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Uganda: President’s son loses army post after Twitter spree

The Ugandan president's son, Muhoozi Kainerugaba, has lost his position as the commander of the country’s land forces after going on a twitter spree...

Kenya gives green light for cultivation of GM crops

The Kenyan government has given the green light for the cultivation and importation of genetically modified crops and animal feeds. The decision ends a decade-long...

Burkina Faso’s ousted military ruler flees to Togo

Burkina Faso's ousted military leader, Lt Col Paul-Henri Damiba has reportedly fled to neighbouring Togo after stepping down. Damiba seized power in January this year...

Ibrahim Traoré: Burkina Faso’s 34-year-old coup leader

34-year-old Captain Ibrahim Traoré is Burkina Faso's new junta leader and West Africa’s current youngest leader. Capt Traoré toppled his former boss, Lt Col Paul-Henri...

Burkina Faso: Soldiers carry out another coup toppling military leader

Burkina Faso army Captain Ibrahim Traore has ousted military leader Paul-Henri Damiba and dissolved the government. That is the second coup in eight months in...

Zimbabwean author Dangarembga convicted over placard protest

Renowned Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga has been convicted of inciting violence after carrying a placard that called for political reform. She paid a fine of...

Burkina Faso: 50 civilians missing after deadly attack by fighters

At least 11 soldiers have been killed and 50 civilians reported missing after armed fighters attacked a military convoy. The 150-vehicle military-escorted convoy was taking...

Nigeria: Police officers face dismissal and prosecution for torture

A number of police officers in Nigeria are facing dismissal and prosecution for illegal detentions and torture. A panel set up by Nigeria's National Human...

Ghana’s President Akufo Addo booed at international musical event

Ghanaian President, Nana Addo Akufo-Addo was booed by disenchanted Ghanaians when he mounted the stage to address the Global Citizen Festival hosted in the...

Equatorial Guinea: President Mbasogo to run again after 43 years in power

Equatorial Guinea’s President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo will run again for office in November's elections, his son and vice president has said. Teodoro Obiang Nguema...

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