Across the African continent, these are the top news stories that you shouldn’t miss:
“The United States is gravely concerned about the environment under which these upcoming elections are to be held,” State Department spokesperson Ned Price said in a statement on Friday.
“The detention of opposition politicians, harassment of independent media, partisan activities by local and regional governments and the many inter-ethnic and inter-communal conflicts across Ethiopia are obstacles to a free and fair electoral process and whether Ethiopians would perceive them as credible,” he said. – Aljazeera reports
Liberia hosted French Foreign Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drihan during the weekend, as it was the first visit of a French minister to Monrovia in four decades.
“We want to act together, and I know that it is also your concern, against the threats posed by the progression of terrorist groups from the Sahel to the Gulf of Guinea, and the inauguration near Abidjan of the international academy for the fight against terrorism contributes to these partnership actions, which are essential in the fight against these tragedies,” said Jean-Yves Le Drihan. – Africanews reports
The Men’s National teams of Benin and Sierra Leone will on Monday, June 14, contest the final slot to participate in the forthcoming African Cup of Nations.
The match was supposed to have been played in March but was suspended after five Beninese players tested positive for coronavirus on arriving Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Benin sought to be awarded a win because of the mishap but the Court of Arbitration for Sport issued a final ruling on the match confirming that the game should go ahead rather than be awarded as a win to the Squirrels. – Africanews reports