The G5 Sahel heads of state recently held a summit in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on “Harnessing solar energy for the socio-economic development of the G5 Sahel countries”.
Let’s call them what they are so that we can start to heal.
Africa’s founding fathers have many times been given the bare minimum when it comes to leadership. It is time for us to critically look at these men and what they did to the fabric of their nations. We need to question their legacies, which ought to be contested.
Relatives of Robert Mugabe have issued a statement expressing concern and displeasure at Zimbabwe’s government for developing the programme for the funeral without consulting his immediate family. There is still no agreement and clarity on where the former president is going to be buried.
Amid New Year celebrations in Ethiopia, questions still linger around the possibility for sustained peace and stability.
In a commendable humanitarian pledge, and exemplary act of Ubuntu Rwanda has signed a deal with the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) and the African Union (AU) to host hundreds of African migrants currently being held in Libya.
South Africa and Nigeria need to lead policy debates on long term measures to address migration in Africa.
Two people died during a stampede as shops were looted in Samora Machel, Philippi, Cape Town, at the weekend.
Nigeria has confirmed it will repatriate about 600 of its citizens from South Africa this week following the brutal wave of xenophobic violence. The Nigerian consul general in Johannesburg confirmed the development, which follows intermittent xenophobic attacks targeting Nigerians and other African nationals.