Sunday, February 28, 2021

Africa Politics

Guinea-Bissau presidential election kicks off after weeks of violent protests

Guinea-Bissau will hold presidential elections on Sunday, with voters hoping for a change in the coup-prone country, weeks after political chaos sparked protests marred by violence and paralyzed parliament. President Jose Mario Vaz, 61, is seeking a second term in...

Tunisian President Essebsi hospitalized again

Back in June, Beji Caid Essebsi had to go to hospital for a week. How serious about the 92-year-olds, is not yet known. Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi has been repeatedly admitted to a military hospital. This was announced by...

Sudanese military agreed to share power

The Sudanese people flooded the streets of this city to celebrate the historic agreement reached between the military and opposition leaders who aim to end political upheavals since last month. The power-sharing agreement was reached on Friday after the two...

Tripoli government considers closure of migrant camp

After a deadly air raid, the Libyan government in Tripoli is considering closing the controversial internment camp for migrants in civil wars. The government is currently reviewing the camps for security reasons and releasing the migrants, Interior Minister Fathi...

Ethiopian army chief killed in a coup attempt

Ethiopian army chief killed in a coup attempt. The head of security of a region in northern Ethiopia has attacked a meeting of regional representatives, it is said by the prime minister of the country. The regional president had...

Former Egyptian President passed away

Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is reportedly dead in court, Egyptian local television said today. Local TV reported that Morsi was fainted after a court session and passed away. Morsi, 67, a top figure among Muslim leaders was overthrown by the...

Senegal parliament approves constitutional amendment abolishes prime minister’s post

The Senegalese parliament, by an absolute majority, approved the draft amendment to the constitution, which includes the abolition of the post of prime minister. The Senegalese radio reported on Sunday that during a public meeting in the Senegalese capital of...

African Union discusses UN resolution on immunities of heads of state

The African Union's (AU) Legal Counsel, Dr. Namira Nagm, on Saturday organized the second meeting of experts to discuss the AU proposal to submit a resolution to the UN General Assembly to request an advisory opinion from the International...

Mali’s government resigns

The government of the West African country Mali under Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga has resigned. President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita had accepted the resignation petition submitted by the Prime Minister and his cabinet on Thursday, Local media of Mali...

Germany calls emergent meeting on Libya

In response to a call for a ceasefire in Libya, Germany convened an emergency meeting of the Security Council. The Security Council will meet behind closed doors on Thursday  in New York, according to a letter from the German...

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