Africa today at a glance

Thursday May 17 2018

A meeting of the permanent delegates of the

A meeting of the permanent delegates of the Arab League held at the bloc's headquarters in the Egyptian capital Cairo, on May 16, 2018, to discuss what it has called Washington's "illegal" relocation of its embassy to the disputed city of Jerusalem. PHOTO | AFP  


Burundi referendum vote

Burundians vote in a referendum on sweeping constitutional reforms that would shore up the power of President Pierre Nkurunziza and enable him to rule until 2034.

Holy Ramadhan begins

Muslims begin the holy month of Ramadhan.

Refugee quit notice

Over 900 Namibian refugees living in Botswana’s Dukwi camp given two months to return home.

Egypt hosts Arab League

Arab League Foreign ministers meet in Cairo after dozens of Palestinians were killed by Israel's army along the Gaza border.

Corruption talks in Nigeria

The 8th Commonwealth Conference of Heads of Anti-Corruption Agencies in Africa takes place in Nigerian capital Abuja

Madagascar and FAO deal

Madagascar signs financial and technical cooperation agreements with the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) for the improvement of agriculture and environmental conservation in the country.