NDPC members resign en bloc


Members of the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC)  led by their Chairman, Professor Kwesi Botchwey, have tendered in their collective resignation to President Akufo-Addo after presenting a document label Black Star Rising (Long Term...

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Zambia parliament approves 'enhanced security measures'


Zambia's parliament has approved enhanced measures for security services for a 90-day period in a decree by President Edgar Lungu, a move critics say is an effort to tighten his grip on power. Opposition legislators boycotted the vote on Tuesday, leaving...

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Vote to replace Kabila 'probably not possible' in 2017


A vote to replace President Joseph Kabila will probably not be possible this year, president of Democratic Republic of Congo's electoral commission said in a move that will violate a deal that let Kabila stay on past the end of his mandate. Kabila's...

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UN cooperation with African Union must be institutionalised, Security Council told


The United Nations must move towards a more institutionalized approach for the joint planning, mandating, financing and supporting of African Union (AU) peace-support operations, the Secretary-General's Chef de Cabinet told the Security Council...

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Qatar withdraws troops from Djibouti-Eritrea border mission


Qatar has withdrawn its troops from the border between Djibouti and Eritrea, where the Gulf state has been acting as mediator in a border dispute, the Qatari Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. It did not give reason for the withdrawal but the move comes...

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South Africa to sign more transparent nuclear power agreements with five foreign countries


South Africa signed intergovernmental agreements with Russia, France, China, South Korea and the United States in 2014 as part of plans to build a fleet of nuclear power plants at a cost of between $30 billion and $70 billion. Many investors view the...

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Macron's age makes him best person to close 'Francafrique' affair - Analyst


A political analyst says president-elect of France, Emmanuel Macron is best placed to end the France-Africa political relationship popularly referred to as ‘Francafrique.’ According to Theophile Balima, Macron’s age puts him in a pole...

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Norilsk Nickel issues notice of legal proceedings against Government of Botswana


Norilsk Nickel has served notice that it intends to commence legal proceedings in Botswana against the Government of Botswana in respect of its involvement in the reckless trading of BCL Limited and BCL Investments Proprietary Limited (together...

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Gambia’s Jammeh tells Barrow, ‘Allah is telling me my time is up.’


Gambia’s President who ruled for 22 years finally accepted his defeat on state television Friday night. He promised to step down hours after news of the results prompted thousands to celebrate in the streets in an unprecedented show of dislike for...

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President- elect Property magnate Adama Barrow defies odds, ends Jammeh’s 22 year old reign


Adama Barrow, a property magnate who has never held public office, has defied the odds to score a shocking victory in Gambia’s elections. A new era appears to be dawning in The Gambia as country’s long time president has lost the presidential...

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