Since 1945, the CFA franc has been the currency used by French colonies, and the usage of the currency continued after independence. Benin President Patrice Talon revealed that the West African Monetary Union has unanimously agreed to take back control of its currency, withdrawing foreign reserves of the West African CFA from France. The move has been welcomed across the continent.
The prime minister may have won the Nobel Peace Prize but he has failed to quell the violence in his own backyard.
Facebook’s revelation about fake accounts designed to influence elections shows the risks for Africa’s already fragile democracies.
Major Seynabou Diouf, has been commended for her “exemplary service, which has a direct and positive impact on the community and the Congolese national police.” The Major currently leads a task force that helps to prevent and end sexual exploitation and abuse with the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC.
A heartwarming video of a proposal at a KFC outlet in South Africa went viral on social media. The couple has finally been identified, and now corporates including KFCSA, Total South Africa, various entertainers and well-wishers are clamouring to sponsor Bhut’ Hector and his bride Nonhlanhla’s wedding. The spirit of Ubuntu and togetherness is certainly in the air.
In a gruesome attack, criminals in Kitwe, Zambia hacked off and fled with the hand of a seven year-old girl with albinism. The crime, believed to be a ritual attack has caused an outrage in Zambia and on social media with prominent campaigners on albinism coming out to strongly condemn the senseless act.
The South African government and representatives of indigenous people and farming groups have signed a benefit-sharing agreement to ensure that members of the indigenous Khoisan community receive a percentage of the value for the growth and processing of rooibos as traditional knowledge holders.
Rather than grandstanding, SADC should back a re-engagement process to negotiate a solution to sanctions.
The Uganda Police has come under criticism for its use of brutal force on opposition leaders and citizens following the attack on Dr. Kizza Besigye, one of Uganda’s most prominent opposition leaders and members of his party.