President Ali Bongo returned to Gabon on Monday after a three-month medical leave during which a coup attempt was thwarted, two government sources told Reuters. His return comes a week after a small military group took over the state radio station. The move to grab power was quickly halted but...
Congo's neighbors are calling for a vote recount in the disputed presidential election and suggesting the formation of a government of national unity to avoid possible instability. The statements by the southern African and Great Lakes regional blocs put new pressure on the government of outgoing President Joseph Kabila to...
Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir insisted on Monday that he would not step down after weeks of violent protests and calls for him to quit over a worsening economic crisis. Protests have rippled across Sudan since Dec. 19 in the most sustained challenge yet to Bashir's near 30-year rule. Security forces...
The Nigerian Army on Sunday, said it had uncovered Boko Haram logistics supply syndicates among loggers and charcoal dealers in Borno. Brig.-Gen. Bulama Biu, the Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri. Biu was reacting to...
Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has announced an sharp increase in fuel prices in a measure to improve supplies as the country struggles with its worst petrol shortages in a decade. After years in international isolation, Zimbabwe’s economy has been on a downturn for more than a decade with cash shortages,...
Nigeria is a country with multi religion, cultural, political and regional back ground and historically the north, south, west and eastern Nigeria was amalgamated by colonialist to become one Nigeria, irrespective of cultural, regional or political difference in 1914, which is forty something years ago before the independent in...
Anti-government protests that have rocked Sudan since last month have left 24 people dead, an official said on Saturday, January 12, without specifying how they died. Support Us at African Stand by following Us on Facebook and Twitter. Demonstrations that erupted in the provinces on December 19 after the government tripled the price of bread have...
Democratic Republic of Congo presidential runner-up Martin Fayulu has challenged the outcome of the country's election in court, claiming he defeated opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi by a wide margin. Fayulu's opposition coalition said Friday he captured 61 percent of the vote, citing figures from the Catholic Church, which placed 40,000...
Burkina Faso’s parliament voted on Friday to extend a state of emergency by six months in several northern provinces where attacks by Islamist militants have surged in recent months, including one on Thursday that killed 12 people. The government said the latest attack was carried out by three dozen jihadists...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has launched the African National Congress (ANC)’s 2019 election manifesto, promising to put job creation, investment and decent living for workers at the centre. The vote, expected in May, will be a test of whether Ramaphosa has been able to reverse a decline in support...