Ghana opposition party demands central bank governor’s resignation in 3 weeks

The main opposition party in Ghana has given a 3-week ultimatum to the country’s central bank governor and his deputy to resign. The National Democratic Congress accuses Ernest Addison of “recklessness” and mismanaging the bank – with the bank accused of illegally printing money and spending over $8.6m on travel expenses. In the fiscal year 2022, the Bank of […]

Ecowas breaks post-Niger-deadline silence, to reconvene on Thursday.

West African’s regional bloc Ecowas says it will hold a summit in Nigeria’scapital, Abuja, on Thursday to discuss the crisis in Niger following a militarycoup.Ecowas had given the coup leaders seven days to reinstate the elected presidentor face the possibility of military intervention.However the deadline passed on Sunday with no change to the situation.A delegation […]

Niger closes air space citing ‘Threat Of Intervention’.

Niger’s military rulers announced Sunday that they had closed the country’s airspace,warning that any attempt to violate it would meet with an “energetic and immediateresponse”.The country’s new rulers announcement came as the deadline from the West Africanbloc ECOWAS for them to hand back power to the democratically elected PresidentMohamed Bazoum was due to expire.ECOWAS last […]

 A suicide bomber has killed at least 45 people at a political rally, in Pakistan.

 A suicide bomber has killed at least 45 people at a political rally, in Pakistan. People screamed for help as rescuers rushed to the scene in the north-west Bajaur district on Sunday, according to the rally organiser Imran Mahir. The attack targeted the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), a party that is part of the government coalition. […]

Gabon President Ali Bongo announces he will run for a third term.

Gabon’s President Ali Bongo Ondimba, who has been in power for almost 14years, announced on Sunday that he will stand for a third term in the presidentialelections scheduled for August 26.For the time being, Mr. Bongo is the clear favorite for the presidential election, asvarious opposition parties have failed to form a single coalition, with […]