Monday, December 17, 2018

Sierra Leone post-runoff internet disruption was a total blackout: OONI

    Reports emerged that Sierra Leone government had temporarily shut down the internet immediately after close of polls in the March 31 presidential runoff.   It turns...

Africa’s ‘Smiling Coast’: Why Gambia is officially ‘The Gambia’

You'd be pardoned to use the name Gambia in reference to West Africa's smallest nation. A nation that gained notorious popularity after its second...

Africa’s longest serving presidents: Nguema, Sassou, Biya, Museveni and co.

At a time when democratic transitions are becoming the norm in most African countries, elsewhere the sit-tight leaders still soldier on. Consolidating their stay...

Analysis: An Oromo as Ethiopia PM, victory for Qeerroo and democracy?

Some have described it as a key turning point in the politics of Ethiopia, for others it is an ethnic milestone that an Oromo...

DR Congo: Where the church plays role of political opposition

In different parts of Africa, the role of the church particularly and chieftaincy to some extent is crucial to political events. The church is largely...

Africa’s election commission chiefs: The officers who declare presidents

In a time when the winds of democracy continue to blow across most of sub-Saharan Africa, leaders usually come and go despite quite a...

Explainer: Why Gambians voted with marbles and barrels not ballot papers

The dominant and internationally accepted means of voting is by using ballot papers which are later counted to determine winner of any political contest. Even...

Ten facts about the AU’s flagship African passport

July 2016 was celebrated by leaders from across the continent with the launch of the African Union’s African passport. The event took place during a...

[Photos] Where did the FIFA World Cup trophy visit on Africa trip?

The World Cup starts in Russia in under three-month’s time. Organizers and associates / sponsors continue to work earnestly to ensure that the event...

Eritrea mining firms complicit in govt repression – Activist

An Eritrean journalist and activist, Meron Estefanos, says multinational mining firms in the country are complicit in the current regime’s dictatorial rule. The Sweden-based advocate...

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Chelsea’s Rudiger gives back to Sierra Leone, 11 kids get free surgery

Chelsea player Antonio Rudiger has announced a health relief partnership meant to benefit kids in the West African country, Sierra Leone. The partnership is with...

Mufti Menk in Nigeria: Meets Governor of Borno, Boko Haram heartland

Top Muslim cleric Mufti Menk of Zimbabwe who is on a tour of Nigeria on Tuesday met with the governor of Borno State, Kashim...

Stan Lee: Creator of Spider-Man, The Hulk, Black Panther dies

Stan Lee, who dreamed up Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Hulk, Black Panther and a cavalcade of other Marvel Comics superheroes that became mythic figures...

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