News in Sub-Saharan-Africa

May 2, 2016

+++”Losing our elephants, we would lose an essential part of the legacy, which has been entrusted to us (...)”, declared President Kenyatta of Kenya +++About 105 tons of ivory and a ton rhino horn has been burned in Nairobi National Park near the Kenyan capital, setting a clear mark against poaching

March 24, 2016

+++The Constitutional Court of Benin confirmed the results of the second round of the presidential election, which has been won by

Patrice Talon in front of Lionel Zinsou.

February 19, 2016
+++Presidential elections in Uganda+++Although the elections still continue in some districts, the first projections confirm already a victory of

Yoweri Museveni

January 18, 16

+++ Most of the victims of the Islamist terrorist attack in Burkina Faso were foreigners, at least 18 of the 29 deaths victims of the attack in the capital Ouagadougou +++ The prosecutors announced, seven victims have not yet been identified


December 30, 15

+++ Three years after the fall of François Bozizé, and after a long transition led by Catherine Samba-Panza, Central Africans vote today their new

parliament and a new president.


October 28, 15

+++The Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara was re-elected in the first round of the presidential elections on October 25 for another term of 5 years

+++However, the turnout was just above 50%+++The result of the parliamentary elections in Tanzania is expected for Thursday+++ According to a

report of the Nigerian Army 338 people were freed from the power of Islamist group Boko Haram.

October 20, 15
+++ In South Africa, the first joint exercise of the new African intervention force, the African Standby Forces ASF has occurred +++ These consist of 25,000 soldiers of several African countries and should be ready for operation in December 2015 +++ Their base will be in Cameroon

September 7, 15

+++The All-African Games 2015 with its 50th anniversary take place in Brazzaville, the city which hosted the first edition in 1965.

August 31, 15

+++The Nigerian intelligence service DSS announced on Sunday having arrested 21 high-ranking leaders of the islamist group Boko Haram

August 12, 15

+++ Rwanda: Parliament approves a constitutional reform, giving way for a third term of president Kagamé


July 24, 15

+++ The world’s first malaria vaccine, developed by GlaxoSmithKline in cooperation with PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative, got green light

by European drugs regulators that the final approval could be expected in short time+++Obama is visiting his father’s country, Kenya+++In Dakar,

the proceedings against former dictator of Chad Hissène Habré are postponed 

 July 16, 15

+++ African Development Bank (AfDB) President Donald Keberuka: ‹As the global economy continues to be sluggish and large emerging markets slow down, clearly the future is on this continent (…) They need this continent (…)because their own economies have reached a point, I think, of no return›

July 3, 15

+++ Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has been voted for Africa's President of the year 2014-2015 for his outstanding leadership by students

of the All-Africa Students Union AASU+++The AASU is based in Accra, Ghana+++The previous awardee was President Paul Kagame of Rwanda


June 12, 15

+++26 African States have signed an agreement to create the the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA), which will cover two thirds of Africa's population+++The TFTA

was developed from the three already existing trade aereas EAC (East African community), SDAC (South Africab Development Community) and Comesa

(Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa) 

 May 29, 15

+++ Muhammadu Buhari has been inaugurated as new president of Nigeria

May 27, 15

+++ Delegates have gathered for the African Development Bank's (AFDB) annual meeting in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire+++A highlight of the meeting is the formal

admission of South Sudan as its 54th regional member country.

May 15, 15

+++Apparently the military coup in Burundi failed.

May 13, 15

+++Military coup in Burundi?+++After protests former intelligence chief Godefroid Niyombare declares the dismissal of President Nkurunziza+++In Tanzania the number of elephants decreased by 65.000 animals+++This corresponds to 60% of the overall population+++Chief cause is poaching

 May 4, 15

+++In Togo it has been confirmed by the constitutional court that Faure Gnassingbe has won a third time in office, after he was accused for election fraud

April 29, 15

+++Nigeria’s army claims to have rescued 200 girls and 93 women during a military operation to win back the Sambisa Forest from Boko Haram militants

 April 28, 15

+++Sudan’s Omar Hassan al-Bashir has been elected with 94 % of the votes for another five years+++The election was boycotted by most opposition leaders

April 2, 2015

+++At least 147 dead after attack on Garissa campus in Kenya+++Peaceful change of government+++Muhhamadu Buhari won the elections in Nigeria 

March 16, 15

+++ThyssenKrupp, implicated in bribery and corrupt allegations in the 1999 arms deal, has refuted claims that it bribed middlemen to land contracts to supply the South African government with warships in front of the Arms procurement commission in Pretoria+++The investigations of the commission are pending

February 27, 15

+++The US military mission by reason of the Ebola virus in Liberia ended on Wednesday+++The exit comes four months earlier than had been

anticipated+++The decision to leave was taken as a result of a serious drop of Ebola infection rates

February 18, 15

+++While Boko Haram is announcing to foil the elections in Nigeria, the Presidents from ten central African states have held an emergency summit in Cameroon to create an 80-million euro fund to fight the group

 January 26, 15

+++Boko Haram attacks the megacity of Maiduguri in Nigeria+++In Sambia the former defence minister Edgar Lungu has won the presidential elections

January 15, 15

+++Amnesty International describes the attack of Boko Haram against the village of Baga last week as  "the largest and most destructive attack",

Boko Haram has ever run+++The deliberate killings of civilians and the destruction of property were "war crimes and crimes against humanity

and demand an investigation", said Amnesty+++The target of the attack were apparently civilian self-defense militias, who support the military

in the fight against the group.

January 11, 15

++++++ The 12th and last stage of the African Eco Race Rallye, self-proclaimed successor to the famous Paris-Dakar Rallye ends in Dakar with

an overall victory of the French Sabattier / ROJAT at the four-wheeled vehicles and the Norwegian Ullevalseter on the bike

December 5, 14

+++ Prosecutor Bensouda withdraws the case of Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta in front of the ICC+++Bensouda says that evidence is insufficient

to prove Kenyatta’s alleged criminal responsibility for the post-election violence in 2007+++Victims criticize missing cooperation of Kenya’s government

in the proceedings

November 19, 14

+++ In Burkino Faso the country’s former Foreign Minister Michel Kafando has been sworn in as transitional president+++He is set to lead the West African country to elections in a year following the demission of former president Michel Kafando

October 31, 14

+++ Violent protests in Burkina Faso+++Military seems to be in charge+++President Blaise Compaore has resigned

 October 22, 14

+++ The Congolese Gynecologist Denis Mukwege who specializes in treating war rape victims will receive the Sacharow-price, handed out by the European Parliament and which recognizes efforts to defend human rights and freedom.

October 21, 14

+++ South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in jail for (negligently) shooting dead his

model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp at his home in Pretoria in February 2013

October 15,14

+++Elections in Mozambique+++Good prospects for Filipe Nvusi of governing Frelimo party as successor of Armando Guebuza, who couldn’t be elected again after two terms in office

October 6, 14

+++For South Africa the HSBC Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) rose to a 52,6 in September from 51,1 in August, improving for the third

straight month+++The companies see increased order intakes and improving conditions in the mining sector after a five-month strike in the

platinum belt

September 23, 14

+++Russia’s nuclear company Rosatom has signed a partnership agreement with South Africa to build eight nuclear power plants in the country

until 2023

 September 19, 14

+++After WHO told last Friday that the situation in Senegal, which confirmed its first case of Ebola virus disease on August 29, remains stable

Sierra Leone has begun a three-day nationwide lockdown as it confronts a worsening Ebola outbreak+++Across West Africa, the death toll has

reached 2,630+++Further 5,357 people are sick.

September 12, 14

+++Judgment in South Africa+++Olympic and Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been cleared of premeditated murder+++But the jufge found

him guilty of negligent homicide