Calm Returns After Failed Coup in Gabon

Calm has returned to Gabon after a failed coup attempt is believed to have been completely reversed. “The government is in place, the institutions are in place,” said Gabonese government spokesperson Guy-Bertrand Mapangou told reporters…

Nigeria Suffers Setbacks in War Against Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari admits that Nigeria has suffered setbacks in its fight against Islamic extremists of Boko Haram. The jihadists have launched fresh attacks in the country’s restive northeast at a time when Abuja was…

Pope Francis Praying for Peace in DR Congo

Pope Francis has called on all stakeholders in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) to ensure that peace continues to prevail as that country awaits the final results in tense presidential elections. In a…

Rajoelina Wins Presidential Election

Andry Rajoelina has won re-election following the run-off polls in Madagascar last December 19. The High Constitutional Court in the Indian Ocean island nation has validated the election results. According to the elections commission, Rajoelina…

Gambia’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Witnesses started Monday to testify to a truth and reconciliation commission in The Gambia modelled on the South African commission set up to investigate rights violations during the apartheid era. The Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations…

Ethiopia and Eritrea Continue to Deepen Ties

The leaders of former arch rivals, Ethiopia and Eritrea, have opened a common border crossing between their two countries in another move meant to deepen relations between the two Horn of Africa nations. Ehtiopian Prime…

Eighteen Indicted on a $2 billion Fraud in…

Eighteen citizens including Mozambique’s former finance minister, Manuel Chang, 63, have been indicted in Mozambique for a fraud involving $2 billion in loans to state-owned companies. In a statement, the Attorney General’s Office said Monday…