Doha to enter investment partnership with Mogadishu, according to Qatar’s ministry of transportation and communications. Qatar plans to build a new seaport at Somalia’s Hobyo, a potentially strategic investment in an area of East Africa fiercely contested by Gulf rivals. Hobyo, in the central region of Mudug, is an important SomaliRead More →

The members of the Sovereign Council and the prime minister will be sworn in on Wednesday. Sudan’s generals and protest leaders have announced a joint ruling body, formally disbanding the military council that took power after the toppling of longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir in April in the wake of relentless protests againstRead More →

The Executive Director/CEO of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr Faisal Shuaib, on Wednesday said Nigeria had begun the process of documentation towards the final stages of being declared a polio-free society, saying that by June 2020, the country could achieve the status. Shuaib revealed this at anRead More →

Zimbabwe’s main opposition group has called off anti-government protests in the capital Harare at the last minute, after failing to overturn a police ban. However, protesters who had already gathered in the city were violently dispersed by police. Several were hurt. The opposition said the ban exposed the “fascist” government’sRead More →

– Activists and political leaders targeted ahead of “16 August” protests – Two activists abducted and severely tortured – Amnesty International calls on authorities to exercise restraint on protesters An escalating crackdown against human rights defenders, activists, civil society leaders and members of the opposition, including abductions and torture, isRead More →

Southern Africa’s loss will be West Africa’s gain, say analysts. Africa’s largest money manager sees “significant investment opportunities” in West African gold mining as the industry at the southern end of the continent declines. Investor-friendly policies can help Ghana and other countries in the region drive the next “gold-mining boom,”Read More →