At the start of April, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi spoke up for the first time using very direct words against any action that would take away any drop if its water resources. In this second part of our series, we examine how likely military action is between the two.In response to Addis Ababa’s announcement […]

Tanzania announced on Monday new measures to control the spread of the coronavirus, a move that breaks with the approach of former president John Magufuli. Travelers arriving in Tanzania will now be required to present a negative test performed less than 72 hours before arrival in the country, the health ministry said in a statement, […]

Libyan army commander Khalifa Hifter on Thursday ordered his forces to march on Tripoli, the capital of the U.N.-backed government, sparking fears of a major showdown with rival militias. The order to his Libya National Army posted in an audio recording online came as U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visited the North African country and issued […]

Nigeria, faced with the challenge of punctuality in airports, cancelled more than 700 national and international flights and recorded more than 41,000 delays in 2018. The figures are awing and have cost the Nigerian economy hundreds of billions of dollars in losses. 734 flights to all destinations were cancelled and more than 41,000 delays were […]

Over in Sudan, there is an uprising that keeps rising, calling for the president in charge for 30-years to quit. It has been pitted as a battle between the ordinary Sudanese and the regime of President Omar Al-Bashir. At the heart of the protests which started in December 2018 is the Sudanese Professionals Association, SPA, which […]

Tens of thousands of Algerians packed central Algiers to capacity on Friday to challenge President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s 20-year-old rule in the biggest protests in the capital in 28 years. The demonstrations, the latest in two weeks of rallies across the country against the veteran leader, were mostly peaceful, but police in the evening stepped up […]

A survey by the Presidential Delivery Unit (PDU) has shown that majority of Nigerians believe the economy is improving. According to the research, 57.3 percent of Nigerians who responded to the survey believe that the economy is improving. Mr. Babatunde Osibamowo, Senior Special Adviser to the President on Monitoring and Evaluation, Office of the Vice […]

The Egyptian Parliament approved sweeping measures on Thursday that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to extend his rule until 2034, further entrenching his authoritarian rule and enshrining in law the military’s dominance over the country. The vote by Parliament, whose workings are quietly managed by el-Sissi’s intelligence agencies, sets in motion a fast-moving process of […]

Africa’s first presidential election for 2019 takes place in one of the continent’s most stable democracies, Senegal. It is the 11th straight election to be held since independence 1960. Senegal has seen three peaceful transfers of power: one intra-party transition and a ruling party handing over to the opposition twice. The first case was in […]

RESEARCHERS IN EGYPT have discovered more than 40 mummies at a burial site in central Egypt dating to the Ptolemaic era, the antiquities ministry said today. The mummies, including adults, children and animals, had been laid on the floor or in open clay coffins in a crumbling underground chamber in Minya governorate, said Antiquities Minister […]