Following the political crisis and protest calling for the resignation of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, in Mali, a new government comprising six members has been set up in efforts to proffer solutions to the country's crisis. Some supporters of the President's opposition protested twice in June 2020 demanding Keita's resignation over corruption allegations, insecurity, and plunging economy. The opposition is aggrieved after the decision of the Constitutional Court to overturn the results of the election which made Keita's party get re-elected.
An Independent Review Panel has completely exonerated the President of the African Development Bank (AFDB), Akinwumi Adesina of any ethical wrongdoing. The three-member Independent review Panel includes Mary Robinson, who is a former President of the Republic of Ireland, a former United Nations high commissioner for Human rights and the Chairperson of the Elders, a global body of wise persons concerned with world’s wellbeing;
Benjamin Mkapa, former Tanzanian President has on Friday died at 81 years in Dar es Salaam hospital where he was admitted, president John Magufuli disclosed. Magufuli in a televised statement said, "I'm saddened by the death of the third president of Tanzania and that is a big loss for us as a country. Let's pray for him and more information will follow later." He added that the country will observe a seven-day mourning period, with all flags of the country flown at half-mast.
Ongoing protests rocking Ethiopia's largest ethnic region following the slaying of a popular singer, HachaluHundessa, has claimed the lives of 50 people, the violent confrontations have also led to a significant destruction of properties plus the shutting down of the country'sinternetmaking communication difficult.
President Muhammadu Buhari and many other sub-regional leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) hold an extra-ordinary virtual meeting on Monday in a bid to finding solutions to curb the political crisis in Mali. In attendance alongside President Buhari is the secretary-general of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, the National Security Adviser Mr, Monguno, the Chief of Staff to the president Mr. Gambari, as well as former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Conservationists have captured the first pictures in years of a group of rare Cross River gorillas with multiple babies in mountains in southern Nigeria. The released pictures of the gorillas seen at Nigeria's Mbe Mountains are proof that the subspecies once feared to be extinct are reproducing amid protection efforts.
Thousands of protesters have taken to the street of Mali capital city of Bamako calling for the resignation of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita after an alarming increase of insecurity in the country. The ongoing unrest underscored the mounting opposition to Mr Keita, who has led the West African country since 2013 when he took office months after a French-led military operation ousted Islamic extremists from power in the north.