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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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Zimbabwe: Ruling Zanu-PF party wins majority of seats in parliament

Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party has reportedly won a majority of seats in parliament, according to the Southern African nation’s electoral commission. Preliminary results show President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s ZANU-PF picked up 109 seats of the 210-seat parliament against 41 for the opposition. With final results yet to be declared, the ruling party has a chance of […]

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Nigeria’s Senate President Bukola Saraki quits Buhari’s ruling APC party

Nigeria’s Senate President Bukola Saraki has announced his resignation from the ruling party, All Progressive Congress (APC) for the opposition People’s Democratic Party. Saraki’s decision comes barely a week after a mass resignation of APC Senators that enabled the main opposition PDP to take the majority in the Senate. In a statement posted on his […]

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EU Announces New €2 Million Assistance for Refugees, Host Communities in Uganda

The European Union’s Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations department (ECHO) confirmed last week fresh funding worth €2 million to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to support refugees and host communities in western and northwestern Uganda. The UN Migration Agency will use the funds to deliver life-saving interventions on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) […]

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Horn of Africa: Somalia, Eritrea re-establish diplomatic ties

The presidents of Somalia and Eritrea on Monday signed an agreement to re-establish diplomatic ties between the two nations, surprising observers and delighting citizens of the East African nations. According to the agreement signed in Asmara by Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki and Somali counterpart Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, the two countries will establish diplomatic relations and […]

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