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WHO revokes Robert Mugabe as goodwill ambassador

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Sunday revoked Zimbabwe’s leader, Robert Mugabe, as “good-will ambassador” for health, days after his nomination sparked scathing criticism around the world. According to the WHO Director General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the revocation of the veteran leader comes after the organization has listened ‘carefully’ to all those who have expressed […]

US Envoy to United Nations visits Africa

The United States President Donald Trump’s special envoy has kicked off an official visit to Africa, starting from Ethiopia on Monday. America’s United Nations envoy Nikki Haley is expected to hold meetings with members of the Ethiopian government and officials of the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa. According to a statement from the US […]

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Algerian FM Messahel’s remarks prompt Morocco to recall its Ambassador to Algeria

Morocco has recalled its ambassador to Algeria for consultation and summoned the Algerian Chargé d’Affaires in Rabat to protest the very serious allegations uttered by Algerian Foreign Minister, Abdelkader Messahel, regarding Morocco’s African policy. The Algerian official accused Morocco of using drug money to promote its relations with African countries, an accusation deemed by Morocco […]

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Cameroon: prominent lawyer vows to unseat Paul Biya in 2018 polls

Akere Tabeng Muna, one of Cameroon’s most prolific lawyers and anti-graft crusaders has officially announced he would run for president in the upcoming presidential election. The Barrister, who announced his presidential bid in a statement published on his official campaign website, said he is ready to succeed Paul Biya, whom he describes as a former […]

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South Africa’s Ramaphosa expected in Lesotho for post-elections national dialogue

South African vice-president Ramaphosa is expected in Lesotho for post-elections national dialogue. According to Ramaphosa’s office, the vice-president will travel to the kingdom to facilitate two-day dialogue to be held under the auspices of the Lesotho Council of NGOs (LCN). Opposition party representatives, parties in government, heads of churches, the College of Chiefs, civil society […]

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Angola: President Joao Lourenco slashes his predecessor’s legacy

Angolan President Joao Lourenco has ordered the immediate closure of the Office for the Revitalization and Execution of Institutional Communication and Marketing of Administration (GRECIMA). According to local media, Journal de Angola, President Lourenco issued the closure orders via a press release that relieved GRECIMA boss, Manuel Antonio Rabelais, of his post and transferred the […]

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Togo: Angry protesters burn down several public buildings as political crisis worsens

Angry protesters in Togo have set ablaze government buildings and a police station late on Monday night in the country’s’ second largest city of Sokode, after the arrest of an Imam and opposition figure. The Imam, Alpha Alassane, a spiritual leader in the Muslim-dominated city was arrested by gendarmes for unknown reasons, local media reported. […]

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Morocco’s King Renews Strong Determination to Press ahead with Reform Process

King Mohammed VI of Morocco has renewed his strong determination to press ahead with the reform process in his country and to address the difficulties and shortcomings noticed in the Moroccan development model, particularly with regard to administrative services, as well as elected councils and local governments. In a speech he delivered Friday (October 13) […]

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Liberia: Weah, Boakai in the run-off ballot

As forecast by observers, Senator George Weah and Vice-President Joseph Boakai will be in the run-off ballot in Liberia, according to the partial results released by the National Elections Commission (NEC) on Thursday evening. George Weah, a former football player and current senator and candidate of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) came ahead of […]

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No presidential polls in DR Congo until mid-2019

There will not be elections to choose the next president of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) until 2019, the electoral commission said. Elections were due after President Kabila’s mandate expired in December 2016, but the polls did not take place because of the unavailability of a voters’ register and insecurity in parts of the […]

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