Golden Parachutes for Ex-Officials in DR Congo

Kinshasa, 8 February 2019 - The outgoing president of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) is working overtime to defend lavish lifetime benefits (golden parachute) for members of its soon-to-step-down cabinet. The sweet deal…

CAMEROONS: UN Pays Attention to the War in…

"Cameroon today can no longer be a forgotten crisis. It needs to be high on our agenda," Allegra Baiocchi, UN Development & Humanitarian Coordinator, told a news conference in Geneva. The UN estimates the twin…

Tshisekedi Declared President-Elect as Change Comes to DR…

Felix Tshisekedi is president-elect of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) according to that country’s National Electoral Commission (CENI). CENI president, Corneille Nangaa, announced the results of the December 30 presidential ballot in the…

World Bank President Resigns

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim is stepping down prematurely from his position at the world body. In a statement Monday, Kim said his resignation is effective 1 February 2019. The statement said Kim will…

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…