THE BIKE riders competing in the Tour du Rwanda, billed as “Africa’s biggest cycling race”, hurtled off on February 24th across mountains famous for gorillas, with the eighth and final lung-bursting stage ending in Kigali, the capital, a week later.
MUHAMMAD JAVAD ZARIF, Iran’s long-serving foreign minister and architect of its nuclear deal with America and the West, apologised for his shortcomings and resigned, by way of an Instagram post, on February 25th. Within hours, Iran’s two rival camps—one still seeking engagement with the West, the other thirsting for confrontation—were at each other’s throats.
BINYAMIN NETANYAHUhas long hoped to make history this year. On April 9th, when Israel holds a general election, he aims to equal the record of the country’s founding prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, by racking up a fifth election victory.
ON FEBRUARY 22ND millions of Sudanese gathered with bated breath in front of their television screens.
A SMALL CROWD gathered around a plastic table by a dusty roadside in the eastern Nigerian town of Yola on February 23rd. When an electoral officer announced that Muhammadu Buhari, the incumbent president, won the most votes there his supporters in the crowd erupted, cheering and dancing
[ANGOP] Luanda -A solar energy project, valued at USD 33 million, begins to be implemented in 2020 in the province of Namibe, announced today the chairman of the board of the National Fuel Company of Angola (Sonangol), Carlos Saturnino.
[The Patriot] Respected conservation spokesperson Dereck Joubert has reacted to the recent recommendation by a Botswana government committee that the ban on trophy hunting should be lifted, elephants culled and fences be erected to prevent certain wildlife migration:
[Citizen] Morogoro -Kilombero and Mlimba Constituency MPs on Chadema ticket, Peter Lijualikali and Suzan Kiwanga, respectively, have been arrested and will appear before the Morogoro Resident Magistrate Court today.
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Kisutu Resident Magistrate Court has dismissed a request by the persecution side to have Singida East Member of Parliament, Mr Tundu Lissu, arrested after his guarantors told the court that he was still receiving treatment in Belgium.
[Malawi News Agency] Chitipa -High Court sitting in Chitipa has convicted a man arrested in 2016 for attempted murder of a woman with albinism.