‘Women are still invisible,’ warns feminist icon Adichie

Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s essay ‘We Should All be Feminists’ had made a major impact when it became a Ted talk hit in 2012. By Arne Dedert (dpa/AFP) Women everywhere are sharing stories of sexual harassment and gender inequality…

Cameroon faces long wait for presidential results

Election results from the weekend Cameroon ballot could take 15 days to be announced by the Constitutional Court. By MARCO LONGARI (AFP) Cameroon faces a long wait for results following a weekend presidential election marked by violence in restive anglophone…

Cameroon opposition claims win ahead of formal poll result

Maurice Kamto is leader of the Cameroonian opposition party Movement for the Rebirth of Cameroon (MRC). By MARCO LONGARI (AFP/File) A leading opposition challenger to President Paul Biya claimed victory on Monday following Cameroon’s presidential polls despite a government warning…

Chinese-Built Industrial Park In Ethiopian Inaugurated

ADDIS ABABA, Oct. 08 (Xinhua) – Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Sunday inaugurated Adama industrial park, located 74 km southeast of Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. The industrial park, built by China Civil Engineering Construction Company, is part of the…

Zulu king wants his land excluded from S.Africa reform

Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini is the sole trustee of 2.8 million hectares (6.9 million acres) of land. By RAJESH JANTILAL (AFP/File) South Africa’s Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to exempt nearly three million hectares of…

Madagascar’s 3 recent rulers launch election campaigns

Former presidents (from L to R) Marc Ravalomanana, Andry Rajoelina and Hery Rajaonarimampianina launched their campaigns for the November election which comes after months of tensions. By RIJASOLO, THOMAS SAMSON, SIMON MAINA (AFP/File) Madagascar’s election race officially opened on Monday…

Cameroon says opposition candidate claiming poll win is ‘outlaw’

Maurice Kamto is leader of the Cameroonian opposition party Movement for the Rebirth of Cameroon (MRC). By MARCO LONGARI (AFP/File) Cameroon’s government called opposition presidential election candidate Maurice Kamto an “outlaw” on Monday after he defied warnings and declared himself…

The race for Atiku’s Running Mate Intensifies

Following the landslide victory of Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, GCON as the flag bearer of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), information available to us reveal that the jostling for who will be his running mate has reached fever-pitch. According to sources…

Morocco navy says 615 migrants saved in weekend ops

A boat in the Strait of Gibraltar carrying migrants who were rescued on September 8, 2018. By Marcos Moreno (AFP/File) Morocco’s Royal Navy said Monday its forces rescued 615 migrants from 31 boats that ran into trouble in the Mediterranean…

Haftar forces capture top Egypt jihadist in Libya: spokesman

A handout picture released on October 8, 2018 by forces of Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar shows Egyptian jihadist leader Hisham el-Ashmawy after they said they captured him in the eastern city of Derna. By – (Libyan Armed Forces/AFP) Forces of…