Army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan has canceled the state of emergency imposed since last year's military coup, the ruling sovereign council said. Security forces are accused of killing two protesters over the weekend.
An election committee composed largely of pro-Beijing figures voted for John Lee, a former security official, to be the new leader of Hong Kong. Lee, the only candidate in the vote, replaces Carrie Lam in July.
Chief Obafemi Awolowo was the leader of Nigeria's Action Group party and the first indigenous Premier of Western Nigeria. GuardianTV visited the Ikenne, Ogun State home of the late distinguished Nigerian as we look back 35 years after he left the world.
Guinea's ousted former president Alpha Condé is no longer allowed to leave the country after authorities moved to prosecute him for violence that broke out over his bid for a third term. After not having a health centre for almost 20 years, a community in Darfur is finally able to access medical care due to the opening of a new clinic. And film lovers in Paris can enjoy NollywoodWeek Film Festival, a curated selection of Nigerian films challenging the status quo.
Mamady Doumbouya says it will take 39 months to shift back to civilian rule. The junta leader seized power in a coup in September.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa pledged to help the victims of devastating east coast floods on Wednesday, as the death toll rose to 259 from heavy rains that washed out roads and disrupted shipping in one of Africa's busiest ports.
Maxime Jeoffroy Eli Mokom Gawaka is suspected of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Mokom is alleged to have committed the crimes in 2013 and 2014 in his role as an anti-Balaka militia leader.
Lieutenant-Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba was sworn in three weeks after leading a coup that toppled the government. Observers and neighbors have remained concerned but reserved about the developments.
Tributes have continued to pour in for Ernest Shonekan, the former head of Nigeria’s Interim National Government of 1993, who passed away this week at the age of 85.
A senior official has admitted the government bought the controversial Pegasus spyware, but rejected claims it was used to monitor political opponents. The scandal has drawn comparisons to Watergate in the United States.
13 Dec 2021
The leader of the UK's opposition Labour party said on Sunday (December 12) that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson had broken the public's trust over COVID-19 regulations, making him "unfit for public office." Speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show, Keir Starmer said Johnson posed a risk to public health following reports that parties were held at Downing Street during a 2020 Christmas lockdown when such festivities were banned.
1 Dec 2021
Indian government forces have killed the head of a Pakistan-based militant group in Indian-administered Kashmir. Noor Mohammad Tantray, head in the Kashmir valley of the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) group, was killed in a gun battle after being trapped in a house near the city of Srinagar on Monday evening. The 47-year-old, a mere three feet tall, took over the group in Indian Kashmir in 2016.