Category Archives: Politique

Photos: Seven African leaders who did not wear suits during China summit

 

Of the over African fifty heads of state and government who attended the just ended China – Africa cooperation summit in Beijing, there was no female leader.

Uganda’s Bobi Wine granted bail

A Ugandan court has granted bail to Kyadondo East MP, Robert Kyagulanyi also known as Bobi Wine and his 12 co-accused colleagues facing treason charges.

Ebola death toll in DR Congo rises to 55

The Ebola outbreak in eastern DR Congo has claimed 55 lives since the start of the month, the authorities said Monday, as the government announced free treatment against the disease for the next three months.

Bobi Wine protests: Uganda army sorry over beating journalists

Uganda’s army has made a rare apology after soldiers were caught on film beating up a journalist who was covering a demonstration supporting detained MP Bobi Wine on Monday.

South Sudan’s Kiir grants amnesty to Riek Machar

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has granted amnesty to rebel leader Dr Riek Machar and others across the country.

DR Congo President Joseph Kabila not seeking third term

Democratic Republic of Congo’s President Joseph Kabila will not be seeking a third term in December’s election, his spokesperson has said.

Maduro says he escaped drone ‘assassination’ attempt, blames Colombia

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Saturday he escaped an « assassination » attempt using an explosive-laden drone, after a live broadcast showed him looking confused when a bang went off during a Caracas military parade and dozens of soldiers scuttling for safety.

DR Congo opposition party talk to UN over leader’s return

Aides to a DR Congo opposition leader seeking to come home to contest elections met Thursday with United Nations officials to discuss his return, sources said.

Zimbabwe enters a new era, but struggles to escape its past

The deadly violence that followed Zimbabwe’s first election since Robert Mugabe was ousted has created tension in a country that was hoping to put its past behind it, says BBC Africa editor Fergal Keane.

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.