Tanzania’s new president John Pombe Magufuli has been sworn into office after the country’s tightly contested elections.
Zanzibar President Ali Mohamed Shein has extended his term in power over the semi-autonomous archipelago after elections were cancelled last week.
Tanzania’s ruling party will stay in power after CCM candidate John Magufuli won the presidential elections with 58% of the votes.
Rwanda President Paul Kagame is one step closer to a third term in power, after the nation’s lower house of parliament passed the necessary constitutional amendment.
Tanzania presidential candidate Edward Lowassa has called for a recount of Sunday’s poll, on the grounds of voting irregularities.
Fresh doubts have been cast on the most anticipated presidential election in Tanzania’s history, as reports emerge of ‘fake’ ballot papers being discovered.
Opposition parties in South Sudan have united in a nation-wide effort to stop the creation of 28 states in the African country.
The last of Ethiopia’s Zone 9 Bloggers has been released from jail, after nearly 18 months, based on charges of terrorism.
Tensions reached a new level in the Tanzania election on Monday as official figures put ruling party candidate John Magufuli in the lead.
Rwanda has rejected accusations it has been meddling in Burundi’s political crisis, insisting it only wants to see peace in its neighbouring country.