Category: Africa

Buhari launches 2019 Election Campaign, vows to take Nigeria to next level

Campaigns for the 2019 presidential election formally opened, with President Muhammadu Buhari launching the All Progressives Congress, APC, Road Map. The road map is tagged “NEXT LEVEL.” In accordance with…

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US to cut down troops in Africa by 10% – Department of Defense

The US Department of Defense announced on November 15, 2018 a reduction of its forces in Africa by 10% over the next several years. Currently 7,200 military forces serve in…

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Kenya: Peace will be my legacy – Uhuru Kenyatta

In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said that the Building Bridges Initiative will help him leave a legacy of peace when he leaves office in…

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Seeking medical help abroad bleeds the economy – Emmerson Mnangagwa

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly said that foreign trips for specialised medical attention are bleeding the country of the much-needed foreign currency. Writing in a weekly column published on…

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The Refugee child who became one of Africa’s finest leaders

"I grew up in refugee camps for thirty years, I experienced injustices of every kind. What was always at back of my mind was that we could not continue to…

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October 20; Heroes Day in Kenya

Today is “Heroes Day,” in Kenya, in Swahili, heroes means “mashujaa,” so it is also called Mashujaa Day. It was originally called “Kenyatta Day” in honour of Kenya’s first president,…

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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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