Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)'s main opposition party Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS) announced on March 31, 2018, that it has elected Felix Tshisekedi as its new leader. The latter is the son of the party's former leader Etienne Tshisekedi who died on February 2017. Felix Tshisekedi is reported to have been elected with a huge majority, and will also be UDPS presidential candidate in DRC's forthcoming general elections scheduled for December 23, 2018. The
Gujarat state police in India announced on March 31, 2018 that a man belonging to the country's lowest class alias low-caste, also known as Dalit community and hitherto Untouchables, has been brutally killed by some people belonging to the upper class alias upper-caste, in Tumbi village, Bhavnagar district, Gujarat. The deceased, 21 year farmer called Pradeep Rathod, is reported to have bought the horse some few months ago. According to various sources, the barbaric upper-cas
Africa | Botswana March 30, 2018 Botswana's president Ian Khama is reported to be ready to step down as scheduled, on March 31, 2018. He culminated his nationwide farewell tour by which he visited all the country's 57 constituencies, in his hometown of Serowe, on March 27, 2018. In Serowe, the capital of the Bamangwato people, some of which consider him as their paramount chief, the outgoing president was showered with presents that included 143 cows and numerous chicke
Commentary | Tanzania March 29, 2018 The leader of Tanzania's main opposition party Chadema, Mr Freeman Mbowe, and five senior members of the party are reported to be in police custody after a court in Dar es Salaam denied them bail. They were brought to the court on March 28, 2018 over charges connected to a peaceful demonstration held in the city in February 2018. More specifically, they are been charged for allegedly inciting hatred and rebellion against the state.
Commentary March 19, 2018 A landmark African free trade agreement, namely African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) treaty is scheduled to be launched by the African Union (AU) in Kigali, Rwanda, on March 21, 2018. At least 28 African heads of state are expected to attend the signing event. However, to be noticeably missing at the inaugural ceremony in Kigali, is president Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria!
The Nigerian president announced at the last minute on March 18, 201