Odinga rejects ‘illegitimate’ Ruto win amid IEBC whistleblower claims

Odinga rejects ‘illegitimate’ Ruto win amid IEBC whistleblower claims

Kenya’s Raila Odinga, the main opposition candidate who lost a presidential bid to President William Ruto in August, says his party won’t accept the current government following the allegations of false results reporting from an Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) staffer who leaked documents to Odinga’s Azimio La Umoja…

Laureen Fagan

Laureen is the editor of Africa Times

INEC chief says Nigeria is ready for next month’s presidential election

INEC chief says Nigeria is ready for next month’s presidential election

It’s just 38 days until national elections in Nigeria, and Mahmood Yakubu, head of the country’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), assured Tuesday that his organization is prepared to meet the challenge of managing 93.4 million registered voters as the February 25 elections move ahead as scheduled. Yakubu, speaking at…

Laureen is the editor of Africa Times

China’s new foreign minister begins 5-nation tour in Ethiopia

Newly appointed Chinese foreign minister Qin Gang arrived in Ethiopia on Tuesday, as part of Beijing’s tradition to begin each year with a diplomatic tour of African nations. Talks in Ethiopia focused on investment and economic development, according to Ethiopian officials. “The relationship between the two countries remains steadfast,” said…

Laureen Fagan

Laureen is the editor of Africa Times

Leaders meet for ‘milestone’ talks on implementing Tigray ceasefire

Ethiopian leaders representing Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government met with Tigrayan officials on Monday in Mekelle, for talks viewed as a milestone in ending more than two years of catastrophic conflict in which up to 600,000 people have died. The delegation led by Tagesse Chaffo Dullo, speaker of Ethiopia’s parliament,…

Laureen Fagan

Laureen is the editor of Africa Times

Ghana mends fences with Burkina Faso over Wagner claims

Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo has smoothed over a rift with Burkina Faso after allegations that its northern neighbor is the latest African nation to enlist Wagner Group mercenaries to maintain security and counter its terrorism threats. A diplomatic mission led by national security minister Albert Kan-Dapaah met with Burkinabé leader…

Laureen Fagan

Laureen is the editor of Africa Times

Gambia arrests four in coup attempt against Barrow

Gambian authorities say they’ve thwarted a coup attempt directed at the president and taken members of the military behind the plot into custody. “Based on intelligence reports, some soldiers of the Gambian army were plotting to overthrow the democratically elected government of President Adama Barrow,” said Gambian spokesman Ebrima G….

Laureen Fagan

Laureen is the editor of Africa Times

Biden calls for AU membership in G20 and UN Security Council

President Joe Biden of the United States affirmed the goals of the African Union’s Agenda 2063 on Thursday, calling for the AU’s permanent membership in the G20 while reiterating his support for an African seat on the United Nations Security Council. “African voices, African leadership, African innovation all are critical…

Obiang elected to another 7 years in Equatorial Guinea

President Teodoro Obiang Nguema has been elected to another seven-year term in Equatorial Guinea, where the 80-year-old has held the office since August 1979. The National Electoral Board said Obiang received 405,910 votes, accounting for a notably high 94.9% of all votes cast in the West African nation. In reporting…

São Tomé’s Trovoada: ‘This is an attack with war weapons’

Eric Overvest, the United Nations coordinator for São Tomé and Príncipe, thanked authorities on Friday after an attack on a military barracks, part of a reported coup attempt, was shut down. Overvest said military and judicial authorities acted swiftly and appropriately transferred the detainees after the attack. He appealed for…

Lourenço announces ceasefire in Rwanda, DR Congo fighting

Angola’s President João Lourenço announced that negotiations between Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo, held in Luanda on Wednesday, resulted in a ceasefire agreement among parties who have been fighting in eastern DR Congo and along the border near Goma. Lourenço, heading up a peace talk process meant to end…

Study: Climate change made Lake Chad flooding 80 times more likely

The catastrophic rains that fell this year on West Africa were made more likely because of climate change, according to a new climate attribution study from World Weather Attribution. Scientists from 10 nations, including Nigeria, Cameroon and South Africa, analyzed data about flooding rains that occurred between May and October…