Lagos News

Nigeria's president Buhari cleans up military

New military heads announced After the sacking of the chiefs of the army, navy and airforce Nigeria's president Muhammadu Buhari has nominated the new chief of the defence staff as Major General Ab...
Dar Es Salaam News

Tanzania selects presidential candidates

Presidential nomination process begins Presidential nomination process begins Tanzania's ruling party, the Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), is poised to select its presidential candidate ahead of the...
Arusha News

Tanzania estimates voting figures

About 24 million people eligible to vote Tanzania's Bureau of Statistics has estimated that about 24 million people out of a population of 48,522,230 people are eligible to vote in the coming gener...
Addis Ababa News

Ethiopian ruling party wins landslide election

Opposition allegations of vote rigging The ruling Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) celebrated a landslide victory in parliament in Addis Ababa on 22 June, following the an...
Dar Es Salaam News

Tanzania sets general election for 25 October

Nation will select new president and parliament Presidential and parliamentary elections in Tanzania have been set for 25 October, according to a statement by the National Electoral Commission (NEC...
Lagos News

Buhari may review Nigerian death-row troops

Hundreds of troops face court martial for charges including mutiny Nigeria's incoming president Muhammadu Buhari may commute the death sentences of 66 soldiers convicted for refusing to fight Boko...
Addis Ababa News

Ethiopia prepares for elections

Incumbent premier faces first election Ethiopia is holding national elections to elect a new government on Sunday 24 May and around 37 million Ethiopians are registered to vote. This will be the...
Cairo News

Morsi sentenced to death

Former Egyptian leader currently serving 20-year sentence Former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi has been sentenced to death by a Cairo court, on charges of breaking out of prison during Egypt&rs...
Lagos News

Nigerian army rescues 200 girls and 93 women

Rescue mission part of ongoing campaign against Boko Haram The Nigerian army says it has rescued almost 300 girls and women from a stronghold of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, however it s...
Cairo News

Morsi sentenced to 20 years in jail

 Former Egyptian leader expected to appeal verdict Former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi was sentenced to 20 years in prison by a criminal court in Cairo on 21 April. Morsi was convicted i...
Nairobi News

Kenya takes measures against Somalis

Dadaab refugee camp risks closure Kenya’s plans to close Dadaab refugee camp in north-eastern Kenya would breach international law and would put the lives of 350,000 Somalis at risk, accord...
Dar Es Salaam News

Tanzanian referendum postponed

The referendum on the new Tanzanian constitution, which was to be held on 30 April, has been postponed indefinitely. The official reason is that there have been delays in the registration of voters....
Lagos News

Buhari's party makes gains in local elections

Results seen as key victory for party of president-elect The All Progressives Congress (APC) party of Nigeria's president-elect Muhammadu Buhari has retained the key Lagos state governorship accor...
Lagos News

Buhari wins Nigerian presidential election

Jonathan concedes defeat after serving four years Former military head of state Muhammadu Buhari has won Nigeria's presidential election, which took place on 28 March, beating incumbent Goodluck J...
Cairo News

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan sign deal over Nile dam

Leaders sign agreement over Nile water resources Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have signed an initial agreement over Nile water resources as Addis Ababa continues with its $6 billion Grand Ethiopian R...
Lagos News

Nigeria postpones elections over security concerns

February presidential poll postponed until March Nigeria is postponing its 14 February presidential election until March 28 due to security concerns over the ongoing military campaign by Boko Haram...
Lagos News

Calls for delay in Nigerian elections

About half of voters yet to receive biometric voting card Nigeria's national security adviser Sambo Dasuki has called for the postponement of the upcoming presidential elections to allow more time...
Arusha News

South Sudan breakthrough at Arusha summit

 Rival factions sign agreement during peace talks in Arusha There was a major breakthrough in the ongoing South Sudan peace talks on 22 January when the three rival factions of the ruling Sud...
Maputo News

Mozambican president sworn in

Opposition party boycotts inauguration ceremony Mozambique's new president Filipe Nyusi was sworn into office on 15 January at a ceremony that was boycotted by the main opposition party Renamo, whi...
Lagos News

Nigeria prepares for elections

Terrorism and falling oil prices set the agenda in the general elections Nigeria's upcoming presidential elections on 14 February will be contested by a total of 14 candidates, including incumbent...