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27/11/2015 - Burkina Faso

Burkina elections: Judge my competence not my gender, says female candidate Sereme

Campaigning is wrapping up for Burkina Faso’s landmark presidential and legislative elections - these are the first polls since the ousting of former strongman Blaise Compaore, who ruled the ...
26/11/2015 - Report: Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso elections: A new constitution, judiciary to deal with Compaore, says presidential candidate Diabre

Presidential election frontrunner Zephirin Diabre addressed a campaign rally in Ouagadougou on Wednesday attended by some 10,000 supporters ahead of Burkina Faso’s landmark polls.
25/11/2015 - Report: Burkina Faso

Election observers preparing for 'extraordinary' polls in Burkina Faso

In Burkina Faso, electoral observers are readying themselves for this weekend’s landmark polls. Codel, a grouping of civil society organisations, is deploying some 5,000 observers to monitor elections temporarily derailed by a failed coup attempt in September.

Interview: Nigerian billionaire Tony Elumelu on France-Nigeria business ties
17/11/2015 - Spotlight on Africa

Interview: Nigerian billionaire Tony Elumelu on France-Nigeria business ties

Nigerian billionaire Tony Elumelu was in Paris to meet with French business leaders to discuss investments in Africa and France.
14/11/2015 - Paris attacks

African leaders stand in solidarity with France following Paris attacks

Several African leaders on Saturday sent messages of support and condolence to the French government and people of France following the deadly Paris attacks.
13/11/2015 - Burundi

Ugandan defence minister arrives in Burundi to continue mediation efforts

Uganda’s Defence Minister Crispus Kiyonga on Friday arrived in Burundi’s capital to continue mediation efforts to help end the crisis, according to a spokesman.
Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta, Uganda President Yoweri Museveni, Tanzania President Jakaya Kikwete and Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza, Washington DC, August 2014.
12/11/2015 - Burundi

Kenya sends envoy to meet Burundi government and opposition

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a special envoy to Burundi to meet with the government and opposition leaders to discuss the ongoing crisis.
The mother of Idris Mavukiro, an opposition supporter who was killed on 23 July 2015 during an alleged robbery, mourns the death of her son in Bujumbura.
06/11/2015 - Burundi

UN Security Council incapable of handling Burundi 'tragedy' says UN Special Rapporteur

Members of the international community need to “stop playing games” and effectively deal with the “impending crisis” in Burundi, UN Special Rapporteur Pablo de Greiff has told ...
03/11/2015 - Nigeria

Nigerian government failed to ensure Shell cleaned up Niger Delta oil spills: campaigners

Nigeria’s government is ultimately responsible for failing to hold oil multinational Shell accountable for failing to properly clean up oil spills in the Niger Delta region, according to ...
Business as usual in Burundi, until the money runs out
03/11/2015 - Spotlight on Africa

Business as usual in Burundi, until the money runs out

Burundi’s economy is being squeezed by a multitude of factors stemming from the ongoing political crisis, violence and human rights abuses sparked by President Pierre Nkurunziza’s ...