Chad’s President Idriss Deby vies for fifth term

In the dry searing heat of Chad’s capital N’Djamena, a single face stares out from election campaign billboards, President Idriss Deby’s, though 14 candidates are running in Sunday’s presidential poll. After 26 years at the helm of the vast largely barren nation that is Africa’s fifth biggest, Deby has consolidated his grip on power and… Read More Chad’s President Idriss Deby vies for fifth term

Haiti left leaderless as President leaves office without a successor

Haitian President Michel Martelly has left office, leaving the nation with no successor after elections marred by allegations of fraud were postponed twice. Michel Martelly, who leaves the post after five years in office, delivered a farewell address to Haiti’s National Assembly on Sunday. Two presidential runoffs in October and December were postponed amid security… Read More Haiti left leaderless as President leaves office without a successor

First female President elected in Taiwan

Taiwan has elected its first female president in a landmark election that could unsettle relations with Beijing. Tsai Ing-wen, leader of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), won the presidency with 56.1% of the vote, the official Central News Agency said, after eight years under the government of the pro-China Kuomintang (KMT) or Nationalist Party.… Read More First female President elected in Taiwan

Former South Korean President, Kim Young-Sam dies at 88

Former South Korean President Kim Young-Sam, the first civilian leader of the country’s modern democratic era, died on Sunday, according to a news agency. Kim passed away at age 88 after being hospitalized since Thursday with a fever, said the Yonhap news agency, citing Seoul National University Hospital. The news agency didn’t release further details.… Read More Former South Korean President, Kim Young-Sam dies at 88

Buhari tasks world leaders to conquer hunger, diseases by 2030

President Muhammadu Buhari has reaffirmed his administration’s total commitment to the enthronement of a fully transparent and accountable public revenue management system in Nigeria. Addressing the United Nations Plenary Summit for the Adoption of the Post-2015 Development Agenda yesterday in UN headquarters  in New York, President Buhari said that his administration was taking steps to… Read More Buhari tasks world leaders to conquer hunger, diseases by 2030

Egypt’s president pardons imprisoned Al-Jazeera journalists

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on Wednesday pardoned Al Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, presidential spokesman Alaa Yousef said. The two were among 100 prisoners that el-Sisi pardoned on Wednesday. The journalists were sentenced to three years in prison on Saturday, August 30. Baher Mohamed was given an additional six months in prison… Read More Egypt’s president pardons imprisoned Al-Jazeera journalists