Zimbabwe to host 6th Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development

Harare, Zimbabwe, September 16, 2019 (ECA) – Zimbabwe has confirmed that it will host the 6th Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD) which will be held in the resort town of Victoria Falls from 24-27 February, 2020. Officials from…

Vibrant discussions take place around Kenya’s AfCFTA strategy

Nairobi 17 Sept 2019 (ECA)- To accelerate the implementation of the AfCFTA, UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Trademark EastAfrica and the Kenya State Department for Trade organised a Forum together to discuss the draft national strategy for Kenya to…

S.Africa extends army’s Cape Town crime crackdown

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday extended by six months the deployment of South African troops on the streets of Cape Town’s townships as part of a campaign against a surge in gang violence and murders. In July, around…

Nigerian migrants struggle to reintegrate after Libya ordeal

Emerging from her ordeal, Gloria considers herself “privileged”. Last year, the 26-year-old left Nigeria with four other women, dreaming of a better life in Europe. On a tortuous journey, three of the five friends died before reaching Libya, where the…

Nigeria: Restructure Or Rupture

Nigeria is standing on the edge of a dangerous cliff. It is just a matter of time before it tips over. Rather than the current emotional and politically driven call for a ldquo;Revolution rdquo;, we all really need to calmly…

Outsider leads after upset Tunisia presidential poll

Law professor and political outsider Kais Saied was leading Tunisia’s presidential polls with just over half of the votes counted, the electoral commission said Monday, in the country’s second free vote for head of state since the 2011 Arab Spring….

France to press to drop Sudan from US terror blacklist

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Monday that France will press to drop Sudan from the US blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism and to support efforts to reintegrate the country into the international community. Le Drian was in…

ICC appeals former Ivoirian president Laurent Gbagbo’s acquittal

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has appealed the acquittal of former Côte d’Ivoire leader Laurent Gbagbo over post-electoral violence that killed around 3,000 people. Gbagbo, the first head of state to stand trial in The Hague, and…

Tanzanian Authorities Charge Sebastian Atilio With False News Over WhatsApp Posts

The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern over Tanzania’s use of false news and journalist accreditation laws to arrest Sebastian Atilio. On September 7, police in the central Iringa region arrested Atilio, a former reporter for Radio Maria Tanzania…

DR Congo president arrives in Belgium on first official Europe visit

DR Congo President Felix Tshisekedi arrived in Belgium late Monday on his first official visit to Europe, aiming to normalise relations with the former colonial power which were strained under the vast African nation’s previous leader’s refusal to step down….