Saturday, 24th February 2024


2 days ago
Following days of protests, Sall's government released 300 prisoners in Senegal. The civil society now wants the election to be held before the end of his term in April.
16 Feb
Senegal's top court says President Macky Sall's decree that postponed the presidential election is unconstitutional. Also, escalating violence in DR Congo is pushing more than 500,000 people to flee fighting in the east. And music is back on in Ethiopia after two years of conflict, as a new generation of musicians emerges in Addis Ababa.
8 Feb
Senegal's parliament has voted to postpone a presidential election from February 25 to December 15 extending President Macky Sall's mandate. That's triggered widespread public outcry and potentially tarnishes Senegal's image as one of West Africa's more stable democracies.
6 Feb
Protests, riots and a crackdown have erupted in Senegal after the term-limited outgoing president, Macky Sall, suddenly announced a six-month election delay, this on the very day the official campaign to pick his successor was due to start.
21 Jan
Two former US officials will visit the self-governing island to promote "cross-Strait peace and stability." Although the US does not have official diplomatic ties with Taiwan, it is the island's main backer.
9 Jan
With over 4 billion people – or half the world's population – set to vote in elections in 2024, this is one of the biggest election years in world history. We take a look at why some papers are worried that democracy could take a hit in all corners of the globe. We also take a closer look at South Africa's ICC genocide claim targeting Israel and finish with the surprising revelation that mice can be great cleaners.
8 Jan
Amid an election season marred by a crackdown on the opposition and concerns about democratic backsliding, many voters are preoccupied with spiraling prices and low wages.
6 Jan
Bangladesh is heading towards a controversial election after the top opposition party declined to participate. However, the ruling party and election authorities insist the polls will be free and fair.
21 Dec
National elections in Congo have been marred by delays and logistical problems, as well as fraud and violence. Opposition presidential candidates have rejected the extension, saying it violates the constitution.
16 Dec
Bangladesh's main opposition party has decided to boycott the upcoming national election following a monthslong crackdown that has seen thousands of party leaders and members arrested.
26 Oct
Nigeria's Supreme Court on Thursday upheld President Bola Tinubu's election win, bringing to an end a legal challenge brought by his two main rivals, Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi, who argued that his victory was marred by irregularities.
16 Oct
Liberia's election could well be heading for a run-off with provisional results on Sunday from nearly three-quarters of polling stations showing only a slim margin between incumbent President George Weah and his main challenger Joseph Boakai.


35 mins ago
Doctors in the U.S. are struggling to contend with burnout, staffing shortages and overwhelming administrative workloads, according to a new survey. Despite these challenges, 83% of doctors in the survey said they believe AI could eventually help. More than 1,000 doctors were surveyed between Oct. 23 and Nov. 8 in the study, commissioned by Athenahealth.
35 mins ago
On January 6, the US aviation regulator FAA ordered the temporary grounding of certain Boeing 737-9 MAX aircraft operated by US airlines or in US territory, affecting 171 planes.
1 hour ago
Russian investigators have said they are carrying out a 14-day forensic "investigation" of the opposition leader's body. Navalny's family has so far been refused access to his remains.
1 hour ago
Israel's GDP fell by 19.4 percent in the last quarter of 2023, according to preliminary figures published by the country's Central Bureau of Statistics on Monday. It's the biggest contraction the economy has seen since the early days of the Covid pandemic, and can be attributed to the impact of the war on Gaza following the October 7 Hamas attacks.
2 hours ago
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in South Korea amid reports that communist North Korea is supplying weapons to Russia for its war against Ukraine. The alleged arms transfer was condemned at this week's meeting of G7 foreign ministers in Tokyo.
2 hours ago
His life was worthy of a novel. An Armenian orphan who arrived in France as a stateless refugee and became a poet and Communist activist, Missak Manouchian was a figure of the French Resistance during World War II.