Monday, 18 October 2021
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Nairobi News

Preparations for elections can begin.

Preparations for the upcoming general and local government elections can now go ahead following a high court ruling which rejected a case brought against the electoral commission of Kenya over a Ksh 4...
Accra News

African good governance: Good governance in Ghana.

Ghana has come eighth in a new index measuring the quality of governance in the 48 sub-Saharan African countries, behind Mauritius, Seychelles, Botswana, Cape Verde, South Africa, Gabon and Namibia. T...
Maputo News

Voter registration in Mozambique.

A huge voter-registration campaign is underway in Mozambique before the forthcoming provincial, city council and general elections. Music, drama and other activities are being used to promote the impo...
Nairobi News

Women’s quota in Kenyan parliament.

Kenyan women have launched a campaign calling for a women
Cape Town News

Houses of parliament tour.

Cape Town residents may have studied the outside of the imposing Victorian neo-classical parliament building in Plein Street many times with a mixture of detachment and awe. Now there is a chance to l...
Accra News

Ghana leadership race begins.

The race is on to succeed incumbent president John Kufuor when he steps down at the end of next year after two terms in office. Aspiring candidates for the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) have until...
Addis Ababa News

Opposition leaders freed.

The Ethiopian government has pardoned and freed 38 opposition members sentenced to jail terms of between 18 months and life in connection with post-election violence in 2005. The group includes 30 pro...
Addis Ababa News

Opposition leaders sentenced to life.

A court in Addis Ababa has handed down life sentences to 35 senior opposition figures after they were found guilty of charges ranging from armed rebellion to outrage against the constitution in connec...
Accra News

Accra summit focuses on integration.

The African Union (AU) summit in Accra was dominated by the question of continental integration. Leaders of the 53-member pan African body agreed on the need for closer collaboration between countries...
Cape Town News

Zimbabwe talks in South Africa.

Representatives of Zimbabwe
Addis Ababa News

Guilty verdict for Ethiopian opposition leaders.

Thirty-eight senior opposition figures have been found guilty of charges ranging from armed rebellion to outrage against the constitution in connection with post-election violence in 2005. They includ...
Lagos News

Strike and national holiday for Yar'Adua inauguration.

Trade unions in Nigeria have called a two-day strike ahead of the inauguration of the new president, Umaru Yar'Adua, on 29 May. The industrial action is in protest over the outcome of the April local...
Cape Town News

Opposition leadership for Cape Town mayor.

Cape Town mayor Helen Zille is the new leader of South Africa
Accra News

French presidential election at the Alliance Française.

French citizens living in Accra and interested Ghanaians can follow the second round of the French presidential elections on 6 May at the Alliance Fran
Addis Ababa News

Ethiopian hostages released.

Eight Ethiopians who were kidnapped along with five Europeans during a sightseeing tour in the remote Afar region on the Ethiopia-Eritrea border in March have been released. The Europeans
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