South Africa’s parliament has re-elected Cyril Ramaphosa as the country’s president following a landmark coalition deal between the governing African National Congress (ANC) and opposition parties. The new government of national unity combines Mr Ramaphosa’s ANC, the centre-right Democratic Alliance (DA) and smaller parties. In his victory speech, Mr Ramaphosa hailed the new coalition, and […]


Naval forces from West Africa and international partners have conducted simulation exercises to combat violent extremism and piracy in the Gulf of Guinea.   The exercises, codenamed Obangame Express 2024 and Flintlock, brought together personnel from 13 nations, including the USA, Ghana, and the Netherlands, to train in maritime security procedures and counter-terrorism tactics. Junior […]


Kenya’s President William Ruto made a historic appointment by naming Maj Gen Fatuma Gaiti Ahmed as the first female commander of the air force. This decision comes in the aftermath of a tragic helicopter crash last month, which resulted in the loss of the military chief and others, necessitating the appointment of new leadership.   […]


Nigeria’s financial watchdog has announced the recovery of 30 billion naira ($24 million; £19 million) as part of an ongoing corruption investigation into a suspended minister. The funds were found across more than 50 bank accounts, according to the watchdog.   The minister in question, Betta Edu of the Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation Ministry, […]


Niger’s military administration has declared the termination of an agreement with the United States, permitting American military personnel and civilian staff from the Department of Defense to operate within Niger. This decision comes shortly after high-level discussions with US diplomatic and military officials earlier this week.   Colonel Major Amadou Abdramane, spokesperson for the Niger […]


The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is convening an Extraordinary Summit in Abuja to address the decisions made by Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger to withdraw from ECOWAS. Today, on February 24, 2024, the Heads of State of the ECOWAS nations are engaging in discussions to navigate the challenges posed by these withdrawals. […]


The African Union High Representative for Silencing the Gun, Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, has urged nations in the sub-region to make significant investments in robust approaches to effectively address violent extremism and terrorism in West Africa and the Sahel regions.   Dr. Chambas highlighted that many of the measures or models currently utilized by countries […]


Sierra Leone’s night-time curfew imposed after armed men freed prison inmates has been lifted for now. Detainees from a number of “major” facilities were released on Sunday morning, said the West African nation’s information minister. President Julius Maada Bio later said most of the leaders behind the attack had been arrested. In a televised address, […]


Guinea has dismissed over 60 soldiers and prison officers in the aftermath of the jailbreak of former junta leader Moussa Dadis Camara and two others. Capt. Camara was recaptured and returned to prison shortly after being freed from his cell by “heavily armed commandos.”   The dismissed military and prison officers are currently on trial […]

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