Ramaphosa, African leaders head to EU-AU summit in Brussels

Ramaphosa, African leaders head to EU-AU summit in Brussels

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa is in Brussels to attend the European Union-African Union summit on Thursday and Friday. Ramaphosa will participate in discussions on climate change and the energy transition during the first day’s sessions, along with a roundtable on technology and transportation. On Friday, he will serve…

Embaló confirms deaths, injuries in Guinea Bissau coup attempt

Embaló confirms deaths, injuries in Guinea Bissau coup attempt

In Guinea Bissau, President Umaro Sissoco Embaló was unharmed following Tuesday’s attempted coup at the government building, but an unknown number of people were killed or seriously injured during the violence. The death toll remained unclear, with the Bissau capital heavily guarded. Images shared on social media earlier in the…

Report: Kaboré resigns following Burkina Faso military takeover

In Burkina Faso, President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré has apparently resigned following a military takeover in the troubled Sahel nation. That’s according to national broadcaster RTB, which posted a copy of Kaboré’s letter late Monday. Earlier in the day, members of the country’s defense forces said that Kaboré had been…

3 African nations lose UN vote over member dues

Three African nations have had their voting rights suspended by the United Nations because of their failure to pay the required financial contributions for member states. Sudan and Congo-Brazzaville, along with the Indian Ocean island nation of Comoros, are among 10 nations that have failed to pay their dues in…

Ethiopia files complaint over Tedros remarks on Tigray crisis

The Ethiopian government has filed a formal complaint with the World Health Organization, calling for an investigation of WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus because “he has not lived up to the integrity and professional expectations required from his office.” A formal letter has been sent detailing the complaints against…

Mali confirms Russian fighter presence near Timbuktu

Russian troops have been deployed in Mali, where they will serve as military trainers for the Malian defense forces near the city of Timbuktu. That’s according to a government spokesman cited by Reuters and other international news agencies. Witnesses living in the region told Reuters they had seen uniformed Russian…

Another 70 injured in Sudan protests against military rule

At least 70 people were injured Tuesday in Sudan, during the latest round of protests in the wake of Sunday’s resignation of former prime minister Abdalla Hamdok. That’s according to the Sudan Central Doctors Committee, a group that has monitored Sudanese security forces since the October 25 military coup that…

Libya again postpones presidential election

Libya’s long-delayed presidential elections have been postponed again, as the country’s electoral commission has yet to finalize the candidates who are eligible to run for the office. Emad Al-Sayih, head of the National High Commission for Elections, said this latest delay was necessary because the process had reached “a dangerous…

Turkey-Africa Summit takes leaders to Istanbul

African leaders are in Turkey this weekend, as they take part in the third Turkey-Africa Partnership Summit hosted by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The summit is meant to promote and deepen ties between Istanbul and African nations, with some 40 countries participating in the talks. They’re meant to lead to…

African leaders speak at Summit for Democracy

President Nana Akufo Addo of Ghana was set to speak as the virtual Summit for Democracy, hosted by the United States, kicked off on Thursday. Akufo Addo and Yvonne Aki-Sawyer, the mayor of Freetown in Sierra Leone, planned remarks for a discussion on “Bolstering Democratic Resilience: Building Back Better Together…

Barrow declared the victor in Gambian presidential election

Final results from Gambia’s presidential election were reported late Sunday, with incumbent Adama Barrow winning by a significant margin. “I am thankful for a historic victory for me and our great National People’s Party. Gambians have spoken and decided to deliver us a clear-cut, compelling victory,” said Barrow. He appealed…