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Hundreds of thousands are attending a rally for Spanish unity in Barcelona after Catalonia was stripped of its autonomy for declaring independence. Many of those protesting in the region's largest city chanted that sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont should be jailed. Mr Puigdemont was dismissed as Spain's central government took control...
Catalonia's regional Parliament voted overwhelmingly Friday in favor of independence from Spain, taking the country's political crisis into uncharted territory.The vote came as the Spanish Senate debated the Madrid government's unprecedented plans to seize control of the autonomous region in a bid to quash its independence bid.Lawmakers voted in...
Security has been tightened in Kenya as voting takes place in a re-run of the presidential election, which is being boycotted by the main opposition. Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta, who is seeking a second term, has urged people to vote and remain peaceful. Opposition leader Raila Odinga, who has pulled out...
The 4th meeting of the Presidential Taskforce on a common currency for the West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ) has taken place in Niamey, the capital of Niger, with the firm commitment towards the acceleration of the processes leading to the use of the single currency by 2020.The meeting was...
Former Chief Justice Georgina Theodora Wood has been appointed by the African Initiative for Governance, as the 2017/2018 visiting fellow at the University Of Oxford School Of Governance.The AIG fellowship is awarded each year to an individual from West Africa who has demonstrated evidence of outstanding contribution to the...
Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe, has created a ministry to punish “rats” who make use of the cyberspace to attack his government. Appointed as head of this new Cyber Security, Threat Detection, and Mitigation ministry is Patrick Chinamasa who is a former Finance minister. Zimbabweans have joked about the development, claiming Chinamasa’s...
Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire are working to come out with policies that will increase the earnings of the two countries in the cocoa industry and protect the livelihood of farmers. The two Countries have also begun to cooperate to ensure their farmers are not victims of the global cocoa industry. President...
Former football star George Weah and Vice-President Joseph Boakai are headed for a run-off in Liberia's presidential election. Nearly all the results from Tuesday's poll have been counted, the election commission says. Mr Weah, the first African to win the Ballon D'Or football award, is leading with 39%, while Mr Boakai...
The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has applauded President Alassane Ouattara for his show of statesmanship, in the aftermath of the verdict passed by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) on the delimitation of the maritime boundaries of the two countries. According to...
President of Cote d’Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara, will today, 16th October, 2017, begin a 2-day Official Visit to Ghana. The purpose of the visit is to deepen further the already strong relations that exist between the two countries, as well as explore other areas of co-operation to their mutual benefit. This...