irregularity in Uganda

Ahead of next year's general election, the Electoral Commission of Uganda has said it will use a biometric system - a system that uses human body characteristics to determine identity - to update its...

ECOWAS ask for Smooth Handover from Jonathan to Buhari

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) says it expects a smooth transition from Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan to the president-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari. ECOWAS Chairman and Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama stated this...

Ousted Egyptian President, Mursi, Get 20-year Jail Term

Egypt's first democratically elected president and leader of the Muslim Brotherhood leader, Mohammed Mursi, has been jailed 20 years without parole on charges arising from the killing of protesters. Mursi who was in the dock...

Xenophobia: South Africa Police Launches ‘We Are One Humanity Campaign’

In the wake of attacks on foreign nationals residing in South Africa last month, thousands of South Africans marched in Durban to protest against the xenophobic attacks that has drawn worldwide condemnation. Related to the...