Tanzania says it will back Kenyan in race for AU Commission chair

Tanzania says it will back Kenyan in race for AU Commission chair

Tanzania says it will back Kenyan candidate Amina Mohamed for the post of African Union (AU) Commission chairperson, a move that breaks from the expected support of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), of which Tanzania is a member, for candidate Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi, the foreign minister of Botswana. The Daily…

Brahimi’s appeal on Algeria-Morocco ties gets the cold shoulder

Brahimi’s appeal on Algeria-Morocco ties gets the cold shoulder

Algerian diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi has called for a reopening of the border between Morocco and Algeria in the context of regional cooperation, but that overture was quickly rebuffed by some in the latter country’s media outlets. Brahimi, a well-regarded elder statesman with close ties to Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, suggested…

In Washington, Shoukry discusses Egypt’s ties under Trump leadership

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, visiting in the United States, reaffirmed that his country is optimistic about closer ties to Washington under president-elect Donald Trump’s administration. Shoukry, speaking with PBS News Hour on Monday, said Egypt is hearing “a clear vision” from Trump on the challenges facing the Middle East,…

Massive Trump election protests sweep across American cities

Thousands of angry Americans took to the streets of New York City, Chicago and other major cities in demonstrations against the election of Republican candidate Donald J. Trump to the United States presidency. Protesters clustered at the Trump Tower building, in Columbus Circle and other high-profile Manhattan sites chanting “not…

Morocco leader promises change in wake of Fikri death

The social “imbalances” of Morocco that led to last week’s demonstrations following the death of an El Hoceima fish seller will be addressed, says Head of Government Abdelilah Benkirane. Benkirane, leader of the Justice and Development Party (PJD), said during an interview that the death of Mohcen Fikri already has…

Green Party’s Baraka: Change must come to US, Africa relations

The dearth of discussion on African nations and issues during the U.S. presidential debates was an absence that did not go unnoticed – but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t candidates who understand that Africa’s young populations, growing economies and climate challenges are a diplomatic priority. They aren’t always being heard,…