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Eritrea, Somalia poised to boost ties

An Eritrean government delegation, headed by Foreign Affairs Minister Osman Saleh and presidential advisor Yemane Gebreab, is currently holding high-level meetings in the Somali capital Mogadishu. The delegation members met with Prime Minister Hassan Khayre and President Mohamed Abdulahi Mohamed who briefed them on progress made to take up Somalia’s domestic and external challenges. The […]

Uganda: President’s convoy attacked, MP’s driver shot dead

Ugandan Police and Special Forces Command (SFC) have started investigations after President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s car came under attack by opposition supporters in the town of Arua, where a by-election is to be held on Wednesday. According to the presidential press secretary Don Wanyama, “President Museveni was in the convoy” when it was “attacked by […]

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Zanu-PF to defend Mnangagwa’s election, inauguration delayed

Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu PF party is expected to file a response in court today to the opposition MDC Alliance petition against the election of Emmerson Mnangagwa as president. Zimbabwe’s MDC opposition party last week vowed to overturn in court President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s narrow victory, alleging that he won the historic vote via “mammoth theft and […]

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DRC’s Kabila will not run in December elections

Joseph Kabila will not be a candidate in December elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, government spokesman Lambert Mende told reporters in the capital, Kinshasa, on Wednesday. According to Mende, the 47-year-old president, in power since 2001, has appointed Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary as his successor. Shadary, 57, is the permanent secretary of Kabila’s […]

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Ivory Coast Succession: Henri Konan Bedie’s PDCI pulls out from ruling coalition

ouatarIn Ivory Coast, things are falling apart as the ruling coalition is bitterly divided over who will succeed President Alassane Ouattara when he steps down in 2020. Former President Henri Konan Bedie’s Democratic Party of the Ivory Coast (PDCI) on Thursday announced its withdrawal from the coalition with the Rally of Republicans (RDR) of President […]

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Zambia to deport Zimbabwe fleeing ex-finance minister

Zambia’s Foreign Minister Joe Malanji on Wednesday said they have refused to offer asylum to Zimbabwe’s opposition leader and former Finance Minister Tendai Biti. Zimbabwe opposition politician Tendai Biti has been denied asylum in Zambia, after authorities in Zimbabwe briefly detained him as he tried to cross the border. Earlier reports quoting his lawyer Nqobizitha […]

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Ivory Coast’s Ouattara announces amnesty for ex- first lady

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara on Monday announced amnesties for about 800 people, including former first lady Simone Gbagbo to boost to the post-crisis reconstruction in the West African nation following the post-electoral crisis of 2011. Among the others granted amnesties by Ouattara on Monday were former defense minister Lida Kouassi and former construction minister […]

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Ghana’s oldest University appoints first woman chancellor in 70 years

The University of Legon, the oldest and largest of the thirteen Ghanaian public universities, has made history last weekend after it swore in its first woman chancellor, Mrs. Mary Chinery-Hesse. The retired international civil servant who served for a decade as Deputy Director General of the International Labor Organization has replaced the Ex-United Nations Secretary-General […]

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Exiled DRC tycoon to try entry via Zambia to contest key election

Exiled opposition leader and multimillionaire Moise Katumbi will not attempt to land in DR. Congo after his private jet has been barred from landing on Friday in Lubumbashi, capital of Katanga Province. The political heavyweight will instead try to enter via Zambia, his party said Friday. The 53-year-old former governor of the mineral-rich province has […]

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Exiled Bishop Merkorios returns to Ethiopia after a 27- year exile

The Fourth Patriarch of Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church, Abune Merkorios, has returned to Addis Ababa after 27 years in exile. The Holy Synod of Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church (EOTC) lived in the United States throughout his exile, occasionally visiting congregations there. Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, met him in the US last week and persuaded […]

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