South African president Jacob Zuma faced a widening public backlash from senior members of the ruling African National Congress including his deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa.
Chad’s foreign minister has been elected as the new chair of the African Union Commission, pledging to place development and security at the top of his agenda and streamline the organization’s bureaucracy.
South Africa has variously styled itself as a “bridge” between the North, the global South and Africa as well as a “gateway” into the continent.
President gives huge boost to leadership ambitions of his ex-wife Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma with comments about his party’s succession.
The chances of South African President Jacob Zuma’s ex-wife, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, becoming the next leader of the African National Congress were given a boost on Saturday with the endorsement of the ruling party’s women’s division.
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa saw his chances of becoming South Africa’s next leader increase on Thursday.
South Africa‘s Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa saw his chances of becoming the country’s next leader increase on Monday when the powerful mining union he helped found before he made a fortune in business backed him to succeed President Jacob Zuma.
This weekend the African Union unveiled an e-passport that will hopefully be available to all citizens of member states by 2018.
African Union Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says she will step down at the end of July, fuelling speculation that she will run for president in her native South Africa in elections slated for 2019.
Intra-African travel — which is critical to unlocking the region’s tourism potential — is set to become easier, safer and more open.
Leaders at Addis Ababa summit support pullout of international criminal court in protest at perceived unfair targeting.
The race for South Africa’s top job is heating up.
In Nigeria, pensions and infrastructure development are not often mentioned in the same sentence, but this week as Africa’s finance and pension industry leaders gather in Nigeria for the second edition of the World Pension Summit: Africa Special, the focus will be on how the nation’s growing pool of pension funds can be mobilised to drive sustainable development.
President Obama came to Africa to deliver a “blunt message” to its politicians. But young people in Kenya and Ethiopia had plenty to say to Mr Obama about the state of America.
Last month heads of state formally launched negotiations for a continental free-trade area at an African Union summit in Johannesburg.
Tanzania’s ruling party Chama Cha Mapinduzi nominated Works Minister John Magufuli to run for president on its ticket in general elections planned for Oct. 25.
It’s 2015, and by now even latecomers among multinational corporations have decided to include African countries in their emerging market portfolios.
In August 1963 Martin Luther King Jr delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech during the March on Washington. And when King said, “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal”, it was a turning point in American history.
This week, the African Development Bank (AfDB), the World Bank of Africa if you like, will elect a new president to replace Donald Kaberuka, a former Rwandan finance minister, who steps down on August 31 after a decade in charge.
If what is happening in Baltimore happened in a foreign country, here is how Western media would cover it: International leaders expressed concern over the rising tide of racism and state violence in America, especially concerning the treatment of ethnic minorities in the country and the corruption in state security forces around the country when handling cases of police brutality.
If the media coverage on Kenya is all about terrorism, the terrorists win.
Nigeria‘s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will postpone the February 14 presidential and legislative elections for six weeks to give a new multinational force time to secure parts of the northeastern areas under the sway of Boko Haram.
I recently watched the BBC documentary, “Rwanda: The Untold Story” which first aired on October 1st, 2014. For those of us who have lived through the 1994 genocide, the documentary is quite puzzling.
Many African countries have secessionist movements, partly because their borders were drawn up by colonial powers in the 19th Century.
Since 1979, the Dos Santos family has ruled over Angola, Africa’s second largest oil producer after Nigeria.
Gambia’s Ministry of Information and Communication Infrastructure (MOICI) under the African Union Commission (AUC) African Internet Exchange Services (AXIS) Support Project has launched the country’s first Internet Exchange Point (IXP) – the Serrekunda Internet Exchange Point (SIXP).