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Nigeria passes “Not Too Young to Run” law

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a new law dubbed “Not Too Young to Run” to reduce the age limit for political office, raising the prospect for younger candidates at next year’s general election in Africa’s most populous nation. The president signed the bill on Thursday, in the presence of selected youths from across the […]

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Ugandan parliament approves Mobile Money & social media tax bill

Uganda’s parliament on Wednesday approved a law that imposes new taxes on social media services and mobile money transactions. Human rights activists and critics of the Excise Duty (Amendment) Bill 2018 had argued that the move is another attempt by President Yoweri Museveni to stifle freedom of expression and quash dissent to his 32-year-rule. The […]

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South Africa’s MPs vote national minimum wage bill

South Africa’s parliament on Tuesday approved a national minimum wage bill by an overwhelming majority to alleviate inequality and stabilize labor in Africa’s most industrialized nation. President Ramaphosa has been pushing a minimum wage of $1.62 per hour, a policy that was scheduled to be implemented on May 1, but was delayed in parliament. On […]

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Online Freedom: Tanzania’s govt wins court case against bloggers, activists

Tanzania’s government has won a court case about online content regulations against bloggers and activists in the East African nation, local media reported. The regulation, dubbed the Electronic and Postal Communications Regulations 2018, is set to give the government of Tanzania unregulated powers to police the web. As part of the new regulation, the government […]

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Sahel terrorist groups find safe haven in southern Algeria

Algeria is about to expel 105 Malian terrorists who have been arrested, tried and sentenced by courts for terrorism-related activities, Algerian daily El Watan reported on Monday citing a security source. According to the security source, these are “dangerous” elements that belong to “terrorist groups, including Ansar Eddine, operating in northern Mali”. Their mission consisted […]

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Malagasy top court orders president to dissolve government

The High Constitutional Court of Madagascar has ordered President Hery Rajaonarimampianina to dissolve his government and appoint a new prime minister who had the support of all political parties. The move, according to the top court, would ease the political crisis in the Indian Ocean Island. Earlier this month, President Rajaonarimampianina approved a new election […]

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Ethiopia to adopt visa-free policy for all African visitors—PM

Ethiopia will soon allow all Africans to visit the country without visas, according to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. The announcement follows Rwanda’s decision allowing Africans to enter the country without visas. The issuance of visa-on-arrival for all countries was widely applauded by many across the continent. Speaking during a state banquet for Paul Kagame last […]

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eSwatini king must leave politics and focus on weddings—Julius Malema

South African politician and leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party, Julius Malema this weekend called on the King Mswati of eSwatini to leave politicians in the country to thrive. According to Malema the King of eSwatini could go ahead to marry as many women as possible but his interference in the freedoms of […]

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Ethiopia: Gov’t opens telecoms sector to limited competition

Ethio Telecom, Ethiopia’s state-run telecom company has agreed to allow some local firms to provide internet services through its infrastructure. Ethiopia is one of the few African countries that still have a state monopoly on telecommunications. The move to open the telecoms sector to limited competition will bolster competition in the country and expand the […]

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South Sudan peace talks end in Ethiopia without deal

South Sudan peace talks in Ethiopia have ended on Wednesday without a deal. The conflicting parties on Monday agreed on only three issues out of over 11 demands raised by the opposition in Addis Ababa. According to Information minister Michael Makuei, the warring parties had agreed on cantonment of troops near Juba, unifying all the […]

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