Tens of thousands cheer at ANC rally before South Africa elections | Elections News

Tens of thousands cheer at ANC rally before South Africa elections | Elections News

Tens of thousands of supporters dressed in yellow, green and black gathered for the final rally of the governing African National Congress (ANC) party in Johannesburg, South Africa’s biggest city, before watershed general elections next week. Some 28 million registered voters will cast their ballot on Wednesday in a move…

US calls for swift police deployment to Haiti after missionaries killed | Police News

US calls for swift police deployment to Haiti after missionaries killed | Police News

The administration of United States President Joe Biden has called for the rapid deployment of a Kenyan-led security force to Haiti following the killing of three missionaries working with a US group in the violence-hit Caribbean country. The appeal on Friday came shortly after the non-profit Missions in Haiti Inc…

What do African countries stand to gain from William Ruto’s US visit? | Politics

What do African countries stand to gain from William Ruto’s US visit? | Politics

US designates Kenya as its first non-NATO ally in sub-Saharan Africa. Washington rolled out the red carpet for Kenyan President William Ruto this week. The two countries are marking 60 years of diplomatic relations. The visit is also important for broader United States-Africa relations. Washington appears to be playing catch-up…

‘Major non-NATO ally’: What does Biden’s new Kenya pledge mean? | Explainer News

‘Major non-NATO ally’: What does Biden’s new Kenya pledge mean? | Explainer News

EXPLAINER Here’s more about the non-NATO ally designation, promised to Kenya during President Ruto’s Washington visit. United States President Joe Biden pledged to designate Kenya as a major non-NATO ally on Thursday, which will make Kenya the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to hold the designation. This was during Kenyan…

Chad’s Deby sworn in as president as Allamaye Halina named new PM | Elections News

Chad’s Deby sworn in as president as Allamaye Halina named new PM | Elections News

Inauguration of Mahamat Idriss Deby follows disputed election and marks an end to three years of military rule. Chad’s newly elected president, Mahamat Idriss Deby, has been sworn in to succeed his late father after three years as an interim leader under military rule in the northcentral African country. Shortly…

Sunak says no Rwanda deportation flights before election as campaigns begin | Elections News

Sunak says no Rwanda deportation flights before election as campaigns begin | Elections News

A Labour victory in July 4 poll could scuttle controversial gov’t scheme that aims to send asylum seekers to the African country. No deportation flights to Rwanda will take place before a July 4 snap election, United Kingdom Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has said, meaning a Labour Party victory could…

Ivorian cocoa farmers ‘barely survive’ while chocolate company profits soar | Agriculture

Ivorian cocoa farmers ‘barely survive’ while chocolate company profits soar | Agriculture

Aboude, Ivory Coast – It’s 11am in Aboude, a village in southern Ivory Coast, and Magne Akoua has already been working on his cacao farm for several hours. The 65-year-old moves slowly and methodically from one tree to the next, scrupulously shunning the scorching sun. “We have to check on…

Why are Kenyan forces set to intervene in Haiti and how is the US involved? | Police News

Why are Kenyan forces set to intervene in Haiti and how is the US involved? | Police News

Kenyan President William Ruto is in the United States for a three-day state visit in the first such trip for an African leader since 2008. When Ruto meets his counterpart Joe Biden at the White House on Thursday, at the top of their agenda will be a multinational security intervention…

Mapping which countries recognise Palestine in 2024 | Israel-Palestine conflict News

Mapping which countries recognise Palestine in 2024 | Israel-Palestine conflict News

Norway, Ireland and Spain have announced they will formally recognise Palestine as a state on Tuesday. Wednesday’s announcement has prompted Israel to immediately recall its envoys to Ireland and Norway for “urgent consultations”. “Today, I am sending a sharp message to Ireland and Norway: Israel will not go over this…

Kenya’s President Ruto visits US as police deployment to Haiti takes shape | Politics News

Kenya’s President Ruto visits US as police deployment to Haiti takes shape | Politics News

Kenyan President William Ruto is on a visit to the United States this week, amid efforts to deepen economic and security cooperation between the two countries, as well as launch a long-stalled police deployment to Haiti. The trip comes as US President Joe Biden’s administration has sought to strengthen partnerships…