Benin: Incumbent Tallon Favored to Win New Term

Benin: Incumbent Tallon Favored to Win New Term

PORTO NOVO, 11 April 2021 – Observers say voter turnout was low in Benin’s presidential election Sunday, held amidst calls by the opposition for a boycott. Two people were killed and six others suffered gunshot wounds during protests staged in the run-up to Sunday’s...
Chad: Deby Predicted to Easily Win Reelection

Chad: Deby Predicted to Easily Win Reelection

N’DJAMENA, 11 April 2021 – President Idriss Itno Deby of Chad is expected to win a record sixth term after Sunday’s presidential ballot. Deby, who came to power in a military coup in 1990, is one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders.  The country’s most prominent...
South Sudan-Uganda: Trucks Stranded at Border

South Sudan-Uganda: Trucks Stranded at Border

JUBA, 11 April 2021 – Over 2,000 trucks ferrying food items and other merchandise from Uganda to South Sudan have been stranded a full week at the Elegu border on the Ugandan side. Ugandan truckers are refusing to drive into South Sudan unless their security is...
Kenya: East Africa’s First 5G Services

Kenya: East Africa’s First 5G Services

NAIROBI, 11 April 2021 – Nokia announced Tuesday that it is powering East Africa’s first 5G commercial services with Safaricom, Kenya’s leading telecoms operator. 5G capabilities will change a lot of things in unimaginable ways for people and enterprises,...
Botswana: Elderly Prioritized for COVID-19 Vaccines

Botswana: Elderly Prioritized for COVID-19 Vaccines

GABORONE, 11 April 2021 – Botswana’s health ministry has further restricted eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine to only citizens aged over 75, blaming supply shortages. Younger people had, apparently, jumped to the front of the line after taking advantage of their IT...
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