[African Arguments] How Paul Biya has held onto power for 35 years despite spending much of it abroad.
[The Conversation Africa] Madagascar, Africa’s largest island, is naturally prone to cyclones. Earlier this year it was hit by one named Ava – a category three cyclone that killed at least 50 people, displaced over 50,000 and caused huge damage.
[VOA] Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the South African icon who fought tirelessly, visibly, and at great personal cost to bring racial equality to South Africa, is being celebrated in death with vows that her struggle will continue.
[News24Wire] There will be no bloodshed in the quest for land, Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema said on Wednesday.
[Observer] Uganda Revenue Authority’s (URA) attempt to force commercial banks to reveal all clients’ private accounts information was part of an effort to drag politicians, businessmen and the very rich into the income tax net, sources have revealed.
[VOA] The losing candidate in Sierra Leone’s presidential election has said he will challenge the results. Former Foreign Minister Samura Kamara announced the challenge Thursday, after the electoral commission declared Julius Maada Bio the winner of last weekend’s run-off poll.
[Swazi Media] Swaziland’s Prime Minister Barnabas Dlamini has hinted his government might try to restrict access to social media.
[Ethiopian Herald] The Communist Party of China (CPC) has extended congratulatory message to the newly elected chairman of the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF).
[Deutsche Welle] The election campaign has been marred by deadly attacks, pointed rhetoric and at least one legal challenge. The election is expected to hinge on the diamond-rich Kono region in the east.
[This Day] Sierria Leone will today hold a run-off election on Saturday to determine who succeeds President Ernest Bai Koroma, after neither of the candidates secured enough votes for an outright victory during the first round.