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Thomas Sankara’s Statue Stands Tall in Burkina Faso

This year’s African Film Festival, an annual event that takes place in Ougoudugo, Burkina Faso, will be remembered as a historic occasion. A day marked to evoke a nation’s memory

Kagame The Second General After Amin To Jeopardize The East African Community

The Ugandan ruler Idi Amin was undoubtedly one of the factors that led to the collapse of the East African Community (EAC). Amin was in a war of words with

Lawyers of detained Rwandans ask Uganda government to try them in civilian courts

awyers representing Rwandans detained in Uganda prisons have asked the Attorney General to allow them be tried in civilian courts since they don’t belong to the military forces.It’s almost two

Change Uganda Can Believe In: Does Bobi Wine Have What it Takes?

As a Ugandan, Bobi Wine has the right to seek the highest political office in Uganda. At the same time the people of Uganda also have the right to assess

Bobi Wine for president in 2021: What are his chances?

The MP for Kyadondo East and popular Opposition activist and musician Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, better known as Bobi Wine, has declared his intention to contest for the presidency in the

West Africa: Will Elections in Guinea-Bissau End Years of Political Crisis?

Image Source:[AFP] Sunday a new parliament will be elected in Guinea-Bissau. 21 parties are battling for 102 seats. Guineans hope the poll will mark the end of a long period

‘Our land and jobs now!’ Fact-checking the EFF’s 2019 election manifesto

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), a South African political party, launched its election manifesto on 2 February 2019 in the country’s Gauteng province. The national election is scheduled for 8

Pius Adesanmi Celebrated & Beloved On Two Continents!

On 10th March, 2019, Ethiopian flight ET 302 made an unscheduled stop on its way from Addis to Nairobi and the ancestors rose to receive my old friend, Pius Adesanmi.

Sudan: President Al Bashir Delegates Powers as Head of Ruling Party to Deputy

Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir has delegated his powers and authority as head of the ruling National Congress Party to its deputy head, Ahmed Mohamed Haroun, until the party’s next

East Africa: African Civil Society Groups Call for IGAD Response to Sudan Uprising

Dabanga — Thirteen civil society organisations have called for a strong response from the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to the uprising in Sudan. Among the organisations are the African

“Re-Imaging Futures: A Trans-Nigerian Conversation” Exhibition in Lagos, Nigeria

On February 9, 2019 at the Nigerian Railway Corporation compound in Ebute-Metta, Lagos the Re-Imaging Futures: A Trans-Nigerian conversation opened. “The exhibition is a conversation as well as an intervention

A Different Perspective of Adwa

Today marks the 123rd anniversary of the battle of Adwa in which Ethiopia inflicted a crushing defeat on Italy’s colonial army. It was a landmark victory that permanently altered the

Kenyan filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu talks with Design Indaba

The message read: “So sorry love. Film got banned and all hell broke loose.” I still remember the day clearly, back in April on Freedom Day (in South Africa) where

Universal healthcare in Africa is a necessity for genuine development

any of the news stories about African Union (AU) member states focus on the outbreak of infectious diseases, which are a direct result of the legacy of colonialism and neo-colonialism,

A Scholar’s Account of Departed Tanzanian Media Guru, Ruge Mutahaba’s Life

Atlanta — Ruge! Ruge has touched millions of Tanzanians. He was a pioneer in the entertainment industry. Ruge is many things to different people. For those of us who grew

2019 Feb. 20: Yithi Laba exhibition

Date: 28 February – 15 April 2019 Time: 6-8pm Venue: The Market Photo Workshop, Newtown, Johannesburg. Yithi Laba meaning This is Us is a command announcing the coming together of

State of emergency aims to end Sudan’s economic crisis: ruling party

The purpose of the state of emergency is to deal with the economic crisis rather than a correction to political practice, said the ruling National Congress Party on Saturday. President

No, Kenyans haven’t been expelled from Somalia after diplomatic row

Kenya and Somalia are in the middle of a diplomatic spat. But has Somalia really expelled all Kenyan nationals from the country? On 16 February 2019, Kenya’s foreign office tweeted

Ethiopia takes Dutch Co to court over teff patent

Image:[Eva-Lotta Jansson/Oxfam America] Ethiopia government is set for a legal battle in respect of patent rights for teff – an African grass economically important as a cereal grass. Teff, famed

Election Postponement: INEC’s reasons are not convincing, says Wadada

A former member, House of Representatives, Alhaji Ahmed Wadada, says the reasons tendered by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections are

Nigeria elections: All you need to know

Over 84 million eligible voters are set to cast their ballot on February 16 to elect the next president and members of Nigeria’s National Assembly. Governors and members of the

How the AU failed Africans, from Sudan to DRC and Zimbabwe

Image Source:[Xinhua] As African heads of state and government gather in Addis Ababa this weekend for the 32nd Summit of the African Union, Sudan is deep in its second month

Malawi: Mozambique Struggles With Refugees Returning From Malawi

Maputo — MOZAMBIQUE is battling to cater for thousands of its nationals returning to the country having fled the conflict between government forces and rebels. A majority of 11 500

Workers Lead The Way Against Austerity in Zimbabwe

ZIMBABWE IS in the throes of a massive crisis. Huge price hikes — including a 150 percent rise in the price of fuel — have been imposed by the government

Uganda development report fact check

Uganda’s ruling National Resistance Movement has made big strides since 1986, President Yoweri Museveni said in a New Year’s Day message to the country. These included growing the economy and

Will Sudan’s Uprising Reunite the North and South?

The international media has simplified the reasons behind the current uprising in Sudan, citing rising costs of bread and fuel as the the ignition for the intense protests. Adhieu Majok

Sudan’s protests: The revolt of the periphery

Sudan has had two successful revolutions so far. In 1964 and 1985, mass protests overthrew military dictatorships and installed civilian governments. Both times, the political upheaval erupted in the capital,

Project Rescue Nigeria: Fact-checking Oby Ezekwesili’s presidential manifesto

On 16 February 2019, Nigerians will head to the polls to choose a new president. One candidate is Obiageli Ezekwesili, who has twice served as a national minister and had

China Versus The U.S. In The Battle Over Africa

Image Source:- (ImagineChina) Since the start of the new millennium, sub-Saharan African economies have undergone a dramatic boom. This surge has been marked by rapidly increasing trade and investment on

The Legacy of Legendary Jazz Master Hugh Masekela

Yet another jazz club closed down in Johannesburg this month. Open for less than five years, The Orbit wasn’t storied like older venues and it was located far from the

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Stories from Western Sahara

About a year ago we interviewed Malainin Lakhal, a Sahrawi Journalist and Activist, concerning Western Sahara’s decades of struggle against colonization, and how despite several efforts to end the Moroccon

Somali war is a continuing result of US foreign policy

Pentagon bombing operations against the Horn of Africa state of Somalia have killed numerous people over the last several weeks under the guise of the United States “war on terrorism.”

African Music Legend, “Tuku Music” founder, Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi Dies at 66

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — One of Zimbabwe and Africa’s most iconic musicians, Oliver Mtukudzi, died on Wednesday at age 66 after decades of rollicking, captivating performances won him devoted fans

Sauti za Busara Releases Full Lineup for 2018 Edition

Press Release Zanzibar and East Africa are gearing towards hosting the 2019 edition of Sauti za Busara with a resolve to take uniquely African live music to another level for

Kagame’s Export Of Violence Is Soon Under Spotlight In South Africa — The Inquest To Keregeya’s Death Begins On January 16, 2019

The former Rwandan intelligence chief, Patrick Karegeya, was murdered on New Year’s Day in South Africa in 2014. General Paul Kagame’s Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo spoke first about the killing — ”Karegeya

How African cities can harness green technologies for growth and jobs

In 1967 one gigabyte of hard drive storage space cost US$ 1m. Today it’s around two US cents. Computer processing power has also increased exponentially: it doubles every two years.

Senegal Phasing out Popular “car rapides” Minibuses

Senegal’s popular public transport minibuses, known as “car rapides”, are being taken off the road. FRANCE 24’s Sarah Sakho and Emmanuelle Landais report on a disappearing institution. If you have

Calls for emergency aid in Mogadishu to address land rights

BARCELONA — Conflict and disaster in Somalia have sparked massive internal displacement to make Mogadishu the most crowded city in Africa, leading to calls for emergency aid to the Somali

Africa Will Unite

On Saturday 8th December 2018, a significant event opened at the University of Ghana, marking the 60th Anniversary of the All-African People’s Conference. In attendance were the President of the

HOAX ALERT: ‘Man selling human meat in Nairobi butchery’ story is false

A man has been “caught red-handed selling human meat in a Nairobi butchery”, the headline of a story on a website masquerading as the genuine African Daily Voice blared in

Communities in the DRC take on Canadian palm oil company and a century of exploitation

Nine communities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo push back against a centry-old system of oil palm plantation exploitation—with an important Canadian connection—that has left them hamstrung and poor

ECOWAS Urges Senegalese and Nigerian Government to Ensure Free, Fair Elections

The ECOWAS Heads of State and Government have charged Nigeria and Senegal to leave no stone unturned in ensuring the conduct of elections are peaceful, free and transparent. “The Authority

Sudanese Military Stress Support for Omar al-Bashir in Face of Nation-Wide Protests

The Sudanese military has reiterated support for embattled President Omar al-Bashir amid street protests over price hikes and a shortage of basic commodities. In a Sunday statement, the army said

Elections in DR Congo: Undeterred by looming chaos, the people fight on

The elections scheduled on December 23 face a number of logistical obstacles. The government of Joseph Kabila has also prevented the opposition from mounting an effective campaign. Nonetheless, the people

Magufuli’s Tanzania; New Era For Africa Here At Last

REBIRTH of the new Africa we waited for so long is looming. The Africa that no longer entrusts its future in the hands of others but in own hands. Tanzania’s

Stone tools date early humans in North Africa to 2.4 million years ago

When did early humans first arrive in the Mediterranean area? New archaeological evidence published today online by the journal Science (as a First Release) indicates their presence in North Africa

Yes, China is Kenya’s biggest trading partner – but it’s not a balanced trade

Kenya’s trade with China is rarely far from the headlines. The latest is a widely reported claim that China could seize Kenya’s assets over debt. This interest comes from increased

Why do westerners in Africa or Asia think it’s okay to photograph other people’s children?

The Cambodian family hopped out of their rental car and walked up to the charming, if rundown, school building in rural Scotland. Unpacking their cameras, they spotted a group of

Does Kenya’s tea-rich Kericho county get ‘nothing’ for its green gold?

How resources are shared can be a source of friction between Kenya’s central government and its 47 new counties. Established by the 2010 constitution, the counties came into operation in

African Development Fund approves US$322 million for road upgrading project in Burundi and Tanzania

The Boards of Directors of the African Development Bank Group have approved US$322.35 million loans and grant to Burundi and Tanzania to finance the Rumonge-Gitaza (45 km) and Kabingo-Kasulu-Manyovu (260

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