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UN Calls On Libyan Political Stakeholders to Redouble Efforts to Reach Agreement

UN Calls On Libyan Political Stakeholders to Redouble Efforts to Reach Agreement

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) called today on the main political stakeholders in the country to redouble their efforts in bringing the political dialogue process to a successful conclusion, which would allow for an agreement to form a Government of National Accord and for the resumption of Libya’s democratic transition. Libya has […]

Algeria, Egypt, Italy to Meet in Algiers Over Libyan Crisis

Algeria, Egypt, Italy to Meet in Algiers Over Libyan Crisis

A tripartite meeting between Algeria, Egypt and Italy will take place in Algiers on Monday to examine the situation in Libya, said Sunday the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement. The meeting, which is part of the consultations between the three countries, will bring together Minister of Maghreb Affairs, African Union and Arab League […]

Fighting Poverty Is About ‘How’ Not ‘How Much?’

Fighting Poverty Is About ‘How’ Not ‘How Much?’

World leaders gathered at the United Nations last month to adopt a new set of global development goals that aim to end extreme poverty, promote inclusive economic growth, and protect the planet. The result is an ambitious yet achievable agenda for the 21st century, if we harness 21st century development practices. To reach these new […]

Why Some African Leaders Cling To Power, Whilst Others Walk Away

Why Some African Leaders Cling To Power, Whilst Others Walk Away

Following a weekend of elections on the African Continent, analysts are drawing parallels between Congo-Brazzaville and Tanzania even before results are announced. One leader is accused of tampering with the constitution to extend his grip on power, whilst the other has been credited with respecting presidential term limits. In one corner, you see a political […]

Africa’s Top Business Brands

Africa’s Top Business Brands

Africa has been beaming with rapid growth and indeed a number of business brands have come through to compete on the global stage. Jonathan Adengo looks at some of Africa’s most admired and valued brands. Africa is fast pacing and the pacing has been frenzied for decades albeit because of the continent’s young population. Indeed […]

Africa Can Fix The International Criminal Court- Here Is How

Africa Can Fix The International Criminal Court- Here Is How

The demand of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress that the government should pull out of the International Criminal Court is defeatist, naïve and reactionary, says Professor John Dugard,expert on international law. African states have largely themselves to blame for the fact that the continent has been singled out by the ICC, and rather than […]

Five Must See African Films

Five Must See African Films

From the enthralling story of a man on the run in Côte d’Ivoire to a remarkable documentary about making music in a Sudanese war zone, here are five African films you won’t want to miss. Later this month, the annual Film Africa Festival in London will feature around 65 of the best contemporary African films. […]

Jay-Z And Timbaland Pictured In Court Over Copyright Infringement Of An Egyptian Song

Jay-Z And Timbaland Pictured In Court Over Copyright Infringement Of An Egyptian Song

Jay-Z and Timbaland were both in court on Tuesday for the first day of a copyright infringement trial regarding their 1999 song Big Pimpin’. The rappers have been accused of misusing music from the popular 1957 love ballad Khosara Khosara by Egyptian composer Baligh Hamdi. Attorney Pete Ross, who is representing the heirs to Hamdi’s […]

U.N. Envoy Announces Libya National Unity Government

U.N. Envoy Announces Libya National Unity Government

The U.N. envoy for Libya announced a proposed list of Cabinet members for a national unity government after months of talks between opposing factions The envoy announced an MP from Tripoli, Fayez Sarraj, as Prime Minister; and three deputies from Libya’s east, west and southern regions respectively. The head of the U.N. support mission to […]

Abdurrahman Sewehli Declines Offer By UN Special Envoy To Head The Libya Dialogue’s Proposed State Council

Abdurrahman Sewehli Declines Offer By UN Special Envoy To Head The Libya Dialogue’s Proposed State Council

Mistatan politician Abdurrahman Sewehli is reported to have rejected the offer by UN Special Envoy to head the Libya Dialogue’s proposed State Council. He was quoted on Al-Nabaa and other TV channels last night saying he did not want the post, considered largely powerless. Unveiling the names of the prime minister and the other members […]

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