[ISS] Senegal will choose its president on 24 February in an atmosphere clouded by suspicions that the incumbent, Macky Sall, has engineered recent electoral reforms to secure a second term in office.
People say he’s got Togo IT IS NO mean feat for a ruling party to lose seats in an election boycotted by 14 opposition parties. Yet such is the depth of unhappiness with Faure Gnassingbé, the president of Togo, that his party’s majority shrank in parliamentary elections on December 20th, even though almost no one was standing against it. The opposition coalition shunned the vote, accusing the government of rigging the voters’ register
SOMETIMES, THE simplest of gestures carries weight. In 2015 Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi became the first president of Egypt to attend a Christmas mass
[IPS] United Nations -Despite the rise in women’s resistance, women’s rights continue to be sidelined and increasingly face blatant attacks, Amnesty International said.
[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari has warned against politicising religion, saying Christians and Muslims in Nigeria can flourish together.
“IN THE GULF the ladies want a big butt and a big vagina. Not the Lebanese
IN A HOUSE in central Dakar three Chinese men stand behind a glass screen.
TUNISIA IS PERHAPS best known as the lone Arab-spring success story, a democracy in a region full of autocrats.
[The Herald] Chief Justice Luke Malaba has challenged lawyers to critique court decisions as this can have a beneficial impact in the improvement of the country’s legal system. He said the Judiciary was open to robust criticism and would not approve anything that seeks to curry favour with it.
[Premium Times] Nigeria has urged nuclear-weapons capable States to dismantle and renounce them to avoid catastrophic consequences on humanity.