Last Updated on June 25, 2020

Ghana Apologises for Demolition at Nigerian Embassy

NHC Ghana

President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana has tendered an official apology to his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari. This is following the illegal building demolition on the premises of the Nigerian High Commission in Accra. The two West African leaders spoke by telephone, according to Nigerian presidential spokesman Garba Shehu. Akufo-Addo subsequently assured Buhari that a full … Read more

Last Updated on June 24, 2020

Rwanda: MPs Vote to Give President More Powers

Paul Kagame

As Rwanda seeks to improve efficiency and minimise waste, lawmakers have endorsed plans to give more powers to the president. This will enable him to create and disband public institutions and state-owned companies. Currently, Rwanda’s parliament determines establishment and dissolution of public institutions. However, Article 4 of a draft law, establishing provisions governing public institutions, … Read more

Last Updated on June 23, 2020

Malawi votes in presidential election rerun

Malawi Elections

Today, polls opened in Malawi in a hotly contested presidential vote. This is the second election in just over a year, after incumbent Peter Mutharika’s re-election was annulled over rigging. Polling stations opened at 6am (04:00 GMT) and will last for 12 hours. Some 6.6 million people are registered to vote. The election is much … Read more

Last Updated on June 21, 2020

Bamenda-Enugu Link Road Reopens for Business


Cameroon military says it has restored security on an important trade road between western Cameroon and Nigeria. This week, the military said it had killed at least 13 separatist fighters who blocked the Bamenda-Enugu Road for two months and were demanding illegal tolls. The rebels denied it was their fighters and blamed other armed groups. … Read more

Last Updated on January 21, 2023

Evariste Ndayishimiye Sworn In as President of Burundi

Evariste Ndayishimiye

Burundi has sworn in Evariste Ndayishimiye who won May 20 elections as the country entered the post-Nkurunziza era. Ndayimishiye was originally supposed to take over in August but the Constitutional Court ruled that the investiture be brought forward following the death of outgoing Nkurunziza. The event took place at the state Ingoma in Gitega, the … Read more

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