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ANC seen saving South Africa’s Zuma in impeachment vote

ANC seen saving South Africa’s Zuma in impeachment vote

The African National Congress has given President Jacob Zuma the support he needs to survive an impeachment vote called after South Africa’s top court ruled he had breached the constitution. Parliament will later on Tuesday debate and vote on a motion to remove Zuma from office after the constitutional court ruled last week that the […]

President Mahamadou Issoufou Sworn in for Second and Last Term

President Mahamadou Issoufou Sworn in for Second and Last Term

Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou has been sworn into office for the second and last five-year term. The leader was sworn in by the country’s Constitutional Court at a ceremony held in the capital, Niamey, late on Saturday. Eight Heads of State, including the Senegalese leader, Macky Sall and 44 Speakers of parliament from across Africa […]

Donald Trump’s rock-bottom ratings with women

Donald Trump’s rock-bottom ratings with women

Just how bad are Donald Trump’s problems with women? Bad enough that roughly seven out of 10 women voters in recent polls say they have a negative impression of him. And that was before the news coverage of his threat to “spill the beans” about Ted Cruz’s wife and his talk about punishing women who […]

Hillary Should Be Celebrated Not Smeared With Sexism

Hillary Should Be Celebrated Not Smeared With Sexism

It has been a bizarre election year. Donald Trump is poised to become the Republican’s presidential nominee despite his blatant sexist and racist rhetoric and weird obsession with Fox News reporter, Megyn Kelly. Meanwhile, on the other side of the political aisle, history is being made with Hillary Clinton becoming the first woman ever to […]

Egypt’s Sisi names 10 ministers in cabinet reshuffle

Egypt’s Sisi names 10 ministers in cabinet reshuffle

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi named 10 new ministers, including the finance and investment portfolios, in a cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday meant to help revive an economy laid low by years of political turmoil and militant violence. Banking veteran Amr el-Garhy was appointed finance minister and Dalia Khorshid investment minister, a presidency statement said. Sisi also […]

Congo opposition accuses Sassou Nguesso of pre-election fraud

Congo opposition accuses Sassou Nguesso of pre-election fraud

Three opposition candidates accused Congo Republic President Denis Sassou Nguesso on Friday of preparing for widespread vote-rigging two days before an election in which he is expected to win another term of office, extending his long rule. Sassou Nguesso has led the oil-producing nation for 32 of the last 37 years and pushed through constitutional […]

ANALYSIS: Zanzibar Votes Again, but What Next?

ANALYSIS: Zanzibar Votes Again, but What Next?

The results from Zanzibar’s election re-run on 20 March are a foregone conclusion. But what happens next is not. Here are 5 possibilities. In the aftermath of Tanzania’s October 2015 elections, the respective fates of the mainland and the semi-autonomous islands of Zanzibar could not have been more different. Dr John Magufuli secured a clear […]

Economic Crisis: 14 things Nigerian governors fail to do to cut waste

Economic Crisis: 14 things Nigerian governors fail to do to cut waste

The current decline in global crude oil prices is a wake-up call for Nigerian states to rise to the realities of looking inwards to survive through the difficult times. Most states of the federation apparently live from hand to mouth, severely feeling the impact of plunging oil prices. Every month, their representatives go to Abuja […]

Angola’s veteran leader Dos Santos says to step down in 2018

Angola’s veteran leader Dos Santos says to step down in 2018

Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who has been in power since 1979 and is one of Africa’s longest-ruling leaders, said on Friday he intended to step down in 2018 but gave no reason for his decision and did not name a preferred successor. Angola, a member of OPEC and Africa’s second largest oil exporter […]

Benin to choose new president amid economic, logistical concerns

Benin to choose new president amid economic, logistical concerns

Benin will vote for a new president on Sunday in a crowded race focused on boosting the flagging economy, though logistical problems may keep hundreds of thousands from casting their ballots. Current President Thomas Boni Yayi is stepping down after two terms at the helm of the small West African cotton-producer, leaving 33 candidates vying […]