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Chad: Idriss Deby sacks finance minister amid oil-for-cash loans saga

Chad: Idriss Deby sacks finance minister amid oil-for-cash loans saga

Chad’s President Idriss Deby, on Thursday, sacked Finance Minister Christian Georges Diguimbaye and his deputy, Banata Tchalet Sow. Diguimbaye was replaced by Abdoulaye Sabre Fadoul, the minister-secretary general of the government in charge of institutional reform, who will serve as interim finance minister. The move of President Idriss Deby comes at a time the central […]

Uganda: Three Journalists charged with treason

Three journalists, who work for the Red Pepper newspaper in Uganda, are facing treason charges after the publication of a story alleging that President Yoweri Museveni was planning to overthrow Paul Kagame’s government in Rwanda. The three journalists, Ben Byarabaha (Managing Editor), Richard Kintu (News Editor) and Francis Tumusiime (also News Editor) are also charged […]

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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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Egypt detains 29 people for conspiring with Turkey

Egypt’s Prosecutor General on Wednesday ordered the detention of 29 individuals over accusations of espionage for the Turkish security and intelligence, the state-owned news agency MENA reported. According to the prosecutor, the 29 individuals illegally facilitated international calls made by people in Egypt through Turkish-based servers offered at discounted charges. The prosecution’s statement said the […]

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Somaliland: ruling party candidate wins election

Ruling party candidate Muse Bihi Abdi has been declared the winner of the presidential election of Somaliland, local media reported. On Tuesday, the electoral commission announced Bihi Abdi had received 55 % of votes cast in last week’s election. His main rival, Abdurahman Mohamud Abdullahi of the opposition Wadani party, garnered just 40% of the […]

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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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Mali’s gold mining revenues soared 14% in 2016

Gold mining revenues in Mali have increased by 14 percent in 2016 to $505 million, Mines Minister Tiemoko Sangare said on Tuesday. The income rise of Africa’s third-biggest gold producer coincided with an 8.5 percent rise in the price of gold in 2016, Reuters reported. Mali’s industrial gold production rose negligibly from 2015 to 2016, […]

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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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Mauritius tops 2017 Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance

Mauritius remains the top ranking country in overall governance in Africa, Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) revealed this week. According to latest governance index published by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, the Indian Ocean Island tops the list as the best governed African nation, for the fifth successive year. From a total of 53 […]

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Nigeria suicide bombing kills 50 in Adamawa state

At least 50 people have been killed in a suicide bombing in the eastern Nigerian state of Adamawa on Tuesday, local media reported. According to the police, a bomber struck inside a mosque packed with worshippers during morning prayers in the town of Mubi. Some 20,000 people have been killed in Boko Haram’s eight-year insurgency […]

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