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Ruling Party Endorse President President Emmerson Mnangagwa As 2018 Candidate

Ruling Party Endorse President President Emmerson Mnangagwa As 2018 Candidate

Zimbabwe’s ruling party has endorsed President Emmerson Mnangagwa as its candidate for next year’s general elections. Delegates at a congress of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front on Friday the capital, Harare, also approved the expulsion of former President Robert Mugabe’s wife, Grace Mugabe, from the party, according to resolutions read out by Patrick Chinamasa, […]

President Joao Lourenco Offers Grace Period To Recover Funds

President Joao Lourenco Offers Grace Period To Recover Funds

Angola will set a moratorium in January to allow citizens with money abroad to repatriate their funds, as the oil-producing country struggles to ease an acute dollar shortage that began soon after oil prices dropped in 2014. “Angolans who repatriate overseas funds and invest in the economy, companies that generate goods, services and jobs won’t […]

The Crisis In Jerusalem

The Crisis In Jerusalem

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah called on all “resistance” groups in the region to come up with a unified strategy to confront the U.S. administration’s recent decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Speaking via video link to thousands of protesters in Lebanon’s capital, Beirut, Nasrallah urged fighters to “formulate a clear, unified strategy” and a […]

Threat To Split Looms As ANC New Leader Emerges

Threat To Split Looms As ANC New Leader Emerges

As delegates from South Africa’s ruling African National Congress gather this week to pick a new leader to succeed President Jacob Zuma, they face a challenge that’s threatening to overshadow the contest: to stop the party from splitting. The likelihood of a breakup is probably the biggest in the ANC’s 105-year-old history, especially if Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, […]

Liberia’s Election : Court Probed Allegations Of Irregularities

Liberia’s Election : Court Probed Allegations Of Irregularities

Liberia’s Supreme Court told the electoral commission to proceed with organizing the final round of presidential elections that was initially scheduled Nov. 7 but put on hold to probe allegations of fraud during the first round.  The runoff should go ahead, Justice Philip Banks said in the ruling Thursday in the capital, Monrovia. The ruling […]

Ramaphosa Wins Most Endorsements In S. Africa’s ANC Campaign

Ramaphosa Wins Most Endorsements In S. Africa’s ANC Campaign

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa won endorsement from most African National Congress branches to succeed President Jacob Zuma as ruling party leader, giving him an edge — but not a guarantee of victory — in this month’s election. Ramaphosa was nominated for the presidency of the ANC by 1,860 branches, while 1,330 backed his main rival Nkosazana […]

Zimbabwe Loses US$5 Billion Through Externalization

Zimbabwe Loses US$5 Billion Through Externalization

AN advisor to government on the Ease of Doing Business, Ashok Chakravarti, has called for an investigation into the externalisation of funds, as it has emerged that US$5 billion could have been siphoned out of the country since dollarisation in 2009. Speaking at the Special Policy Dialogue Forum on the quest for political and economic […]

To Avoid Chaos In The Election,We Must Tread Carefully – Analysts

To Avoid Chaos In The Election,We Must Tread Carefully – Analysts

  Court challenges, allegations of vote rigging and outbreaks of violence — South Africa’s ruling party is in disarray less than three weeks before it’s scheduled to choose a new leader to replace President Jacob Zuma. The struggle for power has spawned such disorder that some analysts question whether the African National Congress can hold […]

The Terror In Sinai

The Terror In Sinai

His family village of Rawda was supposed to be a sanctuary for Suleiman after he fled fighting between security forces and Islamic extremists elsewhere in Egypt’s northern Sinai region.  On Friday, he was shot and left for dead in the country’s bloodiest terrorist attack in memory. He lost a son, two brothers, nephews and cousins in the […]

Ousted Zimbabwe Finance Minister Chombo In Court To Face Corruption Charges

Ousted Zimbabwe Finance Minister Chombo In Court To Face Corruption Charges

Former Zimbabwe finance minister Ignatius Chombo, who was among those detained by the military when they seized power before Robert Mugabe resigned this week, appeared in court on Saturday to face corruption charges. This was Chombo’s first public appearance since he was detained almost two weeks ago. He had no visible injuries and appeared calm, […]

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