[RFI] Voters in Togo took to the polls on Saturday to elect their new president. Outgoing leader Faure Gnassingbé is expected to win a third term, yet his main rival Jean Pierre Fabre has called for an end to his family’s rule of almost 50 years. Authorities have ruled out a repeat scenario similar to Nigeria and Burkina Faso, which saw long-serving governments swept away by the will of the people.
The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa is hosting the fourth hackathon under the Ethiopia Hacks! Program from April 19-21, 2019. This event will challenge coders to find technological solutions to the challenge of misinformation online. The United States Emb…
Rishi Sunak ran for Britain’s top job and lost. Then he got another shot — and the chance to say, “I told you so.” The former U.K. Treasury chief was runner-up to Liz Truss in the contest to replace the scandal-plagued Boris Johnson as Conservative Party leader and prime minister. But Truss quit after a […]
The International Organization for Migration reports South Africa has lifted its COVID-19 blockade, allowing thousands of Mozambican miners to cross the border and return to work. Borders between South Africa and Mozambique have been closed since March. This has created economic hardships for the families of an estimated 28,000 Mozambican miners. They have been unable […]