Category: Politics

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It was a jubilant crowd that came to Ouagadougou airport to welcome on Thursday, 14th May, Mariam Sankara, the widow of the former president, Thomas Sankara, who has lived in exile Montpellier, France since the murder of her husband in 1987. The return of the former first lady of Burkina Faso is within the framework of the investigation conc ...
Eleven (11) thousand, that is the number of deaths caused by the Ebola virus within one year. In a report, the UNO experts accused the World Health Organization (WHO) by denouncing failures and dysfunctions of the international organization in its management of the epidemic. According to a group of 8 experts investigators appointed by the UN ...
After his defeat in front of General Muhammadu Buhari in the presidential election of last 28th March, the outgoing president, Goodluck Jonathan (photo), asserted having been betrayed by his friends. It was during the farewell mass organized last Sunday in Lagos that he made this declaration. In his speech, he explained that numerous of his ...
For more than 15 years, 5th May is dedicated to one of the world greatest jobs: the International Day of the midwife. An opportunity to discover this job by "giver of life", pay tribute to women who exercise it and show their importance within the society. On this occasion, the Executive director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) ...
Congratulation messages start coming to Faure Gnassingbé after his reelection at the head of Togo at the end of the presidential election of last 25th April. Further the proclamation the final results of the presidential election of 25th April 2015 by the Constitutional court, the secretary general of the International Organization of the Fr ...
The 12th ordinary session of the heads of States summit of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) takes place from 5th to 6th May in the Gabonese capital, announced the CEMAC in a press release. The meeting occurs after several postponements because of the busy agenda of the presidents of six member countries of the orga ...
Last Wednesday, the Kenyan president, Uhuru Kenyatta, called on the American companies to invest in Africa, the second world region in a fast growth. As he could not physically be on the spot, Mr. Kenyatta expressed himself through video at the Milken World Conference in California and declared that Africa possesses considerable opportunitie ...
One hundred (100) billion FCFA or 152 million euros is the huge amount of money the Ivorian government intends to inject in the Information and communication technologies (ICTS) sector. These funds will help financing the installation of 7 000 kilometers of optical fiber, 5 031 rural cyber centers and the subsidy of the "One Ivorian, one com ...
Millions of people expressed their happiness on Tuesday evening on social networks when the Nigerian army announced on Twitter that they released 200 girls and 93 women during a military operation to take the Sambisa forest back from Boko Haram armed forces. The troops took back and destroyed three camps of the armed group. A shower of tweet ...
The outgoing president, Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé, the candidate of UNIR political party was declared winner of the presidential election of last 25th April in Togo. He was reelected at 58.75 % of the valid votes against 34.95 % for his major opponent, Jean-Pierre Fabre of CAP 2015. The Togolese leader thus legally got a third term. The ...
"Music is a real communion and integration tool", declared the Chairman of the ECOWAS Commission, congratulating itself that "there is no barrier in music". Saying to be "deeply touched" by the initiative from the four boys of the Magic System group (A'Salfo, Tino, Goudé and Manadja), Désiré Kadré Ouédraogo indicated that "ECOWAS owes them f ...
The Cameroonian Head of State, Paul Biya, national chairman of the Democratic Union of the Cameroonian People (RDPC), party in power, has just created an academy in order to give an adequate political training to his militants. Under the supervision of the Secretary General of the Central committee, the academy essentially aims at providing ...
Africa was in the spotlight last 17th April in Washington, the USA. Besides the Senegalese Head of State, Macky Sall, and the outgoing chairman of the ADB, Dr. Donald Kaberuka, Maria Kiwanuka, the Minister of Economy, Finance and Planning of Uganda and Special Senior Adviser of the Head of State, received for her part the "African Patriot Prize ...
The Rwandan, Dr. Donald Kaberuka, is living his last glory and happiness moments as chairman of the African Development Bank (ADB). He will reach the end his mandate in September. His successor will be revealed on the coming 28th May at the head office of the Bank in Abidjan. During the summer meetings of the World Bank and the IMF last w ...
The assessment of the last three years by Macky Sall at the head of Senegal is globally positive according to certain observers who support that the Head of State inherited a country socially and politically deconstructed. His Senegal Emergent Plan (PSE), an ambitious program to put the country back on the rails, is appreciated by all. Th ...
Blamed for having ordered his supporters to attack foreigners living in South Africa, the King of the Zulus, Goodwill Zwelithini denied on Monday of being at the origin of these exactions having shaken the country these last two weeks. He supports that his messages delivered last 23rd March in Zulu at Pongola in KwaZulu-Natal were distorted ...
The country of Bonus Yayi was ranked 23rd in Africa and 149th at the world level by the ITU ICTS index 2014. Considered thus as one of the least effective countries on the continent regarding Information and communication technologies (ICTS), Benin is trying to regain prestige by putting a lot into the sector. For the Beninese authorities ...
The High-commissioner of the Organization for the Development of the Senegal River (OMVS), Kabiné Komara, is the man that will manage the observation mission for the presidential election of next 25th April in Togo. The man is just appointed by the African Union Commission (UA). The chairwoman of the AU Commission, Mrs. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zum ...
The grave of the Burkina deceased preisdent, Thomas Sankara, and those of the 11 other people murdered with the president at the same time on 15th October 1987, are under seal as required by the justice, confirmed on Friday, the Mr. Bénéwendé Stanislas Sankara, one of the lawyers in this case. Mr. Sankara who expressed himself on the waves o ...
The Senegalese Head of State, Macky Sall, persists in his will to organize a referendum in order to reduce his term from 7 to 5 years. A promise he made during his election campaign. The only trouble is that within his own party, the Alliance for the Republic (APR), voices rise against such a reform. Several executives of the party show thei ...
About 20 years after his last visit, the Zimbabwean president, Robert Mugabe started last Tuesday a historic visit of two days in South Africa with the objective to consolidate the economic relations between both countries. The consolidation of the economic relations between both countries will be the main topic of the discussions between th ...
The news is released by the APA New agency. The Military Medal of Valour was awarded to more than 400 agents of the Cameroonian security forces enlisted in the war against the Nigerian Islamist sect, Boko Haram, at the end of three decrees signed on Wednesday by the Head of State, Paul Biya. Thus, 240 soldiers in the row were decorated for "thei ...
King Mohammed VI sent a message of wishes and congratulations to the new elected president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, for his election to the highest office of his country. In this message, the Sovereign expresses his warm congratulations and best success wishes to the new president of Nigeria in his high functions serving the brother Nig ...
He is considered as the new strong man of Nigeria who will put an end to corruption, insecurity and other troubles that endanger the country. Only just elected at the end of a ballot appreciated by the whole world, the new president of Nigeria, a former General, Muhammadu Buhari is committed Wednesday "to free the nation from terror by the I ...
Aisha Buhari (photo) was the happiest on Tuesday, 31st March after the publication of the victory of her husband, Muhammadu Buhari, in the presidential elections. And she found necessary to express her happiness on Twitter. She thus made tweets pour after the phone call from the outgoing president, Goodluck Jonathan, as good loser, to congra ...
The Rwandan capital, Kigali, hosted last week, the Commonwealth e-Government Forum on governance in Africa centered on the theme "Smart Governance through a Networked Government". At the end of this meeting that gathered decision-makers and ICTS experts, the latter congratulated Rwanda, a country is listed as a model in the use of ICTS and e ...
In Africa, the participation of the women in the decision-making authorities and process is still low. Yet, African women have the potential to be valued. They have the capacity of occupying decision-making posts which are considered as the privilege of the men. It is what Odette N'Guessan Yao Yao, Ambassadress of Ivory Coast in Spain, tries ...
The Ghanaian president, John Dramani Mahama, also the serving chairman of the ECOWAS, expressed on Monday, 23rd March 2015, his wish to see elections taking place in peace in Nigeria. He made this declaration at the end of a meeting with all the stakeholders in these elections, namely the outgoing president, Goodluck Jonathan, the candidate, ...
The term of the south-Sudanese President, Salva Kiir that would normally come to an end in next July was extended by the Parliament on Tuesday, 24th March for three more years, meaning till 2018. That is what is going to weaken more the peace negotiations already at a standstill. The news was not well received by the rebels, but it really le ...
The South African Head of State, Jacob Zuma, annually gets the tidy sum of 211 375 euros; what makes of him the best paid leader on the continent, and standing thus in the 4th position at the world level. It is the American channel, CNN that publishes the news in a Top 10 of the world best paid leaders. In the ranking, it is the American ...
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