Uganda’s Wine released after campaign event disrupted

Uganda’s Wine released after campaign event disrupted

Uganda’s Bobi Wine says he and his People Power movement members were released late Monday following yet another police detention for the popular singer and presidential hopeful. Wine, who plans to challenge President Yoweri Museveni for the office next year, was detained at the Naggalama Police Station while others were…

Egypt, South Africa join nations urging restraint in Iraq

African leaders are among those calling for calm in the Middle East following a United States airstrike on Thursday that killed Gen. Qasem Soleimani, head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and its Quds Force. The controversial military action authorized by U.S. President Donald Trump followed escalation in recent weeks…

Chinese foreign minister set for five-nation Africa tour

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi will head to Africa next week, with official visits planned in Egypt, Eritrea and Djibouti, as well as Burundi and Zimbabwe. The diplomatic schedule was announced Thursday by the Ministry of Affairs, which noted China’s tradition of beginning each new year on the African continent….

Embaló wins presidency in Guinea Bissau

Umaro Sissoco Embaló has won the presidential election in the West African nation of Guinea Bissau and will replace  outgoing President José Mário Vaz, according to official results released Wednesday by the National Election Commission. Embaló, the Movement for Alternative Democracy (MADEM G-15) candidate, received 53.6 percent of the vote,…

Guinea Bissau awaits election results

Voters in the West African nation of Guinea Bissau are waiting on official election results, due on Wednesday, to determine who will replace outgoing President José Mário Vaz. The second-round runoff between Domingos Simões Pereira, the African Independence Party of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC) candidate, and Úmaro Sissoco Embaló…

Police round up opposition leaders in eSwatini

In eSwatini, prominent human rights defender Thulani Maseko confirmed Friday that leaders associated with the political opposition party People’s United Democratic Movement (PUDEMO) were taken to police headquarters in the Mbabane capital. He was one of a number of activists in the former Swaziland to condemn the action, which they…

ECCAS-nation leaders approve reforms at Gabon summit

It’s been nearly four decades since the vision for an Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) began, but – despite recognition by the African Union as one of its regional pillars – the organization has never achieved the cooperative stability of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) or the…

Huawei’s Surveillance Tech in Kenya: A Safe Bet?

By N. D. Francois When terror struck Nairobi almost one year ago, David Mwangi had yet to graduate from Kenya Police College. He and his colleagues watched the attack unfold live on television. Now an on-duty officer in Nairobi, the 26-year-old is bent on never letting such tragedy happen again….

Libya’s Sarraj meets with Erdogan in Istanbul

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hosted talks with Fayez Al-Sarraj of Libya on Sunday in Istanbul, as the two strengthened their security commitments in the face of both a renewed offensive on Tripoli at home and heightened tensions over the Eastern Mediterranean within the international community. Sarraj, the head of the…