The Constitutional Council cancels Macky Sall’s law and orders elections be held as soon as possible

In a decision published on February 15, 2024, the constitutional council annulled Macky Sall’s decree and the National Assembly’s law postponing the elections and authorizing the extension of Macky Sall’s mandate by ten months. This decision follows an appeal filed … Read More

Khadime Rassoul Badji, the disabled man abused by police, is released

Photo credit: Yatma Fall Khadime Rassoul Badji, the disabled man assaulted by the police, was released this Monday, February 12, at 6 p.m. Khadime Rassoul Badji, was peacefully demonstrating while sitting on his rolling bicycle in the Peyrissac district of … Read More

Govt bans export of metallic mineral concentrates, ore from Tanzania | Le gouvernement tanzanien interdit l’exportation de concentrés minéraux métalliques

[column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] Tanzania has with immediate effect banned the export of mineral concentrates and ores for metallic minerals so that stakeholders in mineral beneficiation activities within the country can carry out smelting and refining of minerals locally. All the … Read More

‘No winner of 2016 Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership’ | « Pas de gagnant du Prix Ibrahim 2016 pour les exploits en Leadership en Afrique »

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[column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] The Mo Ibrahim Foundation announced last week that there is no winner of the 2016 Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership. The announcement was made following a meeting of the independent Prize Committee chaired by Dr. … Read More

Women and children migrants suffer sexual violence on the routes to Europe | Les femmes et les enfants migrants subissent des violences sexuelles sur la routes vers l’Europe

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[column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) described last week the routes from sub-Saharan Africa into Libya and across the Mediterranean to Europe, as one of the “world’s deadliest and most dangerous for children and women”, noting that nearly … Read More

‘Africans in Germany suffer racial discrimination and abuses’ | “Les Africains en Allemagne souffrent de discrimination raciale et d’abus”

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[column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] People of African descent in Germany suffer racial discrimination, Afrophobia and racial profiling in their daily lives, but their situation remains largely invisible to the wider society, a UN expert panel said on Monday at the end … Read More

Refugees, migrants still face risks to reach Europe – UN agency | Les risques s’accroissent pour les réfugiés et migrants à destination de l’Europe, selon le HCR

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[column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] Increased border restrictions and lack of accessible legal ways to reach Europe have caused refugees and migrants to take more “diversified and dangerous journeys”, such as relying on people-smugglers or using flimsy boats to cross rough seas, … Read More

South African liberation hero Essa Moosa dies after short illness | Le héros sud-africain de la libération Essa Moosa meurt après courte maladie

[column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] Liberation hero and legal giant, Essa Moosa, died at his Cape Town home on Sunday, just hours after South African President Jacob Zuma issued a statement wishing the ailing judge well. He was 76. Moosa who was … Read More

Mauritania, Guinea-Bissau opt for political solution to the Libyan crisis

The Leaders of Mauritania and Guinea-Bissau have suggested that a political solution was the best way to resolve the military and security crisis rocking Libya for years now. In a joint communiqué issued at the end of a two-day working … Read More

AU renews support to Mauritius on Chagos Archipelago

Heads of State and Government of the African Union on Tuesday adopted a resolution renewing the support of the Continent to Mauritius on the Chagos Archipelago in its dispute with the UK. In a communiqué, the Mauritian Foreign Affairs Ministry … Read More

Gambia: Jammeh exits Gambian presidency

Guinean and Mauritanian presidents on Friday successfully persuaded Gambia’s former President Yahya Jammeh to leave the country immediately, a State House source said. President Alpha Conde of Guinea and Mauritanian President Muhamad Abdul Ould Aziz made a last-minute effort to … Read More

Gambia: Chief Justice says cannot stop President-elect Barrow inauguration

Gambia’s Chief Justice Emmanuel Fagbale has said he cannot stop the country’s President-elect Adama Barrow from assuming office as scheduled on 19 January 2017. Presiding over the election petition by outgoing President Yahya Jammeh and his Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation … Read More

Gambia: Gambian MPs extend term of Jammeh and National Assembly

Lawmakers in the Gambia on Tuesday endorsed a resolution that extends the term of office of President Yahya Jammeh and all members of the National Assembly for 90 days. The term of President Jammeh ends at midnight on Wednesday, and … Read More

Gambia: Seven foreign journalists expelled

Seven journalists, who are in The Gambia to cover the upcoming inauguration of President-elect Adama Barrow, were on January 16, 2017, prevented from entering the country, according to media body Media Foundation for West Africa. The MFWA’s sources say upon … Read More

Ghana’s new president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo takes office

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Ghana’s new president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Saturday took office with a pledge to do all in his power to justify the expectation of his countrymen and accomplish his mandate. “I am deeply humbled by the exceptional mandate and … Read More

UN experts task int’l community on preventing ‘ethnic cleansing’ in South Sudan

A team of UN human rights experts on Thursday called on the international community to take immediate action to avert mass bloodshed in South Sudan, as well as other human rights abuses, as they wrapped up a 10-day visit to … Read More

South Africa: Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital launched in Johannesburg

The dream of former South African President, Nelson Mandela, became a reality on Friday with the opening of a magnificent children’s hospital in Johannesburg. Former deputy chief justice, Dikgang Moseneke, who gave the keynote address at the event, said the … Read More

Aspiring AU chairperson Bathily says Africa lacks ‘vigorous private sector’

One of the leading contenders for the African Union chairperson position, Senegalese diplomat Abdoulaye Bathily, has strongly argued that public and private economic players must “pull together” to build an “African social base” for the development of the continent. Speaking … Read More

Eleven young Somalis freed from human traffickers

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Sudanese police have freed 11 young Somali nationals, comprising eight young women and three boys, from human traffickers in Sudan’s north Kordofan, near the border with Libya. The official Sudan news agency on Tuesday said police at the Jabrat al-Sheikh … Read More

Adama Barrow becomes Gambia’s third President

Adama Barrow, who defeated President Yahya Jammeh in the 1 December polls, will become Gambia’s third president, after Sir Dauda Jawara and the incumbent. Barrow, a 7-party coalition candidate in the polls, was declared winner by the independent electoral commission … Read More

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