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DRC: President Tshisekedi visit to Belgium

After several years of tensions between Belgium and the Democratic Republic of Congo, current president Felix Tshisekedi hopes to bridge the gap and normalise relations with its former colonial power. He arrived in the country late Monday with a tight schedule for his four day trip. On Tuesday, he was received with military honours by […]

ZIMBABWE: Mugabe to be buried ‘once shrine is built’

The plans for the funeral and burial of Zimbabwe’s first President Robert Mugabe have been up in the air over the last few days. Things are still not fully confirmed as his family and the government still need to finalise the arrangements, but the former president’s nephew, Leo Mugabe, has told the BBC’s Focus on […]

Kenyan judge rules Rastafarianism is a religion

A Kenyan judge has ruled that Rastafarianism is a religion that deserves to be treated like any other. The ruling is part of a case involving a minor who was banned from school for having dreadlocks. The 15-year-old student at the Olympic High School in the capital, Nairobi, was sent home for sporting dreadlocks in […]

UK: Bercow warns Johnson against disobeying Brexit law

John Bercow has vowed “creativity” in Parliament if Boris Johnson ignores a law designed to stop a no-deal Brexit. The Commons Speaker also said in a speech that the only possible Brexit was one backed by MPs. A new law, passed before the suspension of Parliament, forces the PM to seek a delay until 31 […]

We’re proud of our Symbol -By Segun Showunmi

By Segun Showunmi The decision to go to court on this issue of a stolen mandate in the February 2019 presidential election was a necessary sacrifice that a leader of the mould of Atiku Abubakar had to make, not only to claim his mandate, but also to free Nigeria and Nigerians from the perilous consequences […]

Rwanda ‘getting no money to host African migrants’

Rwanda is not getting money from the European Union (EU) to host African migrants leaving Libyan detention centres, the country’s minister for refugees says. Germaine Kamayirese made the comments after the signing of an agreement between the government, the UN refugee agency and the African Union that will see the first group of 500 migrants, mainly from […]

ZIMBABWE: Former President Mugabe “arrives” back home today

People are gathering at the airport in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, for the arrival of the plane from Singapore carrying the body of the country’s former President, Robert Mugabe. The government has shared this video from the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport: Mr Mugabe, who was 95 when he died last week, had been receiving hospital […]
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