UNDER THE corrugated-iron roof of the Bong Intellectual Centre, a tea house in Gbarnga in northern Liberia, the air is thick with anger. Dozens of people sit on plastic chairs, discussing politics. They complain that their businesses are failing, corruption is rising and food prices have doubled in recent months.
[Namibian] Namibia this morning assumed the chairmanship of the Association of African Diamond Producing Countries (ADPA).
[RFI] Chad’s government continues to hold the head of an Equatorial Guinean opposition party after he was arrested south of N’Djamena, the Chadian capital, last Thursday, according to the Spanish foreign ministry.
[Nation] Ethiopia last week ratified the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), leaving only one more ratification for it to take effect.
[EG Justice] Washington, DC. March 20, 2019
[Public Agenda] “Africa is a marvellous continent.
[allAfrica] When I immigrated to the United States from South Africa towards the end of the 1960′s I was totally unaware of the wars of liberation against Portuguese colonialism that had begun in the early 1960′s in the neighboring countries of Mozambique and Angola. All I knew about Mozambique was the reputation of its capital, Lourenço Marques, as a cosmopolitan Portuguese-style city where white South Africans went on holiday.
[New Times] President Paul Kagame and his Equatorial Guinean counterpart, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, yesterday witnessed the signing of four bilateral pacts at Village Urugwiro in Kigali.
THE CAPPUCCINO patisserie in the centre of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso’s capital, offers freshly baked croissants and that rare delicacy in west Africa, a decent Italian coffee. Its other features are less charming: a thick security barrier and two twitchy soldiers with assault rifles guard its patrons.
WHEN JENEBA heard that Yahya Jammeh, then president of the Gambia, had found a cure for AIDS, she tossed away her medicines and signed up for his treatment programme. Every morning she and hundreds of others went to his private clinic.