Friday, May 29, 2020

Why did the Gabon coup fail?

It appears that the coup attempt failed because the people behind it were small group of relatively unknown junior officers who did...

France ‘condemns Gabon coup attempt’

France has condemned the attempt by soldiers to overthrow the government in its former colony Gabon and advised its citizens to...

Two Gabon coup plotters killed

The rebel soldier who reportedly led the coup attempt in Gabon has been arrested, according to the Gabonese government, who also say...

Belgium pressures DR Congo to announce election result

The foreign minister of Belgium urged has urged the Democratic Republic of Congo to publish their election results, reports AFP news agency.

Chad condemns Gabon coup attempt

Chad's President Idriss Déby, who is also the current head of the Economic Community of Central African States ("Eccas" in English, or...

Gabon thwarts military coup attempt in President’s absence

LIBREVILLE (Reuters) – Gabon foiled an attempted military coup on Monday, arresting several plotters just hours after they took over state radio...

Catholic Church says it knows DRC poll outcome, urges truth

Democratic Republic of Congo’s influential Roman Catholic Church said on Thursday that it knew who had won the country’s presidential elections and...

Opposition, ruling party claim victory in chaotic DRC poll

KINSHASA – Democratic Republic of Congo’s opposition said yesterday it expected one of its candidates to win the presidential election based on...

This is Why Patrice Lumumba’s Widow Was Marched ‘Topless’ Across Leopoldville in 1961

Patrice Lumumba was the undeniable legend of Congolese independence. For an amazing period, Patrice worked vigorously to convey help and reprieve to...

DR Congo vote ‘to be postponed’, candidate says

Officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo have postponed the presidential election scheduled for Sunday, an opposition candidate has told Reuters news agency. Theodore Ngoy...

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How Brazilian football legend Pelé stopped a major Nigerian war for two days

He was so powerful and admired by many people in his heydays that he was able to achieve what political leaders and the international...

WHO suspends hydroxychloroquine trial

The World Health Organization has temporarily paused the use of anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as part of a global effort to find a cure for...

25 May: Africa Liberation Day – statement by HE Moussa Faki Mahamat Chairman of...

25 May: Africa Liberation Day - statement by HE Moussa Faki Mahamat Chairman of the African Union Commission African brothers and sisters, Today we commemorate the...