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Zimbabwean Interim President unveils first post-Mugabe cabinet

Zimbabwe’s interim President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Fri-day, appointed senior military figures to high-profile positions in his first cabinet. Mnangagwa who abolished several government ministries that performed duplicated roles, has appointed Sibusiso Moyo, the General who appeared on state TV after the recent military takeover, as foreign minister. The head of Zimbabwe’s air force, Perence Shiri, […]

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Kenya’s Raila Odinga promises own inauguration on December 12

Kenya’s main opposition leader, Raila Odinga on Tuesday, promised supporters that he would be sworn-in as president on December 12. Odinga said he will take oath of office using Chapter 1 of the Constitution, which states that sovereign power belongs to the people. The swearing-in, he said, will be based on the results of August […]

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Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta sworn-in for second term

Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta sworn-in for second term

Several African leaders, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and thousands gathered in Kenya’s largest stadium for the swearing-in of President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday. President Kenyatta, accompanied by his deputy William Ruto, has been sworn-in for a second term as president at the 60,000-seat Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi. The inauguration was delayed by two disputed […]

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Namibia’s President wins ruling SWAPO party top position

Namibia’s president Hage Geingob has been elected president of the ruling SWAPO party, the party said on Monday. President Geingob who was until now, vice-president of the party, won 574 out of 766 votes at the elective congress, held over the weekend, the party said. The congress, held every five years, elected the party’s top […]

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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 […]

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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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