Nigerians are gearing up to choose a successor to President Buhari, whose eight years in power have been blighted by economic decay, soaring unemployment.
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After the murder of their colleague Martinez Zogo, a government critic, Cameroonian journalists have said they won’t be intimidated…
The leader of Zimbabwe’s main opposition party has warned of…repression by the ruling Zanu-PF party to ensure victory in elections.
Sierra Leone has set laws to increase number of women in decision-making in private and public sectors, five months before presidential polls.
Gabon’s president Ali Bongo Odimba named Monday (Jan. 09) the country’s first female vice-president. Rose Christian Ossouka Raponda.
Thousands of protesters in central Tunis have marched against the seizure power by President, Kais Saied, demanding he step down.
Voters in Benin went out on Sunday for legislative poll seen as a test of democracy as opposition parties are back on ballot.
In an overture to political rivals, President Samia Suluhu Hassan has lifted a ban on opposition rallies imposed in 2016 by her predecessor.
Egyptian authorities reportedly detained hundreds of people in a nationwide crackdown following calls for anti-government protests.
Biya, who at 89 will notch[ed] up 40 years in power [last] Sunday, [becoming] one of the world’s longest-serving leaders thanks to iron-fisted rule.