Rwandan President Paul Kagame has said for the first time that he plans to run for a fourth term in elections due to be held next year. “Yes, I am indeed a candidate,” Kagame, who has ruled over the country with an iron fist for decades, told Jeune Afrique, a French-language news magazine, in an […]

Gabon’s former president Ali Bongo, who was ousted in a putsch, is free to leave the country and travel abroad, the leader of the coup that toppled him said on Wednesday. “He has freedom of movement… and can travel abroad if he wishes,” General Brice Oligui Nguema said in a statement.  Bongo, in power for […]

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced $1 billion of aid during a surprise visit Wednesday to Ukraine, which suffered a Russian strike that killed at least 17 people at a market. The attack, which President Volodymyr Zelensky described as deliberate and “heinous”, drew international condemnation from the West, including accusations of war crimes. Projectiles […]

Officials say it is unclear what sparked the blaze at the city centre five-storey building, which had been abandoned but was being occupied by homeless people. The city of Johannesburg confirmed in a news conference that it owned the building but said cartels had taken it over. A spokesman for the emergency services, Robert Mulaudzi, […]

People in the central African state of Gabon awaited a steer on their future on Thursday after rebel army officers brought the curtain down on 55 years of rule by the Bongo family. President Ali Bongo Ondimba, whose father Omar had ruled for more than four decades, was toppled on Wednesday, moments after being declared […]

Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba has been placed under house arrest, and his son, Noureddin Bongo Valentin, has been arrested for “treason” following a military coup that overthrew the government. The military officers behind the coup have accused Bongo and his son of various charges, including treason, embezzlement, corruption, and falsifying the president’s signature among […]

India on Wednesday became the first nation to land a craft near the Moon’s south pole, a historic triumph for the world’s most populous nation and its ambitious, cut-price space programme. The unmanned Chandrayaan-3, which means “Mooncraft” in Sanskrit, touched down at 6:04 pm India time (1234 GMT) as mission control technicians cheered wildly and […]

The African Union said on Tuesday that it had suspended Niger until civilian rule in the country is restored and would assess the implications of any armed intervention in the troubled Sahel nation. The Peace and Security Council “requests the AU Commission to undertake an assessment of the economic, social and security implications of deploying […]

The Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, said yesterday in Accra, Ghana, that it will not hesitate to invade Niger Republic, if all efforts to reverse the coup in the country fail. This came as the German government said it is in support of sanctions imposed on the military junta in the country by […]

United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, has commended President Bola Tinubu’s leadership of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to restore constitutional order in Niger Republic. The US top official said he spoke with the Nigerian President over the phone and discussed “shared efforts” to reinstate President Mohamed Bazoum. He spoke to […]

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