Tunisia
After refusing to participate in a limited dialogue proposed by the president as he rewrites the constitution, Tunisia‘s powerful labour union announced on Monday that it would hold a national strike over wages and the economy. The UGTT is Tunisia’s most powerful political force, with over a million members, and...
Adesina
The African Development Bank (AfDB) president has turned down calls to contest the upcoming Nigerian elections, arguing that his hands are full. On Tuesday, Dr Akinwumi Adesina said he was touched by calls by various groups in Nigeria asking him to join the already crowded race. At least 25 people, mainly...
Hassan Sheikh Mohamud
Former Somali President, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, has been re-elected as the 10th president of Somalia, defeating incumbent President Mohamed Farmajo in the third round of votes held in Mogadishu on Sunday. This came after a marathon poll involving 36 contestants broadcast live on state TV. Parliamentary officials counted 214 votes favouring...
Angola
The Angolan government has banned opinion polling on elections during the electoral campaign period on Tuesday. Angola will hold its general election in August, and the start of the electoral campaigns is yet to be announced. According to Manuel Homem, the Minister of Telecommunications, Information Technologies and Social Communication, banning...
Jonathan
Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has been appointed to the international advisory Board of the European Corporate Council on Africa and the Middle East. By this appointment, he became the first sub-Saharan African leader to serve on the Board of the ECAM Council, a non-profit organisation established to promote and...