• January 31, 2023

South Africa will not ditch coal ‘just like that’-Ramaphosa

Coal-rich but energy-starved South Africa will not immediately abandon its fossil-fueled electricity generating plants as it transitions to cleaner forms of power, President Cyril Ramaphosa said Sunday. South Africa, one of …

US secretary of state Anthony Blinken speaks to young people in Cairo Egypt

The strategic partnership between the U.S. and Egypt is of “great consequence”, according to Secretary of State Anthony Blinken.He made the comment on Sunday in Cairo where he addressed a meeting …

DRC ready to welcome Pope Francis

In Kinshasa’s Ndolo airport everything is ready to welcome Pope Francis. The Holy Pontiff arrives on Tuesday in Kinshasa, capital of the DRC and Africa’s largest catholic country. Tomorrow I will …

Tunisians express little hope one day after elections

Tunisian citizens have expressed little hope one day after the second round of parliamentary elections with record abstention. Preliminary results suggest that nearly 89% of the electorate decided to stay away …

New claims of ethnic clashes in central Ethiopia

Witnesses allege that several dozen civilians and fighters have been killed in the new clashes between Ethiopians from Oromo and Amhara groups in the centre of the country. The fighting would …

Libya to sign gas deals with Italy’s Eni – National Oil corporation chief

Libya’s National Oil Corporation said Wednesday (Jan. 25) it had reached an $8-billion deal with Italian energy giant ENI to develop offshore hydrocarbon sites. “We have reached a deal with ENI …

Business:Uganda starts first oil drilling operations with targets on 2025

Uganda on Tuesday launched the drilling of its first oil well, a key milestone as the country races to meet its target of first oil output in 2025. President Yoweri Museveni …

Deadly Shebab attack on military camp in Somali

Just when the Somali government thought it has emerged victorious over the jihadists with the capture of a strategic coastal town, the Islamist Shebab militants stormed a military base north of …

Idris Elba turns an advocate for food security, efforts to combat climate change

The last time British actor Idris Elba was in Davos during the World Economic Forum, it was to perform as a DJ at a party with R&B superstar Mary J. Blige. …

Head of Ethiopia’s Supreme Court resigns

Head of Ethiopia’s Supreme court, Meaza Ashenafi, and her deputy, Solomon Areda Waktolla “have resigned” from their position. A letter to the House of People’s Representatives (HoPR) on Tuesday did not …

Searches underway to locate 50 kidnapped women in Burkina Faso

A group of women who were abducted on Thursday and Friday in the north of the country by suspected jihadists are being searched for in Burkina Faso, the governor of the …

Benin opposition leader rejects preliminary results of parliamentary vote

Benin’s main opposition on Thursday (Jan. 12) claimed vote buying and fraud allowed allies of the President to win Sunday’s legislative election. Beninese electoral commission announced late Wednesday, preliminary results of …

US and Russia clash over violent extremism in Africa

The United States accused Russian military contractors backed by the Kremlin on Tuesday of interfering in the internal affairs of African countries and “increasing the likelihood that violent extremism will grow” …