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‘Create common platform for election management in Africa’- Prof Jega

The need for a global platform for election management bodies to meet and share best practices has been advocated by the Former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission...

Two candidates lay claim to victory in Tunisia’s Presidential election

Two leftist candidates are laying claims to be leading in the first round of Tunisia's Presidential election, in a poll that focused on high unemployment and a surge in...

Dozens feared dead in DR Congo boat accident

At least 34 people are feared drowned after a boat sank on the River Congo. Police said 76 passengers were rescued from the whaleboat - a flat-bottomed vessel used to...

“Ghana’s commitment to terrorism fight is absolute” – President Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has urged the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to accept and implement the...

Ghana’s JJ Rawlings pays tribute to Mugabe

Former President Jerry John Rawlings who led Ghana’s delegation to the funeral of ex- President Robert Mugabe, in Zimbabwe capital Harare on Saturday, September 14, delivered a tribute on behalf of President...

G5 Sahel heads of State throw their weight behind Desert to power initiative

Sahel heads of state at a Summit on Friday in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, gave strong support to Desert to Power, an Africa Development Bank led initiative. The summit, "Harnessing solar...

Final public sendoff for Zimbabwe’s Mugabe draws light turnout

The flag-draped coffin arrived, followed by black-clad family members, their heads bowed. Several dozen suited dignitaries marched in, chests puffed out. Military members stood rigid and proud. All of...

West African leaders meet in Ouagadougou to strategise in fight against terrorism

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo Saturday, joined fourteen (14) other Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso to...

Electoral integrity in Africa needs to be improved – Prof Jega

A former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission of Nigeria, Professor Attahiru Jega has impressed upon electoral bodies on the continent to work diligently to ensure that elections...

Zimbabwe is serious about reform, needs outside support, foreign minister says

HARARE – Zimbabwe is serious about pursuing political and economic reforms and deserves international support, its foreign minister told Reuters on Friday. President Emmerson Mnangagwa promised a different approach when...

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Africa

At least 27 children killed in Liberia school fire – Police

At least 27 children in Liberia were killed in a fire at their school, police said. Police spokesman Moses Carter told Euronews that the fire...

Uganda signs nuclear agreement with Russia

Russia and Uganda have signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. The agreement, which was signed on the sidelines...

World

Donald Trump gives orders to ‘substantially increase’ sanctions on Iran

Donald Trump says he has instructed the US Treasury Secretary to substantially increase sanctions on Iran.

Israel election too close to call: exit polls

Israel's general election is too close to call, exit polls showed on Monday. They put Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing Likud party virtually level...