Ismael Guelleh has emerged victorious in Djibouti Presidential elections. He received 98,58 percent of votes, according to provisional results, meaning he will enter a fifth term.  He is in office since 1999. He is often referred to in the region by his initials, IOG. Guelleh was first elected as President in 1999 as theContinue Reading

Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said that lockdown is a last resort. He was quoted by the Jamaica Observer thus: “We can’t continue to do these kinds of restrictive measures for much longer because the ability of businesses to recover, the resilience now is being challenged, and many businesses may not be ableContinue Reading

11 army personnel including a commander – who had been declared missing after an ambush in the central state of Benue – have been found dead, the Nigerian military said.   “Nigerian Army troops operating in Benue State came under attack while on routine operational task,” army spokesman Mohammed Yerima said in aContinue Reading

An ancient city in the desert outside Luxor dating back to a golden age of the pharaohs 3,000 years ago has been discovered in Egypt.   Egyptologist Zahi Hawass announced the discovery of the “lost golden city”, saying the site was uncovered near Luxor, home of the legendary Valley of the Kings.  “The Egyptian mission under Dr Zahi Hawass found theContinue Reading

The United Nations has expressed concerns at the humanitarian situation in Tigray region in Ethiopia.  “In Ethiopia, the humanitarian situation in Tigray remains dire. While there has been substantial improvement in humanitarian access, active hostilities have been reported in the north-western, central, eastern, south-eastern and southern zones.  Some humanitarian partners haveContinue Reading

The Cabinet of Sudan voted for the abolition of a 1958 law that called for a boycott of Israel.  The move still needs the approval of a joint meeting of Sudan’s Sovereign Council and cabinet, which serves as Sudan’s interim legislative body, to come into effect, the cabinet said.  “The councilContinue Reading

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have said that a hunger crisis in affecting 1 in 3 people in the DRC.  “For the first time ever we were able to analyse the vast majority of the population, and this has helped us to come closer toContinue Reading

South Sudan has finally started the vaccination drive against COVID-19.   Vaccine rollout has begun in South Sudan at a hospital in the capital, Juba, where health workers were among the first to receive the jab.  A total of 132,000 Oxford-AstraZeneca doses were received last month through the global vaccine alliance Covax,Continue Reading

More than 1,800 inmates have escaped after a heavily armed gang attacked a prison in Owerri prison in Imo state using explosives, correctional authorities said.    “I can confirm that the Imo State command of the Nigerian Correctional Service was attacked by unknown gunmen in Owerri,” Imo state corrections service spokesman James Madugba  TheContinue Reading

The Mozambique has said that it has regained full control of the coastal town of Palma, more than a week after it was raided by militant Islamists.  A “significant” number of militants were killed in the counter-offensive, an army spokesman said  Commander Chongo Vidigal, leader of military operations to regain control of Palma, toldContinue Reading