Riek Machar in Juba for peace talks

20 October 2019, 7:35 PM
South Sudan's exiled rebel leader Riek Machar on Saturday jetted back to the country for another round of peace talks with President Salva Kiir. This meeting is expected to come up with a way forward on forming a new government in South Sudan by the November 12th deadline.
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Salva Kii and Riek Machar
Mozambicans urged to vote on Tuesday 14 October 2019, 4:36 PM

The Electoral Commission of Mozambique has urged all the electorate to go and cast their votes on Tuesday.

Sadec Electoral Observer Mission gives Botswana elections green light 14 October 2019, 4:27 PM

The Southern African Development Community (Sadec) Electoral Observer Mission to Botswana is optimistic that the country is ready to hold its general elections on Wednesday next week.

Mozambique Elections 2019: Quick Facts 14 October 2019, 3:59 PM

Mozambique's President, Filipe Nyusi, announced in 2018 that the country will hold presidential, legislative and provincial elections on October 2019.

Mozambique Electoral Commission urged to deliver free, fair elections 14 October 2019, 8:01 AM

The Centre for Democracy and Development organisation (CDD) in Mozambique, has called on the Mozambique National Electoral Commission (CNE) to deliver free and fair elections ahead of Tuesday's national elections.

Thousands of Tunisians celebrate Kais Saied’s landslide projected win 14 October 2019, 5:40 AM

Thousands of Tunisians took to the streets of the capital on Sunday celebrating presidential candidate Kais Saied's projected win, after exit polls showed him leading.

Algeria
Hundreds of Algerians protest against proposed energy law 13 October 2019, 9:30 PM

Hundreds of Algerians protested in front of parliament on Sunday against a proposed energy law that they said the caretaker government had no right to p

Tunisians vote for president, choosing between media mogul and retired professor 13 October 2019, 4:05 PM

Tunisians were choosing on Sunday between two political outsiders to be their next president, in a free election that has seen voters ditch top politicians after years of declining living standards following a 2011 revolution.

Mozambique Electoral Commission believes police ready for elections threats 13 October 2019, 11:13 AM

Mozambique National Electoral Commission (CNE) believes that the police in the country will deal with any form of violence which may pose threats to the elections.

Mozambicans walk past election posters ahead Tuesday's provincial and legislative election.
Mozambique’s Nyusi promises stability, security in final election rally 13 October 2019, 6:52 AM

At the final election rally for Mozambique's Frelimo party on Saturday , President Filipe Nyusi danced on stage and promised voters his government, if re-elected, would bring stability, security and put an end to corruption.

Gunmen kill 15 people in Burkina Faso mosque 12 October 2019, 7:43 PM

Gunmen killed about 15 people in an attack on a mosque in northern Burkina Faso during prayers on Friday evening, a security source and a local official told Reuters.

Algeria’s protesters march against ruling elite as elections approach 12 October 2019, 11:13 AM

Algerian protesters vowed to keep up street rallies against the country’s ruling elite on Friday, rejecting a December presidential election with banners reading “we will not shut up”, “we are not ready to stop” and “I will not vote”.

Zimbabwean police undergoing training 11 October 2019, 7:10 PM

Zimbabwean police officers are currently undergoing training in crowd control management to ensure safety of the people and respect of human rights.

Cargo plane crashes in Congo, killing presidential staff on board 11 October 2019, 2:40 PM

A cargo plane carrying presidential staff crashed in eastern Congo on Thursday, killing all eight passengers and crew, a presidential advisor told Reuters on Friday.

Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed wins 2019 Nobel Peace Prize 11 October 2019, 12:16 PM

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his peacemaking efforts with Eritrea.

Voting materials dispatched ahead of Mozambique elections 10 October 2019, 8:34 AM

The Mozambique Election Commission says all voter materials have been dispatched to various regions of the country ahead of the general elections on Tuesday October 15th.

Members of Tunisia's higher election committee announce the preliminary results of the parliamentary elections in Tunis, Tunisia.
Tunisia’s Ennahda party to lead fractured new parliament 10 October 2019, 6:02 AM

Though Ennahda came first, it has 17 fewer seats than it won in the last parliamentary election in 2014, when it came second to a secular coalition which has since fallen apart.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa
Getting the economy working again from being dead will require time: Mnangagwa 9 October 2019, 8:45 PM

It's a race against time for President Emmerson Mnangagwa to address the economic challenges in Zimbabwe amid rocketing inflation levels.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed meets the head of Sudan's Transitional Military.
Ethiopia’s peacemaking prime minister emerges as a Nobel favourite 9 October 2019, 3:30 PM

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is a possible contender for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for the reconciliation he forged in 2018 with Eritrea. He's currently the bookmakers' favourite to win after climate change activist Greta Thunberg. The winner is due to be announced on Friday.

Kaombo Norte floating oil platform is seen at night off the coast of Angola.
Angola seeks to reduce gas flaring to capture revenue 9 October 2019, 12:21 PM

The announcement of efforts to generate more revenues by reducing gas flaring comes as Africa’s second largest crude producer [Angola] faces a fall in output from its mature oil fields.

Mass protests first broke out in Ethiopia's most populous region.
Ethiopian police teargas protesters in Amhara 9 October 2019, 5:51 AM

The violence flared up after a rogue state militia leader killed the region’s state president and other top level officials, sparking a shootout in Bahir Dar, the capital of Amhara.

Zimbabwe doctors defy government ultimatum to end strike 8 October 2019, 6:01 PM

Striking Zimbabwean doctors defied a government ultimatum to return to work on Monday, after rejecting a 60% pay rise offer they say is not enough to keep up with soaring prices of basic goods.

Commonwealth Observer team expected to arrive in Mozambique 8 October 2019, 9:05 AM

The Commonwealth Observer team is expected to arrive in Mozambique this week to observe the country's general elections process. 

Antonio-Guterres
UN tackles the role of women in peace, security in Africa 7 October 2019, 9:58 PM

A call has been made directly to the United Nations Security Council to use its multilateral toolbox to support and enable the African Women in Dialogue processes throughout the continent.

Heavy rain in Ivory Coast may boost cocoa output but raises disease fears 7 October 2019, 9:11 PM

Heavy rain last week in most of Ivory Coast’s cocoa growing regions could boost harvesting in the coming months but farmers fear beans could start rotting due to high humidity, they told Reuters on Monday. The marketing season in Ivory Coast, the world’s top cocoa producer, started on Oct. 1, with a new farmgate price […]

Indian property group partners with Actis on joint housing venture Kenya 7 October 2019, 11:08 AM

Indian property group Shapoorji Pallonji has partnered with growth markets investor Actis on a joint housing venture targeting middle-income homeowners in Kenya.

Less than a week ago, 38 Malian soldiers were killed in a double attack on two army camps in central Mali - among the heaviest losses for Mali’s army in recent years.
UN peacekeeper killed, four wounded in Mali mine attack 7 October 2019, 6:39 AM

A UN peacekeeper was killed and four others wounded on Sunday when their vehicle hit an explosive device in northern Mali, the UN mission (MINUSMA) said.

Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam is seen as it undergoes construction work on the river Nile in Guba Woreda.
Egypt says talks over Ethiopia’s Nile dam deadlocked 6 October 2019, 8:44 AM

Egypt said on Saturday that talks with Sudan and Ethiopia over the operation of a $4 billion hydropower dam that Ethiopia is constructing on the Nile have reached a deadlock, and it called for international mediation.

Congo says IMF is considering new financial support 6 October 2019, 7:44 AM

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will consider renewing financial support to Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) within the next six months, the government in Kinshasa said on Saturday.

Cameroon president orders main rival freed in bid to calm tensions 5 October 2019, 9:01 PM

Maurice Kamto, the main rival of Cameroon President Paul Biya, walked free from prison on Saturday after insurrection charges against him were dropped in what the government said was a gesture of national reconciliation.

Elections
SADC’s electoral advisory council is confident Mozambique is ready for elections 5 October 2019, 12:47 PM

The Southern African Development Community's (SADC) Electoral Advisory Council has expressed confidence that Mozambique is ready to conduct its elections scheduled for October 15.