Category: Africa

Zimbabwe Holds Breath as Presidential Poll Challenge Delays Inauguration

Zimbabwe Holds Breath as Presidential Poll Challenge Delays Inauguration

Zimbabwe is at a tense standstill, as the presidential inauguration has been delayed due to the opposition's legal challenge to the July 30th election ...
Mali opposition leader rejects results as counting underway

Mali opposition leader rejects results as counting underway

Malian opposition candidate Soumaila Cisse said on Monday he would reject the results of a presidential runoff marred by accusations of fraud, vio ...
Arms, investment and ‘instructors’: Russia boosts Africa role

Arms, investment and ‘instructors’: Russia boosts Africa role

Touting military cooperation and "instructors," arms deals and investment, Russia is making a comeback in Africa after years of inactivity and now ...
Mali counts votes after poll worker slain

Mali counts votes after poll worker slain

Vote counting was underway across Mali on Monday after a tense presidential runoff marked by violence, polling station closures and low turnout. ...
Mali in presidential runoff overshadowed by security crisis

Mali in presidential runoff overshadowed by security crisis

Malians were called to the ballot box on Sunday for a presidential runoff likely to see Ibrahim Boubacar Keita return to office despite criticism ...
Zimbabwe : Zanu PF Confident Chamisa Has No Case After Election Challenge

Zimbabwe : Zanu PF Confident Chamisa Has No Case After Election Challenge

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s ruling ZANU-PF party said on Friday it was confident that Zimbabwe opposition leader Nelson Chamisa had no case after h ...
Zimbabwe :  Opposition lodges appeal against election result

Zimbabwe : Opposition lodges appeal against election result

Zimbabwe's MDC opposition party lodged a court bid Friday to overturn the results of presidential elections that it alleges were rigged to ensure ...
Mali’s Keita on track for second term in election runoff

Mali’s Keita on track for second term in election runoff

Malians vote on Sunday in a presidential runoff expected to return Ibrahim Boubacar Keita to the helm of a country battling jihadist violence and ...
Skin Bleaching in Africa : An “addiction”

Skin Bleaching in Africa : An “addiction”

Dr. Isima Sobande was in medical school when she first heard of mothers who bleached the skin of their babies. She dismissed it as an urban myt ...
Kenya’s 400m hurdles champ Nicholas Bett killed in car crash

Kenya’s 400m hurdles champ Nicholas Bett killed in car crash

Kenyan athlete Nicholas Bett, the 2015 world 400 metre hurdles champion, was killed Wednesday in a car crash near his home in western Kenya, polic ...
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