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S.Africa’s ANC Scolds Pretoria Mayor For “Regrettable” Taiwan Visit

S.Africa’s ANC Scolds Pretoria Mayor For “Regrettable” Taiwan Visit

South Africa’s ruling ANC party rebuked the opposition mayor of Pretoria for visiting Taiwan last month in what it called a violation of its foreign policy that recognises only the People’s Republic of China. The ANC said any officials making trips at odds with South Africa’s foreign relationships should be stripped of their passports. China […]

Congo Talks Near Deal For Kabila To Step Down in 2017

Congo Talks Near Deal For Kabila To Step Down in 2017

Political rivals in Democratic Republic of Congo neared a deal on Saturday for President Joseph Kabila to leave power in 2017 after dozens of people were killed during protests this week at the end of his mandate. Under the agreement, elections would be held next year and Kabila, who took power in Africa’s fourth most […]

West Africa Bloc To Take ‘Necessary Actions’ To Uphold Gambia Vote Result

West Africa Bloc To Take ‘Necessary Actions’ To Uphold Gambia Vote Result

The West African regional bloc said on Saturday it would take all necessary actions to uphold the result of a Dec. 1 election in Gambia, where veteran President Yahya Jammeh says he will not step down after losing to Adama Barrow. ECOWAS leaders said in a communique marking the end of a summit in the […]

Gambia President Jammeh Rejects Outcome Of Dec. 1 Election

Gambia President Jammeh Rejects Outcome Of Dec. 1 Election

  Gambian President Yahya Jammeh said on Friday he rejects the outcome of last week’s election that he lost to opposition leader Adama Barrow and called for fresh elections. The announcement made on state television throws the future of the West African country into doubt after the unexpected election result ended Jammeh’s 22-year rule and […]

Ghana President Mahama Asks For Second Term To Consolidate Gains

Ghana President Mahama Asks For Second Term To Consolidate Gains

Ghana President John Mahama, facing a tough challenge in this week’s election, said on Monday he had done his best in the past four years and deserved a second term to consolidate economic and infrastructure gains. “I humbly ask for your mandate on Wednesday … to complete the journey which we all started together,” Mahama […]

Gambia’s Jammeh To Hand Over Power By End January: Minister

Gambia’s Jammeh To Hand Over Power By End January: Minister

Gambia’s defeated President Yahya Jammeh remains in the country and will hand over power to president-elect Adama Barrow in January following a transition period, the communications minister said on Sunday. Jammeh, who has ruled the West African nation for 22 years, has not been seen in public since he shocked observers by accepting his surprise […]

Will Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama Hold on To Power?

Will Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama Hold on To Power?

  On 7 December, over 15 million Ghanaians are expected to take to the polls to vote in the country‚Äôs seventh general elections. Having become a multiparty state in the early 90s, Ghana is touted for its democratic maturity. However, issues exist that are part of the discussion about the upcoming elections. Some Ghanaians are […]

South Africa’s ANC Backs Zuma After Calls For Him To Quit

South Africa’s ANC Backs Zuma After Calls For Him To Quit

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress said on Tuesday its executive committee had stood by President Jacob Zuma in a debate called after media reported that four ministers had demanded his resgination. The ANC denied media reports that there had been a formal no-confidence vote in the debate which ended on Monday night. The rand […]

Egypt Refers Militants Charged In Sisi Death Plot To Military Judiciary

Egypt Refers Militants Charged In Sisi Death Plot To Military Judiciary

Egypt’s public prosecutor has brought before the military judiciary 292 suspected Islamic State militants, some of whom are accused of plotting to assassinate President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef. The suspects are accused of belonging to 22 cells and carrying out 19 attacks in total, including the assassination of […]

U.S. Wants U.N. To Blacklist South Sudan’s Machar, Malong

U.S. Wants U.N. To Blacklist South Sudan’s Machar, Malong

The United States proposed on Friday that the United Nations Security Council blacklist South Sudan opposition figure Riek Machar, South Sudan army chief Paul Malong and South Sudan Information Minister Michael Makuei. The United States circulated the three names to the 15-member council in an annex, seen by Reuters, to a draft resolution that would […]