Lagos News

Nigerian president returns to Nigeria

Buhari spent over three months in London for treatment.Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari addressed the nation in a televised speech on 21 August following his return to the captital Abuja after more...
Nairobi News

Odinga to challenge presidential election result in court

Opposition leader backtracks on initial refusal to seek legal redress. Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga is to file a petition in the supreme court against the results of the 8 August president...
Nairobi News

Business as usual in Kenya after disputed presidential elections

Kenyans largely ignore defeated Odinga’s call to strike. It was largely business as usual in Kenya on 14 August despite a strike call from opposition leader Raila Odinga in grievance over the outco...
Nairobi News

Kenyan election official found dead ahead of elections

Body of Kenyan electoral official showed "evidence of torture". The person in charge of Kenya's electronic voting system was found dead in Nairobi on 31 July, with reported signs of torture, a week a...
Nairobi News

Kenya prepares for elections on 8 August

Incumbent Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta is seeking a second term of office on 8 August when Kenya votes to elect a president, parliament and county governors. The two-horse presidential race sees K...
Addis Ababa News

Ethiopia extends state of emergency

Addis Ababa adds four months to existing state of emergency. The Ethiopian government has extended the nation's current state of emergency by four months, amid reports of continuing violence and an...
Lagos News

Nigerian president extends UK medical leave

President Buhari has spent last two weeks in London hospital. Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari has requested parliament to extend his medical leave, indefinitely, according to a statement releas...
Addis Ababa News

Ethiopia releases 10,000 detainees

2,500 remaining detainees to face charges. Ethiopia has released 9,800 people detained under its ongoing state of emergency which was introduced to curb violent anti-government demonstrations in th...

Akufo-Addo to be sworn in as Ghana's president on 7 January

Ghanaian president Mahama defeated by former foreign minister Akufo-Addo. Ghana's main opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo will be sworn in as president on 7 January after defeating incumbent preside...
Accra News

Ghana's presidential election on 7 December

Presidential candidates sign peace pact ahead of Ghana's elections. Ghana's seven presidential candidates have pledged that their supporters will respect electoral rules and refrain from violence,...
Addis Ababa News

State of emergency in Ethiopia

Ethiopia rocked by violent protests by Oromo and Amhara groups. The Ethiopian government has declared a six-month state of emergency in an attempt to curb violent demonstrations by two of Ethiopia'...
Dar Es Salaam News

Tanzanian prime minister moves offices to Dodoma

Majaliwa moves to capital as part of government relocation plan. The Tanzanian prime minister Kassim Majaliwa has moved his offices to Dodoma as part of President John Magufuli's decision to transf...

Chadema calls for Defiance Day in Tanzania

Tanzania's opposition party to hold nationwide campaign on 1 September. Tanzania's main opposition party Chadema has declared 1 September "Defiance Day" to mark the beginning of a nationwide campai...
Dar Es Salaam News

Tanzanian government to move offices to Dodoma

Tanzanian government to move from Dar es Salaam to country's capital. Tanzanian premier Kassim Majaliwa has confirmed that government offices will move from Dar es Salaam to the capital Dodoma by S...
Cairo News

Egyptian court quashes transfer of Red Sea Islands

Court overturns Egypt's decision to cede Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. The Egyptian government is set to appeal a court's nullification of its controversial decision in April to cede two strateg...
Addis Ababa News

African Union to issue African passports

AU passports to facilitate free movement and intra-Africa trade. The Addis Ababa-based African Union (AU) is preparing to launch a single African electronic passport at the upcoming AU Summit in Rw...
Nairobi News

Violent opposition protests continue in Kenya

Two killed in anti-government protests by opposition supporters. At least two people were shot dead during violent clashes between police and supporters of Kenya's opposition Coalition for Reforms...
Maputo News

Mozambique government and Renamo resume talks

Peace talks resume in Maputo after Dhlakama drops pre-conditions. Peace talks between the Mozambican government and representatives of the Renamo rebel movement have resumed after Renamo leader Afo...
Lagos News

Nigeria uncovers 43,000 non-existent workers on military payroll

Audit reveals large-scale fraud in Nigerian military sector. Nigeria has discovered 43,000 "ghost workers" among its security forces following an audit into the payroll of government ministries, de...
Dar Es Salaam News

Tanzania purges 10,000 non-existent employees

Tanzanian president continues his anti-corruption drive. Tanzania has removed more than 10,000 "ghost workers" from its public sector payroll as part of an ongoing crackdown on corruption and waste...