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ANC Facing Testing Time In Upcoming South African Elections

AS South Africans go to the polls on May 29 to vote in national and provincial elections, the African National Congress (ANC), which has dominated politics for the last three decades and has become almost synonymous with the state, is…

Malema Poised As Kingmaker In SA’s Crucial Election

SOUTH Africa’s Julius Malema, who quit the ruling African National Congress (ANC) to form the radical leftist party, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), could potentially become a kingmaker or even deputy president if the ANC loses its majority in Wednesday’s…

Africa Day Celebrated With Call To Fulfil Founding Aspirations

THE African continent marked Africa Day on Saturday with a call to realise the founding aspirations of the African Union (AU). Africa Day, observed annually on May 25, celebrates the achievements of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), the predecessor…

Kenya’s Ruto Defends Hiring Private Jet For US Trip

KENYA’S President William Ruto has defended his decision to hire a private jet for his recent trip to the United States, citing the need to cut costs. This statement comes amid public concerns and media reports suggesting the expenditure amounted to…

We Must Not Die On Our Knees; Demand Good Governance From Tinubu, Social Critic Tells Nigerians

Renowned Nigerian social critic, human rights and pro-democracy activist, Comrade Igbotako Nowinta has x-rayed one year of President Bola Tinubu’s leadership of Nigeria and concluded that the Nigerian masses must vigorously demand good governance from him. Comrade Igbotako Nowinta, the…

Mali Detains Ally Of PM Maiga After Criticism Of Military Rule

A CLOSE ally of Mali’s civilian Prime Minister, Choguel Kokalla Maiga, was detained on Monday following their political movement’s open criticism of the country’s military rulers. The M5-RFP movement issued a strong statement on Friday against the colonels who seized…

Polish Man Freed From DRC Prison After Espionage Charges

THE authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have released a Polish man, Mariusz Majewski, who was recently sentenced to life in prison on espionage charges, Poland’s foreign minister announced Tuesday. Radek Sikorski shared the news on the social…

China’s Economic Programme In Africa Rebounds Post-pandemic

CHINA’S flagship economic cooperation programme is experiencing a resurgence after a pandemic-induced slowdown, with a significant focus on Africa, according to a Reuters analysis of lending, investment, and trade data. Chinese leaders emphasise billions of dollars committed to new construction projects and record…

Zambia Nears Deal To Restructure $3bn Debt

ZAMBIA’S Ministry of Finance announced on Tuesday that over 90 percent of holders of its $3bn in international bonds have accepted its restructuring proposal, paving the way for the country to emerge from a prolonged default. Zambia defaulted more than…

Kenya Launches Hearings On Alleged British Troop Abuses

KENYA is set to begin public hearings on Tuesday into allegations of human rights violations and abuses of power by British troops stationed in the country. The British Army Training Unit in Kenya (BATUK), which maintains a permanent base in…