‘No Zambian Will Sleep Hungry’ Hichilema vows as he assumes office

On Tuesday, Hakainde Hichilema was sworn in as President of Zambia, pledging to turn around the country’s ailing economy and to provide “true freedom” to all of his fellow citizens. The erstwhile perennial opponent, who promised a “new dawn in Zambia” in an early morning tweet, was sworn in in front of thousands of ecstatic […]

Ethiopia creates homemade social media platform to rival Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp

The Ethiopian government has announced that homemade social media platforms are being created to rival global companies such as Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp, Twitter, etc. The decision follows accusations that these platforms have acted against national interest through the deletion of posts and pages that are “disseminating the true reality about Ethiopia” and those “preaching national […]

US government declares Guinea-Bissau’s former army chief wanted, offers $5m reward

The United States government has declared wanted, Guinea-Bissau’s former head of armed forces and one-time coup leader, General Antonio Indjai with a $5 million reward announced for anyone who will provide reliable information leading to his arrest. According to a 2013 indictment report, a secret agent from the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) was set […]

Southern African leaders praise Zambia for a peaceful election and transfer of power

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) heaped praises on member state Zambia for contributing to the progress of the democracy of the region. The recently held peaceful election represents the third time the country is holding a very successful transfer of power since 1991. Peaceful election is common in Africa, however, the love for power […]

Taliban rule: Uganda agrees to take in 2,000 Afghanistan refugees

Uganda has reached an agreement with the United States to receive 2,000 Afghanistan refugees following a total takeover of the country by the Taliban fighters. Esther Anyakun, Refugee Minister revealed that, the decision was taken upon request by the US. According to the evacuation plan from the United States as confirmed by Ugandan authorities, a […]

Zambia: Opposition leader Hichilema wins election with more than 2.8 million votes

Zambia’s opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has been elected as the country’s seventh president after winning more than 2.8 million votes in the presidential election. The 59-year-old experienced politician defeated his long-time opponent Lungu in a grueling campaign amid a landscape of deteriorating living conditions. It is his sixth bid for the presidency and the third […]

Zambia: Opposition leader Hichilema leads early presidential poll

According to early Saturday results from Zambia’s electoral commission, opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has taken an early lead over incumbent Edgar Lungu in the country’s presidential election. The results suggest that Hichilesha has gained ground since the last election in 2016, which was marred by allegations of rigging by Lungu and allegations of vote-rigging. Chief […]

Former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo plans to set up new political party

Laurent Gbagbo, the ex-president of Ivory Coast, has suggested forming a new political party, his Ivorian Popular Front (FPI), which is riven by severe internal divisions, announced on Monday. Speaking at a gathering of FPI leaders, Gbagbo criticized his former prime minister, Pascal Affi N’Guessan, who leads one of the groups, and suggested developing a […]

Rwanda’s 1,000-strong force in Mozambique Claim Progress Against Extremists

Rwandan troops in Mozambique, who were sent less than a month ago to assist in the fight against Islamist extremists, said Thursday that they had succeeded in driving out the extremists who were causing havoc in the country’s gas-rich north. Officials say, Rwandan troops, working with Mozambique’s army, have retaken control of a vital village […]