Politics

Power shift in the Horn of Africa is eroding Kenya’s influence

South Sudan

At the dawn of this century, the then editor of the Foreign Affairs Journal, James Fulton Hoge Jr., rightly observed that the global “transfer of power from West to East” was “dramatically changing the context for dealing with international challenges—as well as the challenges themselves” (Foreign Affairs, July/August, 2004). South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir (centre) poses with Eritrea’s President Isaias Afwerki (right) and …

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Egypt calls Africa to unite in fulfillment of founders dream on Africa Day

Egypt

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi called on African countries to exert efforts to achieve the aspirations of the continent’s nations towards prosperity and stablity. He made this call on Saturday, May 25, 2019. In a televised speech as part of the African Union’s (AU) celebration of Africa Day, El-Sisi asked the continent’s countries to maintain their unity in order to accomplish …

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Why Sudan is crucial to global security

Sudan

DURBAN – Some of the reasons why Sudan is important to the world of international security: Oil. Sudan has enormous oil reserves – over 6 billion barrels discovered so far. Sudan has an enormous potential to provide the world with energy and adding another African oil partner to its list of providers is not only wise but preferable. Click to …

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Ex-president Bouteflika seeks forgiveness as Algerians face new era

Bouteflika

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) – Algeria’s Constitutional Council formalized the departure of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika Wednesday from the office he held for two decades, as rattled international partners watched closely to see what’s next for an energy-rich country that is a key player in fighting terrorism. Bouteflika himself asked the Algerian people for forgiveness the day after he stepped down following …

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Nigeria Elections 2019 — why it Matters to the World

Nigeria

The large contingent of foreign observer groups for the 2019 Nigeria elections reflects the importance of Nigeria in the calculations of the international community for the political and financial stability of Africans South of the Sahara. File photo of Atiku and Buhari Indeed a planeload of observers has come from the United Nations Organisation, UNO, the Commonwealth of Nations, African Union, …

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Nigeria’s 2019 Elections – What You Need To Know

Nigeria

As Africa’s most populous nation and leading producer of oil gears up for their elections on February 16, observers would be keen to see if Nigerians would retain President Buhari for his second and final term or return to the party which ruled the country for 16 years until Buhari’s presidency. The president is elected using a simple majority of …

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ASAS Awards & Expo 2019 Chair Meets Top Diplomats In US And UK

ASAS Awards & Expo

Mr. Osei Bonsu Dickson, Chairman of the International Planning Committee for the 2019 Inaugural Africa Security and Safety Awards and Expo (ASAS Awards & Expo) has met with His Excellency (HE) Dr. Barfour Adjei-Barwuah and HE Paapa Owusu-Ankomah, Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States (US) and Ghana’s High Commissioner to United Kingdom (UK) respectively. Both meetings respectively took place during …

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Sahle-Work Zewde becomes first female President of Ethiopia

Sahle-Work Zewde

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN) Ethiopia’s parliament has appointed the country’s first female president, Sahle-Work Zewde, in a move hailed as setting a new standard for women in the East African nation, the Prime Minister’s chief of staff announced October 25, 2018. Sahle-Work Zewde, 69, has served since June as the United Nation’s special representative to the African Union as an under-secretary-general. She also has …

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Zimbabwe election: Mnangagwa vows ‘brighter tomorrow’

Zimbabwe

Emmerson Mnangagwa has vowed a “brighter tomorrow” for Zimbabwe after being sworn-in as president August 26, 2018. He also announced an inquiry into the deaths of six people in clashes between the army and opposition supporters after the July vote. The violence was “unacceptable“, he said. The opposition MDC Alliance continues to reject the result despite a court ruling on Friday …

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Joseph Kabila will not seek third term in Congo

Joseph Kabila

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila will not seek election for a third term, his spokesman announced Wednesday, August 8, 2018. Kabila instead nominated his interior minister Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary as his successor. The announcement reported in local media brought an end to speculation that Kabila would bypass the country’s two-term limit to stand in the December 23 elections. Democratic Republic …

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