Scientists Warn: Climate Change Would Dry Up Hydropower Dams In Africa

African nations could face devastating blackouts as rising temperatures dry up their hydropower dams. Based on recent years in which extremely dry conditions saw electricity drop off in large areas, a new report by climate scientists has warned that the trend for...

Ghana Prepares For Kofi Annan’s State Funeral

President Nana Akufo-Addo announced that the recently deceased former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, would have a full state burial, "befitting his status as a global icon, diplomat and statesman". Former UN Secretary-General...

Trump Sees Africa for Markets

When Donald Trump won the US Presidency in November 2016, a commentator writing in Quartz Africa warned Africa would “fall off the map.” Before he hosted Nigerian and Kenyan leaders at the White House, Trump...

African Court Installs Three Judges to Begin 50th Ordinary Session

  The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (AfCHPR) will begin its 50th Ordinary Session on Monday, 27 August 2018, at its seat in Arusha, the United Republic of Tanzania. The Session will begin with...

Is Côte d’Ivoire’s Amnesty Just Shrewd Politics?

On Côte d’Ivoire’s independence day, President Alassane Ouattara announced an immediate amnesty for 800 prisoners that were held for their participation in the 2010/2011 post-electoral crisis. Among those set free were several ex-cabinet members, military officers...

Ivory Coast Ex-first Lady Simone Gbagbo Granted Amnesty

Ivory Coast's jailed former first lady Simone Gbagbo has been granted amnesty by the president in what he says is a move to foster reconciliation. In 2015, Mrs Gbagbo was sentenced to 20 years for...

Protests Erupt in Zimbabwe After Ruling Party Wins Landslide

  Violence erupted in Zimbabwe’s capital after the ruling party secured a landslide win in the first parliamentary election of the post-Robert Mugabe era that Western observers said was marred by abuses. The verdict by monitors...

Russia Wants to Light up Africa

The African continent is in huge need of energy investments, and Russia could become one of its key partners, according to President Vladimir Putin speaking at BRICS summit in Johannesburg. "I would especially like to...

UN Rights Committee Publishes Findings on Liberia, Others

The UN Human Rights Committee has published its findings on the civil and political rights record of countries it examined during its latest session: Bahrain, Algeria, the Gambia, Liberia, Lithuania, and Lao People’s Democratic...

S/Leone, Liberia Risk Slipping back to instability

Sierra Leone and Liberia should implement policies that guarantee lasting peace or risk slipping back to instability, a new report warns. The Fragility Report by the London-based International Growth Centre (IGC), says the two Mano...