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East African state’s leader seeking to extend 24-year tenure

Paul Kagame, who has held the presidency in Rwanda since 2000, is expected to win decisively

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Sahel military governments establish confederation

Documents detailing new-level ties between Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso were signed at a summit on Saturday

Kenya’s Tax U-Turn Highlights Political Realities of Africa’s High Debt Burden

President William Ruto says he will seek budget cuts after dropping bill to raise taxes following deadly protests

Kenya's Ruto says finance bill to be withdrawn after anti-tax protest deaths

Kenyan President William Ruto on Wednesday said he would withdraw planned tax rises, bowing to pressure after deadly demonstations saw protesters storming parliament and threatening more action this week. 

Disturbing images show nation on the brink


Chaos has erupted in a major city as hundreds of protesters stormed the capital before being locked in a brutal battle with the military.

Kenyan leader vows crackdown amid deadly protests (VIDEO)

William Ruto says it’s unacceptable for “criminals” posing as peaceful protesters to terrorize people

France to reduce military footprint in West and Central Africa to 600 troops, say sources

France is planning to reduce its military presence in West and Central Africa to around 600 troops in line with President Emmanuel Macron's plans to limit the French military footprint in the region, three sources told AFP.

Zimbabwe reveals satellite plans

Harare has announced its intention put a second spacecraft in orbit

Ramaphosa reelected as South African president

The 71-year-old has defeated leftist rival Julius Malema by 239 votes in the parliament

South Africa’s ruling party secures national unity government deal with opposition

The Democratic Alliance, which came in second in the May 29 voting, says it will back President Cyril Ramaphosa’s re-election

Kung fu gives Africans their kicks

A rare soft-power export from China is spreading across the continent

South Africa's ANC moves closer to forming coalition government

South Africa's newly-elected parliament meets Friday and is expected to re-elect President Cyril Ramaphosa to form an unprecedented coalition government after his ruling ANC cobbled together a coalition deal.

Aircraft carrying Malawi vice-president goes missing


Aviation officials are unable to make contact with the aircraft, an official statement says.

ANC eyes national unity government after election loss

The ANC says it has reached out to all parties but negotiations are still underway.

Jacob Zuma Gets Revenge on South African Party That Shunned Him

A new party led by the ex-president helped ensure that the African National Congress lost control of government for the first time since the end of apartheid.

South Africa’s ANC Has to Navigate Minefield to Retain Power

    • No party won an outright majority in May 29 national elections
    • ANC expected to present proposals to rivals over coming days

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