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DR Congo set for historic political transition

“The opposition has run out of recourse to challenge the election results and the threat of widespread post-election violence is gradually subsiding,” said Robert Besseling of EXX Africa, a business risk consultancy.

The Independent , Uganda Jan 24, 2019

After torture accusations, Zimbabwe says lessons to be learnt

Harare on Wednesday acknowledged accusations that its security forces engaged in "systematic torture" during a crackdown on anti-government protests, saying there were lessons to be learnt from the operation.

News 24 , South Africa Jan 24, 2019

A stitch in time to save Egypt's ancient tentmaking craft

Mohsen al-Khayami has for years watched sadly as his once lucrative craft business dwindled and fellow artisans deserted the ancient art known as Khayamiya, or tentmaking, for better paying jobs.

News 24 , South Africa Jan 24, 2019

DRC's Tshisekedi: son, heir and unexpected president

Barely two years at the helm of the country's oldest and largest opposition party, Tshisekedi has been propelled to power following a long-running political crisis that culminated in last month's bitterly disputed election.

News 24 , South Africa Jan 24, 2019

South Sudan urges foreign partners to fund peace deal

South Sudan on Wednesday called on the international community to fund efforts to implement a peace deal, which is already four months behind schedule due to lack of money.

Daily Monitor , Uganda Jan 24, 2019

Togo elects first female head of National Assembly

Yawa Djigbodi Tsegan, from President Faure Gnassingbe’s Union for the Republic party, was chosen on Wednesday in a vote by her fellow lawmakers.

Punch , Nigeria Jan 24, 2019

Airbus warns no-deal Brexit could spark ‘very harmful decisions’

, LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 24 – Airbus chief Tom Enders warned Thursday that a no-deal Brexit could prompt the European aerospace giant to make “very harmful decisions” for Britain, and branded the government’s handling a “disgrace”.

Capital News , Kenya Jan 24, 2019

Hunt for missing Cardiff star intensifies

Rescue workers on the British island of Guernsey resumed the hunt Thursday for a missing plane carrying new Premier League player Emiliano Sala, who is feared dead after two days of fruitless searches.

Daily Nation , Kenya Jan 24, 2019

Australian Open: Osaka edges Pliskova to set up final with Kvitova

The 21-year-old Japanese star overcame the seventh seed 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 to reach a second straight Grand Slam decider after her breakthrough triumph over Serena Williams at last year’s US Open.

Punch , Nigeria Jan 24, 2019
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