Africa

Senegal restores its ambassador to Qatar

DOHA

Senegal announced on Tuesday that it has reappointed its ambassador to the Gulf state of Qatar who had been recalled amid Gulf crises triggered by the cut-off of ties between Doha and four Arab states.

FM meets Ethiopian delegation

HE the Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani yesterday met a delegation of governors of the provinces of Oromia Region in Ethiopia, during the course of their current visit to Qatar.

South Sudan pardons over 30 political prisoners

JUBA, South Sudan

South Sudan’s government on Friday announced the release of over 30 political prisoners as part of a presidential amnesty.

The move follows repeated calls from human rights watchdogs and the international community to free the men, as promised earlier by President Salva Kiir.

Kenya’s Kenyatta declared winner of disputed presidential election

Kenya’s election commission has declared incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta as the winner of the country’s disputed presidential election.

“Having fulfilled the requirement by law… I therefore wish to declare Uhuru Kenyatta… as president-elect,” said polls commission chairman Wafula Chebukati on Friday.

Rwanda’s Kagame wins re-election by landslide: final results

KIGALI, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) — Rwandan National Electoral Commission (NEC) Wednesday released the final results of the presidential elections, declaring that Paul Kagame wins the third term.

Vote count begins in Kenya’s tightly fought election

Kenyan election officials began counting votes on Tuesday, as results trickled in from a hard-fought contest between the country’s foremost political dynasties and election authorities called for calm.

Kenyans vote in hotly contested presidential election

CNN)Kenyans are heading to the polls in a hotly contested election that pits incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta against the nation’s former prime minister.

Malawi issues arrest warrant for former president over graft scandal

Malawi has issued an arrest warrant for its former President Joyce Banda over alleged abuse of office and money laundering offences over a two-year period when she was in office, a police spokesman said on Monday.

Meet The Ghanaian Footballer Who Was ‘Transferred’ For Just 10 Liters Of Olive Oil In Turkish League!! (PHOTO)

This is not funny…. In Europe as we speak, It has been a summer of intense transfer business for the major clubs in European football but the best transfer story definitely goes to Ghanaian striker Mohammed Sumaila.
The 25-year-old striker has been a fixture in the amateur leagues in Turkey for the past five years but his one month transfer to Yorukalispor is making waves the world over.

Ethiopia: The “Big Man” And the Broken People of Jigjiga

by Muktar M. Omer

THERE can be no better visualization of life under the archetypal “Big Man” in post-colonial Africa than the portrayal of the fictional African tyrant in Achille Mbembe’s “The Aesthetics of Vulgarity”.

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