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Concerns grow over South African visa regime on Rwandans

Concerns grow over South African visa regime on Rwandans

A cross-section of Rwandans have raised concerns over the difficulties involved in obtaining visas to travel to South Africa, the most affected being students, businesses and patients seeking medical attention.[Read More…]

by March 20, 2018 0 comments Politics
Mauritian president finally resigns (lawyer)

Mauritian president finally resigns (lawyer)

Mauritian President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, the Indian Ocean island nation’s first female head of state, has finally resigned and will leave office on March 23, her lawyer said. “In the supreme[Read More…]

by March 18, 2018 0 comments Politics
The return of the King: Paris rolls out red carpet for George Weah

The return of the King: Paris rolls out red carpet for George Weah

It was not surprising that for his first trip outside Africa, Liberia’s new President, George Weah should choose to visit Paris, late in February, where he still commands legendary status[Read More…]

by March 17, 2018 0 comments Politics
Israel court suspends plan to deport thousands of African migrants

Israel court suspends plan to deport thousands of African migrants

Prime Minister Netanyahu in January announced implementation of the programme to remove migrants who entered illegally. Israel’s supreme court on Thursday suspended a controversial government plan to deport thousands of[Read More…]

by March 16, 2018 0 comments Politics
Statement by Adama Dieng, United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide on the situation in Burundi

Statement by Adama Dieng, United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide on the situation in Burundi

The United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, expressed his concern at inflammatory statements by public officials that could constitute incitement to violence including, most recently,[Read More…]

by March 12, 2018 0 comments Politics
Chad: Opposition parties plan ville morte strike March 12

Chad: Opposition parties plan ville morte strike March 12

Chadian opposition and other parties plan ville morte (general strike) March 12; transportation and commercial disruptions expected in N’Djamena as public sector strike continues Event Various unions called for the[Read More…]

by March 12, 2018 0 comments Politics
President Kagame meets with French President Emmanuel Macron on the sidelines of the International Solar Alliance Summit

President Kagame meets with French President Emmanuel Macron on the sidelines of the International Solar Alliance Summit

President Kagame meets with French President Emmanuel Macron on the sidelines of the International Solar Alliance Summit Tweets by UrugwiroVillage

by March 11, 2018 0 comments Politics
Voter registration starts for Burundi’s constitution referendum, elections

Voter registration starts for Burundi’s constitution referendum, elections

Voter registration started Thursday across Burundi for the country’s constitutional referendum in May and its general elections in 2020. The 10-day combined registration of voters will end on Feb. 17.[Read More…]

by February 9, 2018 0 comments Politics
African Renaissance: A long dream turning into reality?

African Renaissance: A long dream turning into reality?

The concept of African Renaissance has been on the lips of progressive Africans for decades as a renewal of the way of doing things to overcome Africa’s challenges and  advance the[Read More…]

by February 9, 2018 0 comments Politics
Antonio Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees speaks during a press conference at the Launch of the Regional Flash Appeal Following recent events in Libyan Arab Jamahiri

UN Chief Warns President Nkurunziza Against Tampering With Constitution

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has come under heavy criticism this time by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warning him against manipulating the country’s constitution to entrench himself longer in power. “While[Read More…]

by February 9, 2018 0 comments Politics