At least 73.3 million Americans have already voted, according to data compiled by the U.S. Elections Project, putting the 2020 elections on track to shatter records.That number is higher than all the early votes cast in 2016 and more than 53.3 percent of all the votes counted in 2016.Of the 73.3 million Americans who had already voted as of Wednesday morning, 48.4 million mailed in...

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South Africa deputy president rejects corruption allegations against him as investigators arrest 11 people for fraud

The South African Deputy President David Mabuza has rejected corruption allegations against him, following the arrests of 11 people who worked with him between 2011 and 2012 in the Mpumalanga Province."Whilst the Deputy President confirms that the reported alleged events fall under...

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in self quarantine after COVID-19 exposure

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has begun a period of self-quarantine after COVID-19 exposure, the presidency said in a statement on Wednesday.The presidency said a guest at a dinner attended by the President on Saturday October...

Nearly 70 million Americans have already voted, representing more than 50 percent of all votes counted in 2016

Nearly 70 million Americans have already voted, according to data compiled by the U.S. Elections Project, putting the 2020 elections on track to shatter records.That number is higher than all the early votes cast in 2016 and more than 50...

Africa records 32,000 COVID-19 cases and 800 deaths in one week with South Africa, Kenya and Ethiopia reporting highest numbers

Africa has recorded 32,000 new cases of COVId-19 and 800 new deaths over the past one week, according to new data released by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday.South Africa, Kenya, and Ethiopia continued to report...

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Buhari urges Nigerians to unite amid mounting tensions triggered by police brutality

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Abuja appealed to Nigerians to desist from actions and comments that could jeopardise the unity and progress of the nation.Launching the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day (AFRD) Emblem and Appeal Fund, President Buhari said this year’s occasion reminds Nigerians of the need to guard jealously the unity of the nation which was won at great cost.

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What the Joseph Robinette Biden presidency would mean for Africa – Perspectives by Simon Ateba

Joseph Robinette Biden Jr., the 47th vice president of the United States in the Obama administration from 2009 to 2017, is running for president. Election Day...

Amnesty International outraged over Ethiopia’s decision to ban protests against ethnically motivated killings

Ethiopian authorities have banned peaceful protests against ethnically motivated killings which were due to take place on October 28, in direct violation of the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.The...

Ramaphosa unveils statue of former ANC president and anti-apartheid activist OR Tambo

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday unveiled a 29.6-foot-tall statue of former ANC president and anti-apartheid activist Oliver Reginald Tambo, and delivered a powerful eulogy for the man known as the voice of South Africa’s liberation movement.Ramaphosa spoke...

64.7 million Americans have already voted, representing nearly 47 percent of all votes counted in 2016

At least 64.7 million Americans have already voted, according to data compiled by the U.S. Elections Project, putting the 2020 elections on track to shatter records.That number is higher than all the early votes cast in 2016 and nearly 47...

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Amnesty International accuses Nigerian authorities of attempting to cover up Lekki Toll Gate massacre

Amnesty International on Wednesday accused Nigerian authorities of attempting to cover up Lekki Toll Gate massacre.The organization released a new timeline investigating the atrocities recorded in the...

South Africa deputy president rejects corruption allegations against him as investigators arrest 11 people for fraud

The South African Deputy President David Mabuza has rejected corruption allegations against him, following the arrests of 11 people who worked with him between 2011 and 2012 in the Mpumalanga Province."Whilst the Deputy President confirms that the reported alleged events fall under...

TOP STORIES

More than 90% of all votes counted in Texas in 2016 already cast, 72% in Florida, 76% in Georgia, 72% in North Carolina and 32% in Pennsylvania

At least 73.3 million Americans have already voted, according to data compiled by the U.S. Elections Project, putting the 2020 elections on track to shatter records.That number is higher than all the early votes cast in 2016 and more than...

Buhari urges Nigerians to unite amid mounting tensions triggered by police brutality

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Abuja appealed to Nigerians to desist from actions and comments that could jeopardise the unity and progress of the nation.Launching the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day (AFRD) Emblem and Appeal Fund, President...

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in self quarantine after COVID-19 exposure

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has begun a period of self-quarantine after COVID-19 exposure, the presidency said in a statement on Wednesday.The presidency said a guest at a dinner attended by the President on Saturday October...

Nearly 70 million Americans have already voted, representing more than 50 percent of all votes counted in 2016

Nearly 70 million Americans have already voted, according to data compiled by the U.S. Elections Project, putting the 2020 elections on track to shatter records.That number is higher than all the early votes cast in 2016 and more than 50...

Africa records 32,000 COVID-19 cases and 800 deaths in one week with South Africa, Kenya and Ethiopia reporting highest numbers

Africa has recorded 32,000 new cases of COVId-19 and 800 new deaths over the past one week, according to new data released by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday.South Africa, Kenya, and Ethiopia continued to report...

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South Africa deputy president rejects corruption allegations against him as investigators arrest 11 people for fraud

The South African Deputy President David Mabuza has rejected corruption allegations against him, following the arrests of 11 people who worked with him between 2011 and 2012 in the Mpumalanga Province."Whilst the Deputy President confirms that the reported alleged events fall under the period that he was serving as the Premier of Mpumalanga, he would like to categorically deny any involvement and...

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Russian authorities targeting free speech at university

Prosecutors have ordered a university in Moscow to submit detailed information on students and faculty who participated in mass protests and had contacts with foreign groups,...

Amnesty International USA offended by Trump admin’s claim court forcing it to separate immigrant families

Amnesty International USA on Tuesday described as "pure disinformation" a claim by the Trump administration that the court is forcing it to separate immigrant families at the border as they try to seek asylum in the United States.

Amnesty International outraged over Ethiopia’s decision to ban protests against ethnically motivated killings

Ethiopian authorities have banned peaceful protests against ethnically motivated killings which were due to take place on October 28, in direct violation of the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.The...

Ramaphosa unveils statue of former ANC president and anti-apartheid activist OR Tambo

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday unveiled a 29.6-foot-tall statue of former ANC president and anti-apartheid activist Oliver Reginald Tambo, and delivered a powerful eulogy for the man known as the voice of South Africa’s liberation movement.Ramaphosa spoke...

64.7 million Americans have already voted, representing nearly 47 percent of all votes counted in 2016

At least 64.7 million Americans have already voted, according to data compiled by the U.S. Elections Project, putting the 2020 elections on track to shatter records.That number is higher than all the early votes cast in 2016 and nearly 47...

Six years after, South Africa police arrest suspects over murder of former Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday congratulated the South African Police Service for the breakthrough in the investigation and arrests following the murder of former Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa.Police Minister General Bheki Cele announced...

Amnesty International outraged over killing of eight schoolchildren in Cameroon

Amnesty International on Monday expressed outrage and condemnation over the killing of eight schoolchildren in the town of Kumba in the Anglophone region of Cameroon.On October 24, gunmen wearing civilian clothes attacked a school in Kumba in...

Outrage as Nigeria imposes fines on television stations for their coverage of peaceful protests

The decision by the Nigerian government to impose fines on at least three television stations for their coverage of peaceful protests has triggered outrage.In a statement on Monday, Nigeria's Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) “condemned the...
Amnesty International USA on Tuesday described as "pure disinformation" a claim by the Trump administration that the court is forcing it to separate immigrant families at the border as they try to seek asylum in the United States."The administration’s statement that the court is forcing its hand to separate families is pure disinformation," Denise Bell, the researcher for refugee and migrant rights...

IMF approves release of $19.9 million loan money to Niger

The executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday approved the release of $19.9 million to Niger.

Full transcript of October 2020 Sub-Saharan Africa regional economic outlook press briefing

October 22, 2020PARTICIPANTS:ABEBE AEMRO SELASSIEDirector, African Department, IMF

Sub-Saharan Africa’s difficult road to recovery

By Abebe Aemro SelassieThe COVID-19 pandemic represents an unprecedented health and economic crisis for sub-Saharan Africa. Within months, the...

Sub-Saharan Africa faces difficult road to recovery amid COVID-19 economic fallout, IMF says in latest economic outlook

Sub-Saharan Africa is facing a difficult road to recovery amid COVID-19 economic fallout, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in its...

IMF approves additional $156 million disbursement to Cameroon to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday approved an additional $156 million disbursement to Cameroon to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout.

Half of women in the world are jobless, UN says in shocking new report

Less than 50% of working-age women are in the labour market, a figure that has barely changed over the last quarter...

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Amnesty International accuses Nigerian authorities of attempting to cover up Lekki Toll Gate massacre

Amnesty International on Wednesday accused Nigerian authorities of attempting to cover up Lekki Toll Gate massacre.The organization released a new timeline investigating the atrocities recorded in the...

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BUSINESS

President Ramaphosa promises ‘efficient, reliable, safe and affordable public transport’ to South Africans

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday discussed the myriad of challenges South Africans face daily with public transportation.

Africa and US development financiers talk post COVID-19 pandemic

The continent’s largest development finance institutions have emphasized that a sustained and collaborative approach among development partners to scale up project development activities, will boost...

Half of women in the world are jobless, UN says in shocking new report

Less than 50% of working-age women are in the labour market, a figure that has barely changed over the last quarter...

U.S. Justice Department sues Google for holding an illegal monopoly over search

The United States Department of Justice on Tuesday filed an antitrust lawsuit against Alphabet INC.'s Google for abusing its monopoly in...

MTN named most valuable African brand worth $3.3 billion

MTN Group has been named the most valuable African brand with a value of $3.3 billion.Brand value...

Renewables are Africa’s path for a green recovery

“Now is be the best time to move towards green economy. It is time to shift towards a more sustainable and...

NIGERIA

Fani-kayode accuses Governor Sanwo-Olu of Lagos of mass murder of peaceful protesters in blistering opinion article

Former Nigerian minister of aviation Femi Fani-kayode on Wednesday accused Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos of 'mass murder' during street protests...

Buhari urges Nigerians to unite amid mounting tensions triggered by police brutality

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Abuja appealed to Nigerians to desist from actions and comments that could jeopardise the unity and...

Outrage as Nigeria imposes fines on television stations for their coverage of peaceful protests

The decision by the Nigerian government to impose fines on at least three television stations for their coverage of peaceful protests...

Finally, Nigerian President confirms killing of peaceful protesters

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday confirmed the killing of peaceful protesters in the country last week by security forces.

SOUTH AFRICA

South Africa deputy president rejects corruption allegations against him as investigators arrest 11 people for fraud

The South African Deputy President David Mabuza has rejected corruption allegations against him, following the arrests of 11 people who worked...

Ramaphosa unveils statue of former ANC president and anti-apartheid activist OR Tambo

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday unveiled a 29.6-foot-tall statue of former ANC president and anti-apartheid activist Oliver Reginald Tambo, and delivered...

Six years after, South Africa police arrest suspects over murder of former Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday congratulated the South African Police Service for the breakthrough in the investigation and arrests following the...

President Ramaphosa promises ‘efficient, reliable, safe and affordable public transport’ to South Africans

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday discussed the myriad of challenges South Africans face daily with public transportation.

ETHIOPIA

Amnesty International outraged over Ethiopia’s decision to ban protests against ethnically motivated killings

Ethiopian authorities have banned peaceful protests against ethnically motivated killings which were due to take place on October 28, in direct...

Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan to resume Nile dam talks after Trump’s explosive comments triggered outrage

Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan would be resuming talks on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on Tuesday after a seven-week break...

U.S. Congressmember Karen Bass introduces resolution calling for respect for human rights in Ethiopia

U.S. Congressmember Karen Bass (D-CA), Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, on Friday, introduced a resolution calling for...

“This is worse than COVID-19”, Ethiopian migrants describe “hell” in Saudi prisons

An investigation by Amnesty International has exposed horrifying new details about the treatment of Ethiopian migrants detained in Saudi Arabia. Since...

CAMEROON

Amnesty International outraged over killing of eight schoolchildren in Cameroon

Amnesty International on Monday expressed outrage and condemnation over the killing of eight schoolchildren in the town of Kumba in the...

IMF approves additional $156 million disbursement to Cameroon to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday approved an additional $156 million disbursement to Cameroon to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout.

Rights group urges AU to denounce crackdown on Cameroon’s opposition

Human Rights Watch on Monday urged the African Union (AU), the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR), the Economic...

Amnesty International USA urges Trump not to deport thousands of African migrants from Cameroon

Amnesty International USA on Friday urged the Trump administration to refrain from deporting African migrants from Cameroon....

KENYA

Cybercriminals target South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria with millions of attacks in 2020, and the year is not over

South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria have already seen millions of cyberattacks in 2020 with three months to the end of the...

Condemnation, outrage over arrest of Amnesty International Kenya’s chairperson Renee Ngamau

Amnesty International said on Tuesday that its Kenya Chairperson Renee Ngamau was arrested on Monday night for rallying her neighbors to...

The world celebrated changes in Ethiopia under Abiy Ahmed a little bit early, released Kenyan journalist tells Voice of America

A Kenyan journalist who was arrested and detained in Ethiopia for two months before he was released after he contracted the...

Coronavirus has killed nearly 27,000 people in Africa

Coronavirus has killed nearly 27,000 people in Africa so far, according to the latest data from the Ethiopia-based Africa Center for...

Kenyan journalist Yassin Juma freed in Ethiopia but dozens of opposition leaders and journalists still locked up

Kenyan journalist Yassin Juma has been released from detention in Ethiopia but dozens of prominent opposition leaders and journalists remain locked...

Mau forest evictees’ plight intensifies as Kenyan authorities fail to provide vital assistance

Police violence and property destruction during evictions in Kenya’s Rift Valley and a lack of support afterward has caused deaths and desperation...

GHANA

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo elected as new chairman of ECOWAS, a regional body of 15 countries in West Africa

The President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo has been elected as the new Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States...

Ghana to reopen international air borders from September 1

Ghana will reopen its international air borders on September 1, six months after closing them in March to curb the spread...

Africa’s economic transformation will not come from aid but trade says Ghanaian president

At a ceremony on Monday to commission the permanent secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), Ghana’s President Nana...

11 human rights groups call for justice for 44 Ghanaians, 9 Nigerians, 2 Togolese, 1 Gambian and 1 Ivorian massacred in Gambia and Senegal...

The families of more than 50 Ghanaian and other West African migrants killed in Gambia and Senegal 15 years ago have yet to learn the full truth...

UNITED STATES

More than 90% of all votes counted in Texas in 2016 already cast, 72% in Florida, 76% in Georgia, 72% in North Carolina and...

At least 73.3 million Americans have already voted, according to data compiled by the U.S. Elections Project, putting the 2020 elections on track to...

Nearly 70 million Americans have already voted, representing more than 50 percent of all votes counted in 2016

Nearly 70 million Americans have already voted, according to data compiled by the U.S. Elections Project, putting the 2020 elections on track to shatter...

Amnesty International USA offended by Trump admin’s claim court forcing it to separate immigrant families

Amnesty International USA on Tuesday described as "pure disinformation" a claim by the Trump administration that the court is forcing it...

64.7 million Americans have already voted, representing nearly 47 percent of all votes counted in 2016

At least 64.7 million Americans have already voted, according to data compiled by the U.S. Elections Project, putting the 2020 elections on track to...

CHINA

Trump admin designates more Chinese media outlets as ‘foreign missions’

The Trump administration on Wednesday designated more Chinese media outlets as foreign missions.In a statement, the...

U.S. imposes sanctions on Chinese and Hong Kong persons for ‘supporting Iran’

The United States on Monday announced that it had imposed sanctions on some Chinese and Hong Kong Persons for "Activities Related...

U.S. says China’s militarization of South China sea unacceptable and dangerous

The United States said on Sunday that China's militarization of the South China sea was unacceptable."We...

12 Hong Kong pro-democracy activists held incommunicado and denied basic rights by China

At least 12 Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters, including one child, who have been held incommunicado in Shenzhen’s Yantian Detention Center since August 23,...

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Amnesty International accuses Nigerian authorities of attempting to cover up Lekki Toll Gate massacre

Amnesty International on Wednesday accused Nigerian authorities of attempting to cover up Lekki Toll Gate massacre.The organization...

South Africa deputy president rejects corruption allegations against him as investigators arrest 11 people for fraud

The South African Deputy President David Mabuza has rejected corruption allegations against him, following the arrests of 11 people who worked...

More than 90% of all votes counted in Texas in 2016 already cast, 72% in Florida, 76% in Georgia, 72% in North Carolina and...

At least 73.3 million Americans have already voted, according to data compiled by the U.S. Elections Project, putting the 2020 elections on track to...

Fani-kayode accuses Governor Sanwo-Olu of Lagos of mass murder of peaceful protesters in blistering opinion article

Former Nigerian minister of aviation Femi Fani-kayode on Wednesday accused Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos of 'mass murder' during street protests...

Buhari urges Nigerians to unite amid mounting tensions triggered by police brutality

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Abuja appealed to Nigerians to desist from actions and comments that could jeopardise the unity and...

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in self quarantine after COVID-19 exposure

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has begun a period of self-quarantine after COVID-19 exposure, the presidency said in a statement on...

Amnesty International accuses Nigerian authorities of attempting to cover up Lekki Toll Gate massacre

Amnesty International on Wednesday accused Nigerian authorities of attempting to cover up Lekki Toll Gate massacre.The organization...

South Africa deputy president rejects corruption allegations against him as investigators arrest 11 people for fraud

The South African Deputy President David Mabuza has rejected corruption allegations against him, following the arrests of 11 people who worked...

More than 90% of all votes counted in Texas in 2016 already cast, 72% in Florida, 76% in Georgia, 72% in North Carolina and...

At least 73.3 million Americans have already voted, according to data compiled by the U.S. Elections Project, putting the 2020 elections on track to...

Fani-kayode accuses Governor Sanwo-Olu of Lagos of mass murder of peaceful protesters in blistering opinion article

Former Nigerian minister of aviation Femi Fani-kayode on Wednesday accused Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos of 'mass murder' during street protests...

Buhari urges Nigerians to unite amid mounting tensions triggered by police brutality

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Abuja appealed to Nigerians to desist from actions and comments that could jeopardise the unity and...

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in self quarantine after COVID-19 exposure

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has begun a period of self-quarantine after COVID-19 exposure, the presidency said in a statement on...
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