Economy

Dec 14, 2020
The 52-year-old prime minister died in a South African hospital four weeks after testing positive for COVID-19. The prime minister of Eswatini, Africa’s last absolute monarchy, died in a South…
Dec 10, 2020
The incumbent Ghanaian President Akufo-Addo has held on to power following the release of official results. Tensions are rising in the normally peaceful country as his opponent calls foul play.…
Dec 04, 2020
Ghanaians go to the polls Monday with incumbent President Nana Akufo-Addo and former president John Mahama as front-runners. Akufo-Addo’s party has campaigned mainly on his education initiatives, while Mahama’s has…
Nov 22, 2020
Uganda’s presidential candidate Bobi Wine has been released on bail, local media reported, as police said the death toll in clashes triggered by his arrest earlier this week hit 37.…
Nov 13, 2020
Police in the Angolan capital, Luanda, have used tear gas to disperse demonstrators. They were protesting against rising living costs, unemployment and the postponement of local elections due to coronavirus.…
Nov 11, 2020
The U.N. refugee agency reports a significant increase in the number of people fleeing Ivory Coast to neighboring countries in the wake of the country’s controversial October 31 presidential election.…
Flowing through 11 African countries, the Nile River plays an important role in the lives of more than 24% of Africa’s population. To both upstream and downstream countries, the Nile…
Nov 06, 2020
At least 38 people were feared after a boat carrying civilians fleeing insecurity in Cabo Delgado Province, Mozambique, sank last week, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Thursday.…
Nov 03, 2020
Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara has provisionally won a third term in office with 94.27 percent of the vote, the electoral commission announced, after a bitter election which sparked deadly…
Nov 02, 2020
Opposition leaders in Ivory Coast have called for a “civilian transition” from President Alassane Ouattara’s government, as official results showed the incumbent taking a commanding early lead in his controversial…
Nov 02, 2020
After the recent local elections in Benin, a landslide victory for the incumbent Patrice Talon in 2021 seems inevitable Benin has gone to the polls. Local elections were held across…
Oct 28, 2020
About 29 million Tanzanians head to the polls on Wednesday to elect new leaders with the world watching the big race pitting the opposition's Tundu Lissu against President John Magufuli.…
Oct 26, 2020
Incumbent Alpha Conde has won Guinea’s disputed presidential election with 59.5 percent of the vote to secure a controversial third term, according to a full preliminary tally from the election…
Oct 23, 2020
A preliminary count has shown Guinean President Alpha Conde will win a third term in office following a bitterly fought election that has led to deadly violence. Conde's opposition says…
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