Traditional chiefs in Zimbabwe are demanding that the body of former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe be buried according to spiritual traditions. Those requests have been part of a dispute over the final burial of Mugabe, who died on September 6 almost two years after a coup ended his increasingly autocratic 37-year rule. He died during […]

Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and Egypt were named among the world’s most dangerous places to live and work in, for expatriates. The latest Expat Insider Survey, done by InterNations, polled 20,259 expats representing 182 nationalities and living in 187 countries or territories, covering topics such as quality of life, cost of living, personal finance, safety […]

Zimbabwe’s founding president Roberty Mugabe will be buried on on Sunday, September 15, having passed on last week in Singapore, at the age of 95. Having ruled the Southern African nation for 37 years, until he was ousted by the army in November 2017, Mugabe’s legacy continues to divide opinions at home and abroad. The […]

Tunisia’s electoral commission on Tuesday confirmed that Law professor Kais Saied and detained media mogul Nabil Karoui had won the most votes in the first round of the country’s presidential election and will contest a runoff vote. The commission’s announcement following a full count of votes confirmed exit polls released on Sunday evening and partial […]

Talks between Egypt and Ethiopia over the latter’s dam project on the River Nile, have hit yet another deadlock, even as ministers from the two countries met with Sudan on Monday. The meeting, which was the first in over a year, produced no agreements or disagreements, according to the spokesperson at Ethiopia’s foreign ministry, Nebiat […]

13,000 polling stations opened for the second democratic presidential election in the history of Tunisia Sunday. Even before the polling stations opened at 8 GMT, dozens of voters queued up to choose the next president from among the 26 candidates in the running. Among the contenders, Youssef Chahed, Prime Minister with a disputed record, Nabil […]

Nigeria’s chief justice, who was charged with non-declaration of assets before the tightly contested elections, has resigned, his lawyer said on Friday. President Muhammadu Buhari suspended Walter Onnoghen just weeks before elections in February, prompting outrage and claims he was trying to manipulate the judiciary. “Yes, he resigned yesterday,” Onnoghen’s lawyer, Adegboyega Awomolo, told AFP, without […]

Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, ICC, Gambian Fatou Bensouda has been hit by a visa ban by the United States government over her office’s decision to probe alleged war crimes by Americans. She has been investigating U.S. forces and their allies in Afghanistan, a move that United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cautioned last […]

Ethiopia’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed has been described as a reformist, credited with turning around the political, business and diplomatic climate in less than 12 months since he took office last year in April. Abiy’s decision to pursue reconciliation with Ethiopia’s neighbour Eritrea, has paid dividends, triggering a wave of diplomatic breakthroughs in the Horn […]

Eastern Libyan military forces are clashing with rival forces south of the capital Tripoli، a spokesman for the eastern force said on Wednesday, Reuters reported. Ahmed Mismari told al-Arabiya TV his forces، which had started moving to western Libya، were clashing with an armed group belonging to the internationally recognized Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj based in […]