Nigeria: INEC Appeals to Voters

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Chair of Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has appealed to Nigerian and other stakeholders for understanding over the sudden postponement of the country’s general elections, assuring that the Commission would...

African Court, UN Rights Office sign MoU to Strengthen Relations

The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (AfCHPR) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN- OHCHR) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance collaboration and strengthen...

‘Mining Must Make Africa Prosperous Not Poor’ – President Akufo-Addo

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says the mining industry has what it takes to help make the economic transformation sought after in Africa, and, thereby, make the African peoples prosper. Speaking...

How Metrics Are Changing Editorial Decisions In African Newsroom

By Dr Admire Mare and Dumisani Moyo / The Conversation New digital technologies such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and WhatsApp have significantly shaped news production, distribution and consumption practices around the world. This has...

FGM Engenders Sharp Cultural Divide

Hayde Adams FitzPatrick F.A. Cole was 11 when her stepmother told her to dress up for a special occasion near her hometown of Freetown, Sierra Leone. It was, instead, a traumatic occasion, Cole recalls 34 years...

Nigeria In Spotlight as Presidential Polls Loom

As Nigeria prepares to hold elections on February 16, a U.S.-based polling firm Williams and Associates, has predicted victory for Atiku Abubakar in the forthcoming presidential polls. The survey findings showed 64% of respondents...

UN Sees Poverty Reduction Hope in African

The spread of state welfare for children around Africa has the potential to make a major dent in global poverty, the United Nations said on Wednesday. Children account for the majority of those around the...

Ivoirians Fear ‘Blood Spill’ Over Gbagbo’s ‘Conditional’ Release

Supporters of former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo fear ‘blood spill’ in the country, following the International Criminal Court’s ruling to free him, but under conditions. Their dissatisfaction raged. ‘‘There is a risk that something could...

Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals Reach 6,413 in 2019; Deaths Reach 208

 IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 6,413 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea through the first 34 days of 2019, a 17 percent decrease from the 7,499 arriving during the same...

Experts Call For Emergency Declaration on DRC’s Ebola

An international group of public health experts on Monday called on the World Health Organisation to convene an emergency committee to consider declaring Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak an international public health emergency. The...