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AU @ 18 Declaration Makes Emphasis on Libya Crisis

On the occasion of the AU’s 18 anniversary, the Chairperson of the Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat has bemoaned ongoings in Libya . Even though the AU formed in 2002 is 18 years today, its mother body, the Organization of African Unity is 57 years. The AU chief stressed the need to do all it takes […]

Bizimana Augustine’s Remains Found in the Republic of Congo

A UN war crimes prosecutor has announced that the remains of Augustin Bizimana have been identified in a grave in the Republic of Congo. Bizimana, wanted over Rwanda’s 1994 genocide was a former Rwandan defence minister has said. Serge Brammertz said Bizimana, is believed to have died in Pointe Noire, in Congo, in 2000. He […]

CFA FRANC: The End of an Era in West African Nations

The much-awaited bill ratifying the end of the CFA franc was adopted on Wednesday by the French Council of Ministers. Sibeth Ndiaye the spokeswoman for the French government disclosed this. “It was during an official visit to Ivory Coast in December 2019 that President Macron and French West African leaders announced a historic reform of monetary cooperation. […]

Majoro Moeketsi sworn in as Lesotho Prime Minister

Moeketsi Majoro has been sworn in as Lesotho’s prime minister following the resignation of Thomas Thabane. Thabane’s decision to step down came amid mounting pressure over a case in which he and his wife are suspected of involvement.  The case is the 2017 murder of his estranged wife. They both deny this. The move cleared […]

Burundi goes to the Polls as Pierre Nkurunziza steps down

The East African nation of Burundi went to the polls on Wednesday. The election is meant to usher in the first democratic transition in 58 years of independence for the impoverished nation. President Pierre Nkurunziza, whose government has repeatedly been accused of rights abuses, will step down after 15 years. The citizens of Burundi are […]