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Zimbabwe: ‘Crocodile’ Mnangagwa sworn in as President

Emmerson Mnangagwa was officially sworn-in as president of Zimbabwe on Friday, replacing Robert Mugabe. Robert Mugabe, who ruled the southern African country for 37 years, was ousted from office by the military after he had sacked Mnangagwa as vice president two weeks ago. Known as “The Crocodile” for his political cunning and longevity, Mnangagwa took […]

Angola, South Africa supress entry visa for their respective nationals

South Africa and Angola have concluded a visa exemption agreement under which ordinary passport holders are not required to obtain a visitor’s visa for visits shorter than 30 days. The move comes a day after Angolan president Joao Lourenco arrived in South Africa for a two-day state visit aimed at strengthen cooperation between the two […]

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Zimbabwe: Mugabe resigns, new president to be sworn in on Friday.

Zimbabwe’s veteran leader Robert Mugabe has resigned as president on Tuesday, ending his 37-year rule. The move of the 93-yar old leader sparked scenes of wild celebration and jubilation throughout the capital Harare and neighboring countries. President Robert Mugabe’s resignation letter was read out by the Parliament Speaker Jacob Mudenda to lawmakers gathered at a […]

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Libya: Côte d’Ivoire repatriates 155 migrants after CNN footage sparks outrage

Some 155 Ivorian migrants in Libya have been flown back home on Monday night, visibly tired but relieved to be in their homeland, local media reported. The migrants will benefit from reintegration programs sponsored by the European economic aid, AFP reported. These 155 migrants are part of a group of 595 in total that the […]

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Kenya’s Supreme Court upholds re-election of Uhuru Kenyatta

The Supreme Court of Kenya on Monday unanimously upholded the re-election of Kenya’s incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta. President Uhuru Kenyatta has been declared winner of last month’s rerun presidential election, which was boycotted by main opposition leader Raila Odinga. Kenyatta garnered 7,483,895 votes representing 98.26%. National Super Alliance (NASA) candidate Odinga garnered 0.96% of the […]

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Rwanda announces global visa free regime

Rwanda has announced a global visa free entry for travelers from everywhere in the world starting January 1, 2018. According to the Directorate of Immigration and Emigration, citizens of all countries in the world could receive 30 days visa on arrival under the new regime as of next year. The East African nation already has […]

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Climate Change: Hungry people in sub-Saharan Africa rose by 10%

The United Nations on Thursday said the number of hungry people in sub-Saharan Africa rose by 10 percent to 224 million in 2016 due to conflict and climate change. Flooding and droughts were the primary triggers of immediate displacement, forcing millions of people out of their homes last year across the continent. The situation was […]

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Zimbabwe: political turmoil ‘seems like a coup’ – African Union

The African Union chairperson, president Alpha Conde on Wednesday said the political situation in Zimbabwe “seems like a coup” against President Robert Mugabe. Zimbabwe’s military seized power saying it was targeting “criminals” around President Robert Mugabe, in power since 1980. The Africa Union calls for the immediate restoration of constitutional order in the southern African […]

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Isabel Dos Santos fired from Angola’s state oil firm

Angola’s President Joao Lourenco on Wednesday sacked Isabel dos Santos, the chair of the state-run oil company Sonangol. The swift move comes a month after the dismissal of other heavyweights from the previous administration, such as Vice President Manuel Vicente and Minister of State Manuel “Kopelipa” Hélder Vieira Dias Jr. Isabel dos Santos was replaced […]

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Zimbabwean army takes control of Harare, denies coup d’état

Zimbabwe’s military have taken over the public broadcaster and streets of Harare, a day after they issued threats to stop the purge of former liberation fighters. Reports from local media indicate that President Robert Mugabe is under heavy guard after soldiers have cordoned off the parliament building and the defense headquarters in the southern African […]

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