Category Archives: Politics

Election Protesters Promise Vigils in Malawi

Protesters in Malawi have wrapped up two days of demonstrations aimed at forcing the head of the country’s electoral commission to resign.

The protests followed other nationwide demonstrations on June 20 calling for the resignation of Jane Ansah as

African Leaders Meet to Push Forward Free-Trade Deal

Officials are gathering in Niger’s capital this weekend for an African Union summit that begins the operational phase of a long-sought continental free trade zone.

Some 50 heads of state were to arrive in Niamey on Friday, a day behind …

Ethiopia’s prime minister oversaw the chaotic release of thousands of prisoners, including many ethnonationalist militants. His amnesty may now be coming back to haunt him.

Members of the army carry a coffin covered with the Ethiopian flag in Addis Ababa on June 25, in preparation for the funeral service of the Chief of Staff of the Ethiopian National Defense Force, Seare Mekonnen, who was assassinated

President Isaias meets Deputy Chairman of Sudanese TMC

Asmara, President Isaias Afwerki today, 2 July met and held talks at the State House with Let. Gen. Mohammed Hamdan Daglo, Deputy Chairman of the Transitional Military Council of Sudan.

At the meeting, President Isaias underlined the responsibility of the …

Turkey: Libya Holds 6 Nationals, Will Respond to Attack

ISTANBUL – Turkey said Sunday that six of its nationals were being held by a Libyan force and vowed to respond to any attacks on its vessels or interests.

The Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement it would consider …

Why Record Numbers of African Migrants Are Showing Up at the U.S.-Mexican Border

One recent June week, the United States stopped a record number of African refugees and migrants at its southern border. Hundreds of people fleeing violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Somalia, Sudan, and beyond are embarking on