[Atlantic Council] Burundians will go to the polls on Thursday, May 17 to vote in a constitutional referendum set to allow Pierre Nkurunziza, president since the end of the country’s civil war in 2005, an opportunity to stay in power until 2034.
[allAfrica] Burundi, South Africa and Zimbabwe look set to be punished – or at least sent to the naughty corner – by the United States if the Trump administration acts on threats to penalise countries which don’t agree with Washington at the United Nations.
[RFI] French billionaire Bolloré on Sunday fought allegations that his family-run group corrupted foreign public officials to win port concessions in West Africa.
[Deutsche Welle] For the second time in two days, Tuareg groups have reported an attack near the Niger border. Large tracts of the country remain lawless despite a peace accord signed with ethnic Tuareg leaders.
[allAfrica] For millions of Africans, malaria is a debilitating disease which repeatedly disrupts their lives and their productivity, leaving them “miserable, beyond miserable” every time it strikes, as the award-winning Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie describes it.
[Guardian] Angered by the seemingly intractable killings across the country, senators yesterday charged President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately dismiss the heads of security agencies as well as the service chiefs.
[Deutsche Welle] The UN peacekeeping mission in Mali is its deadliest. The Canadian deployment is expected to help relieve German helicopters scheduled to depart from Mali this summer.
[East African] In Cameroon, the election for president in October will take place against the background of a crisis that could break up the country.
[Premium Times] The United States Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, on Thursday told African countries to be wary of the Chinese government and its loan facilities.
[New Times] Liliane Iradukunda has replaced Elsa Iradukunda as Miss Rwanda.