Kimani praised for Kenya’s commanding UNSC presence on Ukraine

Kimani praised for Kenya’s commanding UNSC presence on Ukraine

Martin Kimani, the Permanent Representative of Kenya to the United Nations, made perhaps the most compelling case against Russia’s moves in Ukraine during an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council meeting late Monday. In fact, Kimani himself is making international headlines for what was both a direct and…

Putin sends troops to newly acknowledged Donbas territories of Ukraine

Putin sends troops to newly acknowledged Donbas territories of Ukraine

President Vladimir Putin of Russia signed decrees on Monday that formally acknowledged two breakaway regions of Eastern Ukraine and ordered “peacekeeping” troops to enter the territory held by pro-Russian separatists. The decision followed a meeting of Russia’s National Security Council, where Putin noted that the Russian legislature had approved recognition…

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…

How endemic logistics corruption undermines global Covid recovery

A specially commissioned report into the “state capture” perpetrated under the former South African president Jacob Zuma via logistics firm Transnet reveals the depths of malfeasance in the country during his tenure. The 646-page report has implicated over 1,400 individuals in cronyism and corruption that cumulatively caused public losses of…

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…