George Weah, a former soccer superstar, is running for re-election amid doubts over his ability to tackle rampant corruption and fears of post-election violence.
Nigerians are praising the lifting of a visa ban by the United Arab Emirates following a meeting in Abu Dhabi this week between President Bola Tinubu and United Arab Emirates President Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Nigerian authorities also secured an investment deal worth billions of dollars, according to the presidency. Nigerian presidential spokesperson Ajuri…
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Bola Tinubu’s new role as ECOWAS chair, and the coup in Niger, present an opportunity for a foreign-policy reset.
Vladimir Putin is hosting leaders from the continent, promising aid and lashing out at the West.
The country’s toll makes up nearly a third of the world’s 619,000 malaria deaths each year. Now Nigeria has approved a new vaccine. Will it get into the arms of those who need it most? (Image credit: Emma Houston/Xinhua via Getty Images)
A leading music executive answers questions on the essence and evolution of the trendy music genre Afrobeats.
The delegation of African leaders was met with a missile barrage on Kyiv and made little progress in talks with Zelensky.
On June 1, President Yoweri Museveni, the autocratic and long-serving leader of the African nation of Uganda, signed what is considered one of the harshest anti-LGBTQ laws globally. Some of the punishments in the new law for Uganda’s found breaking the law include a 20-year sentence, and capital punishment for repeat offenders and other individuals…
Senegal has been wracked by unrest, violence and sporadic social media blackouts in a country that is usually seen as a beacon of democracy and calm in an unstable region of West Africa.