Al Shabaab Members Executed in Somalia

Somali officials have executed two members of the Islamic extremist group, Al Shabaab. The military in the capital, Mogadishu, confirmed that the two, Hassan Ali Hassan, 25, and Abdirahman Isse Ali, 22, were executed on…

Egypt to Host AFCON 2019

Egypt narrowly beat South Africa to host the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON 2019), according to a statement released Tuesday by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). CAF Executive Members were expected to vote…

Nigeria Adopts $28.80 Billion Budget

Ahead of elections in February 2019, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has secured $28.80 billion (8.83 trillion naira) in budget funding for 2019 under a plan he claims will revamp growth, create jobs and curb poverty.…

America’s New Africa Policy

The administration of United States President Donald Trump has announced a major shift in America’s policy towards Africa. The policy is geared towards combating “predatory” practices by China and Russia, and ending what Washington calls…

Thirteen Million Need Food Assistance in DR Congo

The World Food Program (WFP) has classified 13.1 million citizens of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) as “acutely food insecure people”. AFP blames the situation on the country’s widening violence, large scale displacement,…

Internet Shutdown as Vote Count Unfolds in DR…

Counting is ongoing in presidential elections finally held last December 30 in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), after several postponements. The campaign of former oil executive and opposition candidate Martin Fayulu on Wednesday…

UN Sanctions Three Malian Armed Group Leaders

The United Nations Security Council closed the year by imposing sanctions against three leaders of armed groups in Mali’s volatile northern regions. The three are accused of violating a 2015 peace accord. Mohamed Ousmane Ag…