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Why South Sudan President Salva Kiir sacked his Army chief Paul Malong
President Salva Kiir on Tuesday night removed the South Sudanese army’s chief of general staff, Gen. Paul Malong Awan...
GIKONDO: The place where Africa’s cleanest city Kigali hides its Poor and dirty
There is a dirty secret behind the sparkling veneer of Rwanda’s capital, Kigali. Local residents call it Kwa Kabuga,...
Uganda renews its Nuclear Ambitions, signs deal with Russian firm Rosatom to build plant
The government of Uganda has agreed with the Russian Federation to cooperate in the peaceful application of atomic energy...
Over the years African women across the continent have pushed beyond their own limitations and pushed the women’s emancipation movement a step further with their achievements, these women have emboldened every young girl across their mother countries to want more. Today as we celebrate Women’s day, we want these... Read more
Hassan al-Turabi, a prominent Sudanese politician considered by many to be the spiritual leader of the country’s Islamists, has died at the age of 84, medical sources said on Saturday. A powerful establishment figure in the 1990s, Turabi became an influential opposition leader later in life, breaking ranks with... Read more
The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF)  announced today it has elected Ugandan native Kaddu Kiwe Sebunya to serve as its new President. Sebunya will focus on advancing a clear policy agenda for wildlife as part of Africa’s future, ensuring the continent’s blueprint for development and growth includes space and protections... Read more
H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini Zuma is the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, elected to this position by the African Heads of State and Government in 2012. She is the first woman in 50 years to lead the continental organization, including its predecessor, the Organization of African Unity... Read more
A satirical story that Eritrean men have been ordered to marry at least two wives, which has been shared across Africa, has upset Eritrean officials. “Even a madman in Asmara would know that this story was not true,” an Eritrean official told the BBC. The hoax... Read more
Political tensions are running high as 15 million Ugandans prepare to head to national elections on 18 February, in which President Yoweri Museveni will be contesting his fifth term in office. Nine candidates are competing for the presidency this time around, News24 Africa looks at the main contenders of what... Read more
(AFP) – Tanzania’s new leader John Pombe Magufuli rose from humble beginnings to win the presidency of east Africa’s most populous nation in the country’s hardest ever fought elections. The win, on his birthday, by the 56-year old former chemistry teacher cements the long-running Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party’s... Read more
In April 2014, nine bloggers and journalists were arrested in Ethiopia. Several of these men and women had worked with Zone9, a collective blog that covered social and political issues in Ethiopia and promoted human rights and government accountability. And four of them were Global Voices authors. In July 2014, they were... Read more
(Reuters) – An autopsy has shown the remains of Burkina Faso’s ex-president Thomas Sankara, a leftist hero known as “Africa’s Che Guevara”, were riddled with bullets, strengthening assertions he was executed in a 1987 coup, a lawyer said on Tuesday. The disputed circumstances of the death of Sankara, a... Read more
(Reuters) – Moise Katumbi, the powerful governor of Democratic Republic of Congo’s copper-rich Katanga province, announced on Tuesday that he had stepped down from his government post and resigned from President Joseph Kabila’s ruling party. In a declaration posted on his Twitter account, Katumbi, seen by many as a... Read more