Category archives for: Africa

Afrobarometer Survey: Support for Democracy Dwindles in Tunisia

September 3, 2018//-Support for democracy is continuing a downward trend, and almost half of all citizens are not satisfied with the way democracy is working in Tunisia, new Afrobarometer survey results reveal.

South Africa: 8 Killed in Munitions Depot Blast

September 3, 2018//-South African authorities say at least eight people have been killed in an explosion at a munitions plant near Cape Town.

Nigeria, SA Armies Pledge To Strengthen Collaboration

September 3, 2018//-The Nigerian and South African Armies have pledged to further strengthen their collaboration to create environment conducive for their people to pursue their economic activities.

Why Bobi Wine Represents Such a Big Threat to Museveni

Richard Vokes, University of Western Australia and Sam Wilkins, University of Oxford August 31, 2018//-Over the past fortnight, Uganda has been convulsed by the fallout from the arrest of opposition MP Robert Kyagulanyi – better known as Afro-beat pop superstar Bobi Wine.

UK, Kenya Step up Child Protection Co-operation

Theresa May has announced a tie-up with the Kenyan authorities to help track down British paedophiles as she concludes her tour of Africa.

Malema Tells South Africa to Quit Commonwealth

August 30, 2018//-South Africa’s Economic Freedom Fighters party leader Julius Malema has called on South Africa to pull out of the Commonwealth.

1,331 Nigerians Die In Road Crashes In 2nd Quarter

August 29, 2018//-Not less than 1,331 Nigerians died in the road crashes in the second quarter of 2018, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Buhari Supporters Take on Trump Over ‘Lifeless Jibe’

August 28, 2018//-A group supporting Nigeria’s 75-year-old President Muhammadu Buhari has rubbished a claim by his US counterpart Donald Trump who reportedly described him as “lifeless”.

Zimbabwe Election: Opposition Rejects Court Ruling

August 25, 2018//-Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader has refused to accept a court ruling upholding Emmerson Mnangagwa’s win in last month’s presidential elections.

Uganda: Who is Bobi Wine and Why is He Creating Such a Fuss?

A protester in Nairobi, Kenya, displays a poster calling for Bobi Wine’s release. Daniel Irungu/EPA Jimmy Spire Ssentongo, Uganda Martyrs University August 25, 2018//-Ugandan singer turned politician Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, known as Bobi Wine, is at the centre of a storm in the East African nation.

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