Africa has one renown victory over Europe: it is the Battle of Adwa where Emperor Menelik II of Ethiopia defeated Italy in March 1896. Prior to the battle, Menelik II was warned by Emperor Yohannes IV about the relations he was having with Italy. Specifically, he cautioned him that...
Ghana’s immediate past Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Ms Hanna Serwah Tetteh, has been sworn into office as the new Director-General of the United Nations Office in Nairobi, Kenya. Mr. António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General, on Friday November 2, 2018, administered the Oath of Office to Ms Tetteh. She succeeds...
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Rwanda, Louise Mushikiwabo, has been appointed the new Secretary General of La Francophonie. She was elected by acclamation by the Heads of State and Government meeting at the XVII Francophonie Summit in Yerevan. The role of the Secretary General The Secretary General provides a direct...
The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, welcomes the announcement made on 8 October 2018 by President Mulatu Teshome to the joint session of the House of People’s Representatives and the House of Federation of Ethiopia regarding the establishment of a visa-on-arrival regime for all African...
Health ministers and high-level representatives of the 22 countries and territories of WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean Region, partner and civil society organizations will gather in Khartoum next week to attend the 65th Session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean, being hosted by the Government of Sudan, from...
The Action Democratic Party (ADP) on the 7th of October 2018, elected Yabagi Yusuf Sani as its presidential candidate ahead of the 2019 general elections. Sani emerged the ADP candidate after an election by party delegates during its convention witnessed by officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). During the...
Denmark’s Minister of Development, Ulla Tørnæs, will be visiting Uganda over the next few days to launch a new aid program that will stretch across the next four years. “Danish support to the civil society, anti-corruption institutions, free media, the freedom of assembly and the promotion of human rights – including those...
Namibia president has called for a change to the country's constitution to allow the government to expropriate land and re-distribute it to the majority black population. According to President Hage Geingob on Monday 1st October, 2018 at the opening of the Second National Land Conference, “The willing-buyer willing-seller principle has...
The China-Rwanda cooperation is a “productive partnership” that benefits both countries, Rwandan President Paul Kagame said on Sunday, Sept. 2, in the run-up to the 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). “We have benefited a lot from China’s support in our social and economic programs, and...
Uzziel Ndagijimana, Rwanda’s Minister for Finance and Economic Planning reiterated the commitment of the Rwandan government to further advance ties with China for their common purpose and mutual benefit. The exchange visits between the heads of state of Rwanda and China and Rwandan President Paul Kagame’s attendance at the...