Category Archives: Politique

South Sudan foes meet after two years

The two figures at the centre of the civil war that has ravaged South Sudan met for the first time in nearly two years on Wednesday evening in the Ethiopian capital.
South Sudan’s president Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar, who fled South Sudan in July 2016, went into a closed door meeting at the Ethiopian prime minister’s office.

Have Zimbabwe’s generals turned into democrats?

In his well-cut suit, with outstretched hand and beaming smile, Sibusiso Moyo is the very picture of a modern politician.

The major constitutional changes in the Burundi referendum

Though the main focus of Burundi’s Thursday referendum is the extension of President Pierre Nkurunziza’s rule, the vote is certain to fundamentally change the politics and the governance of the country.

Ethiopia declares national state of emergency

A national state of emergency has been declared in Ethiopia just one day after the unexpected resignation of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.

Kenya deports Miguna Miguna over Odinga ‘swearing-in’

Kenya has deported opposition supporter and lawyer, Miguna Miguna, following his role in the unofficial swearing-in of opposition leader Raila Odinga as « the people’s president ».

George Weah sworn in as Liberia’s president

Former international footballer George Weah has been sworn in as president of Liberia.

Rwanda, Uganda move to end strained relations

Relations between Rwanda and Uganda remain fragile despite the two countries holding talks last week, with Kigali remaining concerned about ‘hostile activities’ across the border.

Will Burundian MPs accept to be part of EALA after controversial election?

Isabelle Nahayo, Burundian Minister in charge of the East African Community says Burundi does not recognise the recent election of the Speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) because the regulations underlying the community were not respected.

Clashes in Equatorial Guinea as state says it thwarted coup

 

Clashes were reported in Equatorial Guinea near the border with Cameroon on Wednesday, shortly after the West African state said it had thwarted a coup against President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, Africa’s longest-serving leader.

Mugabe’s final words of wisdom to African leaders

Robert Gabriel Mugabe sat reclined in a leather sofa cutting the pose of a man totally oblivious of what was going on around him. In the expansive living room was FL Grace, pacing up and down. Presently, she was on phone shouting at someone.