Category: Africa

Suicide bomber kills at least 50 in Nigeria mosque

The blast happened during early morning prayers at the Madina mosque in the Unguwar Shuwa area of Mubi, some 200 kilometres (125 miles) by road from the Adamawa state capital Yola. It was the biggest attack in Adamawa since December 2016, when two female suicide bombers killed 45 people at a crowded market in the

African press review 21 November 2017

Kenyatta’s win in the October 26 election was upheld by unanimous ruling by six Supreme Court judges on Monday. The paper reports on the British government congratulating the Kenyan president with foreign secretary Boris Johnson sending a message to Kenya’s foreign affairs cabinet secretary Amina Mohammed. The Daily Nation also reports on Kenyatta’s rival Raila

Morocco’s secret launch of a powerful observation satellite puts neighbouring countries on alert

On November 7, Morocco launched its first high-resolution observation satellite into orbit, causing concern among its neighbours Spain and Algeria. Buying a satellite is usually a sign of a nation’s power, something to brag about. Not so for Morocco, which kept secret the acquisition of its first high-resolution satellite, the Mohammed-VI A, until its launch

African press review 20 November 2017

According to the paper, the Youth League has aligned itself firmly with the military of Zimbabwe. “Grace Mugabe lacked grooming and true motherhood as shown by her foul language during rallies,” said the Youth Wing in a statement. They also called for the expulsion of Grace Mugabe from Zanu-PF as well as a number of

Dakar’s platform for engaged women goes digital

In the mid 1960s, the first women’s magazine published in French-speaking Africa and produced entirely in Dakar, was created by a group of  intellectuals. For the first time black women in Senegal had a magazine just for them that dealt with critical thinking, women’s political engagement, gender inequalities, education and entertainment in sub-Saharan Africa.

Defiant Mugabe fails to resign in TV address

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe stressed he was still in power in a much-awaited address to the nation Sunday evening, defying a call by the country’s ruling party to resign. In an address broadcast live on the state-run ZBC TV, Mugabe pledged to preside over the ZANU-PF party congress next month even though the party had