Eritrea denies U.S. claims of war crimes in Tigray

Eritrea denies U.S. claims of war crimes in Tigray

The government of Eritrea has denied allegations that its military forces engaged in war crimes during the Tigray conflict in northern Ethiopia, a conflict in which it has often claimed its personnel were not involved. The denial issued Tuesday followed a statement from Tony Blinken, the United States Secretary of…

Laureen Fagan

Laureen is the editor of Africa Times

Nigeria’s opposition candidates reject Tinubu election victory

Opposition leaders in Nigeria have disputed the results of an election that placed Bola Ahmed Tinubu into the presidency, following an early-morning announcement of the final results by Mahmood Yakubu of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) party candidate supported by outgoing President Muhammadu…

Laureen Fagan

Laureen is the editor of Africa Times

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

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 Fagan

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