In desert dunes, electro fans rave about Tunisia tourism

Bass rhythms boom out across the Tunisian Sahara toward a herd of camels, lasers splash colours across the dunes and VIPs sip vodka in what was once a “Star Wars” movie set. The Dunes Electronique music festival, launched in 2014,…

Nigeria’s ruling party wins election in key oil state

Nigeria’s ruling party on Monday won the key oil-rich state of Bayelsa, the electoral body said, a sign of President Muhammadu Buhari’s growing influence in opposition strongholds. Forty-five candidates had taken part in the gubernatorial election on Saturday which was…

Ethiopia to vote on breakaway state highlights battles over autonomy

Members of Ethiopia’s Sidama ethnic group are expected to vote Wednesday to form a breakaway regional state — a milestone that risks further destabilising the country ahead of next year’s national elections. The Sidama push for statehood already triggered days…

UN court to hear Myanmar genocide case next month

Gambia will open its case against Myanmar before the UN’s top court in December accusing the mainly Buddhist state of genocide against its Rohingya Muslims, the tribunal said Monday. The small, majority-Muslim African country will ask the International Court of…

Botswana to start issuing trophy hunting licences in December

Botswana’s president announced on Monday the government will by December start issuing trophy hunting licences after it controversially scrapped a five-year ban on the practice, and angered international conservationists. President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s government in May removed the moratorium, just a…

Lets Make The Invisible Visible — Says ECA’s Chinganya As Africa Marks African Statistics Day

Everyone counts: quality statistics for better management of forced displacement in Africa, was the theme of day as Africans around the globe marked African Statistics Day today. The biggest event took place in Tunisia where the African Union Commission was…

Niger opposition figure jailed after return

A leading opposition figure in Niger who returned from self-imposed exile last week was jailed on Monday to serve out the rest of his time for a conviction of baby smuggling, his family told AFP. Hama Amadou, 69, who had…

Sierra Leone, IFAD To Strengthen Partnerships, Agricultural Value Chains And Rural Finance

18 November 2019 – The Independent Office of Evaluation of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Government of Sierra Leone is holding a half-day workshop in Freetown to share the findings of the independent evaluation of IFAD’s…

Russia, Africa And The Debts

Long seen as a strategic partner, Russia has opened a new chapter and started building better relations with Africa, and most significantly made its move by writing off Africa’s debts accumulated from the Soviet era. After the Soviet collapse, Russia…

FESOJ Condemns Somaliland Authority

The Federation of Somali Journalists (FESOJ) condemns today’s decision by the Somaliland Ministry of Information to suspend the operations of Horncable TV on Monday,18 November 2019, the latest in a string of violence against the journalist and the media in…