Africa today at a glance

A delegate at South Africa's ruling African National Congress conference outside of Johannesburg sleeps while others vote for who will succeed President Jacob Zuma as party leader at the NASREC Expo Centre where the 54th ANC National Conference is held in the early hours of December 18 2017 in Johannesburg. PHOTO | AFP  

International Migrants Day

African states join others across the globe to commemorate the 2017 International Migrants Day as individual states step-up repatriation of migrants trapped in Libya. The celebration comes two days after Cameroon airlifted the third contingent of its nationals from the North African country.

ANC elective conference

South Africa's ruling ANC party continues its elective conference to pick a new leader to succeed President Jacob Zuma.

Niger celebrate fete

Niger celebrates the 59th Proclamation of the Republic in the central city of Tahoua. The presidents of Nigeria, Mali, Burkina Faso, Chad and Mauritania expected to attend.

Ex-Ivorian commander on trial

Trial opens in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire of ex-commander Jean-Noel Abehi, accused of a breach of state security along with several other key allies of ex-president Laurent Gbagbo.

Gabon police crackdown

Police arrest dozens of men in Gabon's capital Libreville over a knife attack at a popular market in which two Danish nationals were wounded.

Commonwealth boss visits

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland in Cameroon for a five-day official visit amidst an escalation of the anglophone crisis in the Central African nation. The visit is aimed at seeking ways in which the Commonwealth can support Cameroon to address its pressing challenges including the anglophone crisis, the Boko Haram scourge and growing number of refugees.

Cameroon governors meet

Cameroon’s 10 regional governors gather in Yaoundé for their second and last semester meeting for 2017 during which they will, among other things, discuss the prospects of sub-regional integration in the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC).

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