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Sierra Leone Election: Kamara to Challenge Maada Bio Win in Court

The losing candidate in Sierra Leone’s March 31 presidential runoff, Samura Kamara, has announced that he…

‘Sophia’, the world’s most advanced AI and Robot is coming to Africa

Sophia, the most advanced robot and first artificially intelligent (AI) robot to be granted a citizenship,…

Kenya’s Odinga says ‘reconciliation handshake’ has been violated by gov’t officials

Kenya’s opposition leader has said the attack on the judiciary by the interior cabinet secretary, Fred…

Facebook: African Countries Have No Data Privacy Laws To Protect Citizens

More than half of Africa’s 54 countries have no data protection or privacy laws, according to…

Egypt To Finally Hold Long-Awaited Local Elections

Egypt plans to hold its first local elections in a decade in the first half of…

Somali Crisis: Soldiers arrested as speaker denies violating security procedures

The Somali army chief General Abdiweli Jama Gorod says a group of soldiers who entered parliament…

Opposition candidate Julius Maada Bio wins Sierra Leone presidential runoff

Opposition candidate Julius Maada Bio has won a narrow victory in a run-off election to become…

Changing presidents without elections: Zimbabwe, South Africa, Botswana

The convention across most of Africa is that a new president is usually sworn in after…

Rwanda Dispute with the U.S. over Fairly Used Clothes is Getting Serious

The Rwandan government has said the United States has the right to withdraw benefits of Africa…

Tanzania opposition leaders granted bail

Seven opposition leaders in Tanzania were freed on bail on Thursday following their arrest last week.…

Libyan court clears Gaddafi son of footballer’s murder

A Libyan appeals court cleared one of the sons of late leader Muammar Gaddafi on Tuesday…

Sierra Leone ruling party demands result audit in opposition stronghold

Sierra Leone’s ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) is demanding a vote audit from the opposition Sierra…

Sierra Leone NEC resumes tallying after parties agree on system of compiling final results

The National Electoral Commission (NEC) in Sierra Leone has resumed the tallying process after coming to…

Local hunters in Nigeria vow to crush Boko Haram, conduct self fortification rituals

Local hunters in Northeastern Nigeria have asked the government to utilise their knowledge of the terrain…

Zimbabwe President Mnangagwa travels to China for state visit

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa is embarking on a state visit to China at the invitation of…

Israel cancels plan to deport migrants to Africa

Israel has cancelled plans to deport migrants to Africa after striking a deal with the United…

The Islamic Development Bank to finance $185 mln projects in Tunisia

The Islamic Development Bank has agreed on Sunday to lend Tunisia $185 million to finance developments…

New Botswana president seeks to wean country off dependence on diamonds

Botswana’s new president, sworn in on Sunday as the country’s leader, said he would give priority…