The first time many Kenyans could have learnt there was a continental body known as the African Union was February 1, 2017, when their Foreign minister Amina Mohamed lost the contest to become its second ever woman chairperson to her Chadian counterpart, Mr Moussa Faki Mahamat.
Burundi has confirmed that it will attend the East African Community Heads of State Summit scheduled for February 1, in Arusha, giving fresh hope that the bloc will carry on programmes key to the integration agenda.
This makes a strong case for why international observers are quick to label elections as free and fair, even in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary.
Made in the dead of night, the announcement proved to be the straw that broke the camel’s back for a largely peaceful, if not somewhat passive, populace that has borne the brunt of two decades of economic meltdown.
Watchers of the evolution of the East African Community since its revival must recall that Museveni has been the loudest advocate of regional integration.
Control over the country’s fuel supply is in the hands of the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF), and the huge financial benefits that come with it are reportedly causing factional rivalry.
And in an apparent brinkmanship, the Constitutional Court had empowered his vice, Pierre-Claver Maganga Moussavou, to assume presidential responsibilities in the absence of the president to avoid a political vacuum.
At Vanguard Newspapers, we see the emergence of a modern corporate Africa, led by Elumelu and a few other continental business leaders to redefine and give vent to the ideals espoused by pan-Africanist movements of the mid-20th Century.
But conservationists have to be in the room when decisions are being made by government and private sector to ensure that African wildlife and wildlands have a voice in the continent’s development blueprint.
Zimbabweans can do little but watch as the money in their bank accounts loses value compared with cash, prompting demands from businesses and civil servants for hard currency which can be deposited and used to make payments.
Car importers Association of Kenya (CIAK) chairman Peter Otieno said the move will increase the price of vehicles by between Sh300,000 and Sh400,000, thus locking out many Kenyans and leading to multiple traders closing shop.
Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has penned a long article on why he decided to visit the United States of America.
Khartoum – Sudan’s ongoing protests have not only grown but are spreading despite a brutal crackdown by the security forces which has seen dozens killed, about 1,000 arrested – including political activists, journalists and other professionals - a...
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Buganda has sometimes been misunderstood to be selfish and not care about the rest of the country but when you look at the facts, Baganda is not just a tribe but a nation that incorporates people from all ethnic backgrounds.
I think one of the problems that people made in the past was that while we were fighting the civil war, many of the local governments in the minority areas, their names were changed.
Democratic Republic of Congo’s top court yesterday declared Felix Tshisekedi president after disputed elections, outraging opponents who alleged a stitch-up as an African Union delegation prepared to head to the volatile country.
Harare - Zimbabwe's military put on a show of force to deter further unrest on Tuesday after at least three deaths in violent protests over steep fuel price hikes, but continuing disorder blocked the flow of key supplies into the country.
But despite bloodshed that Sudanese authorities say has claimed 22 lives, outside players ranging from Gulf rivals Qatar and Saudi Arabia to major powers China, Russia and the United States all see an interest in the 75-year-old staying at the helm.
The stay-away comes as a foreign-exchange shortage has sparked scarcities of everything from fuel to bread, caused doctors to stay away from work and companies to cut or cease production because they can’t import raw materials.
If you remember what happened during the Action Group crisis, especially after the demise of the late sage, Obafemi Awolowo, more problems started coming up – some personal, some out of prejudice, even amongst members struggling for leadership pos...