Category: Africa

Ghana joins La Francophonie, President promises to promote French language in the country

Ghana has become the latest anglophone nation to be admitted to full membership of La Francophonie. The West African nation had been an associate member of the group since the…

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Remembering Thomas Sankara 31 years after he was murdered

Today in history takes us to the day an icon was murdered in Burkina Faso. Thomas Sankara, (born December 21, 1949, Yako, Upper Volta [now Burkina Faso]—died October 15, 1987,…

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Rwanda’s Foreign Minister gets La Francophonie top job

Rwanda's Foreign Minister has been elected as the Secretary General of La Francophonie (OIF). The election took place Friday during the OIF summit in Yerevan the capital of Armenia. Her…

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Cameroon: USA encourages ELECAM and CC to release results polling site by polling site

Press Release The United States reiterates its neutrality with respect to Cameroonians’ right to choose their leader and calls for calm and the careful, non-partisan conclusion of the remaining phases…

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Pan-African institution for Agriculture appoints Former Ethiopian PM to its board of directors

In a bid to increase efforts on food security across Africa, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), a pan-African institution has appointed Former Ethiopian Prime Minister H.E. Hailemariam…

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Melania Trump heads to Africa: trip focuses on child welfare

America’s first lady Melania Trump has packed her bags and is heading out for her first solo international trip. On Monday, the first lady is jetting off on a solo…

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“Ghana still needs donor support” – John Kufuor

Ghana’s former President John Agyekum Kufuor says Ghana still needs international donors to support the economy and drive development at all levels. He insisted that Ghana’s current phase of development…

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African Leaders Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, Day Two

Over a dozen African leaders are in the USA for the ongoing 73rd United Nations General Assembly, UNGA, at the UN Headquarters in New York. The leaders will press their…

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African leaders addressing the United Nations General Assembly today

Over a dozen African leaders are in the USA for the ongoing 73rd United Nations General Assembly, UNGA, at the UN Headquarters in New York. The leaders will press their…

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More mass graves discovered 24 years after Rwanda’s genocide

Rwandans will continue burying the bodies of those who died decades ago during the Rwandan Genocide. Authorities in Rwanda have found new mass graves they say contain 5 400 bodies…

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