How Africa’s women traders are poised to drive regional integration

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in partnership with the UN Development Programme (UNDP), is delivering a series of 3-day capacity-building workshops in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire for women traders and producers in the ECOWAS region with the aim of guiding them on market entry and operations under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
Vote are counted as the Beninese await the results of an election that should see President Patrice Talon comfortably re-elected
Ballot counting underway after tense election in Benin
Ballot counting was under way in Benin on Monday after an election with little suspense as President Patrice Talon looked set to win a second term following a tense campaign.
Uganda, Tanzania sign major oil pipeline agreement
Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni signed on Sunday the East African Crude Oil Pipeline project agreement with his Tanzanian counterpart Samia Hassan Suluhu.
A scene of the fire outbreak incident
International aid group offices set ablaze in northeast Nigeria
Offices of several international aid groups in northeast Nigeria were attacked and set on fire on Saturday.
Benin awaits results of tense presidential election
Benin was up early on Sunday to cast their ballots in the tense presidential election in a vote that has been marred by violence during campaigning.
Guelleh re-elected Djibouti president for fifth term
Guelleh re-elected Djibouti president for fifth term
Djibouti's veteran ruler Ismail Omar Guelleh was overwhelmingly re-elected for a fifth term as president, according to final results announced Saturday, after the vote in the tiny but strategically important country was boycotted by the main opposition.
Critics say Patrice Talon has used his power to suppress the opposition. By PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (AFP)
Benin's Talon favoured for re-election after vote
Benin President Patrice Talon looked set to win re-election on Sunday after a tense ballot, with critics accusing him of rigging the race in his favour by sidelining opposition leaders.