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…