Monthly Archives: June 2015

Burundi: Violence Strikes Controversial Burundi Election

Polls have opened for Burundi’s controversial first round of parliamentary elections. Several top officials have fled and the African Union has stopped its monitoring mission, citing the impossibility of a fair vote. Voting in the first round of parliamentary elections began in Burundi on Monday despite violence and international criticism undermining the credibility of the […]

Tunisia Confronted With Dilemma of Security Over Liberty After Sousse Attack

By Christina Okello Tunis on Saturday announced a raft of tough measures to eradicate the growing terror threat, after an Islamist gunmen shot dead 38 tourists at a beachfront hotel. Plans include a clampdown on radical mosques that spread religious extremism, as well as deploying army reservists around archaeological sites and coastal areas. But critics […]

Africa: Country, Ethiopia, South Africa Lead AMAA 2015 Nominations

The Jury of African Movie Academy award has released the nominees for the 28 categories of the continental awards for motion picture practitioners in Africa and the Diaspora. At a nominations gala night in global entertainment headquarters, Los Angeles, United States, the 2015 AMAA Jury chaired by the Zimbabwean, Mr. Keith Shiri announced nominations that […]

Sierra Leone: Ebola Setback for Sierra Leone As New Cases Recorded

Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown has suffered a fresh outbreak of Ebola, dashing hopes that health authorities in the densely-populated city of 1.2 million had beaten the deadly epidemic. The government’s National Ebola Response Centre (NERC) told the AFP news agency that three cases had emerged in the east-end slum of Magazine Wharf – three weeks […]

Nigeria: Finally, Buhari Moves Into Aso Rock Presidential Villa

By George Agba President Muhammadu Buhari today resumed for the first time in his office at Aso Rock, Abuja since he was inaugurated on May 29. Buhari is currently holding a meeting with service chiefs and other security chiefs in the country. The president who arrived his office at about 10:20am had barely settled down […]

Nigeria: President Buhari Warns Nigerians Over Tough Times Ahead

President Muhammadu Buhari has told Nigerians to prepare for economical challenges as he vows to recover billions of dollars allegedly stolen by public officials. DW speaks to Liz Donnelly on how can this be done. President Buhari was speaking after a meeting with the governors of Nigeria’s 36 states and Federal Capital Territory in Abuja […]

Africa: Gates Foundation Changes Focus to ‘Last Mile’ of Delivery

On why the foundation has changed the nature of its engagement with Africa: The change was needed because the foundation has spent several years mostly on the assumption that if you develop innovations and provide resources, you can actually have an impact. But when the foundation stepped back to look at its impact in the […]