Category: Africa

George Weah sworn in as Liberian president

Former international football star George Weah has been sworn in as president of Liberia, the first peaceful democratic transfer of power in the West African country in more than seven decades. Weah won 61.5 percent of the votes…

Zimbabwe to hold first post-Mugabe vote this summer

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has announced that the country will hold elections in in five months, the first poll in the southern African state since independence that does not involve former President Robert Mugabe. Mnangagwa said that he…

I’m not a racist – Trump

US President Donald Trump has rejected claims that he is a racist following his reported description of several nations as “shithole countries” during a White House meeting with lawmakers last week. “No. I’m not a…

Trump’s ‘shithole’ remarks spur international anger

International organisations including the UN and African Union, politicians and ordinary Africans and Caribbeans are outraged over US President Donald Trump’s latest racist remarks. The president criticised immigration to his country from El Salvador, Haiti…

Slavery is an outrageous reality in Libya

A group of UN human rights experts has strongly condemned Libya’s slave trade amid reports that hundreds of African refugees are being brought and sold in markets across the country every week. In a joint statement…