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Mugabe’s Ruling Party Fractures as Zimbabwean Opposition Unites

Mugabe’s Ruling Party Fractures as Zimbabwean Opposition Unites

As Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s ruling party is increasingly gripped by faction fighting, a once-splintered opposition is pledging to mount a united challenge to the 93-year-old leader in elections next year. At the center of the infighting in the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front is its political commissar, Saviour Kasukuwere, a leading figure in the […]

Angola Joins Solidarity Campaign For Gender Equality

Angola Joins Solidarity Campaign For Gender Equality

The National Assembly Wednesday joined the worldwide solidarity campaign for gender equality, “He for she” The Angolan parliament’s accession comes as a result of the recommendation of the 39th plenary assembly of the parliamentary forum of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), held last year in the Kingdom of Swaziland to join the “He for […]

Tanzania Among Top Best Countries For Investment In Africa

Tanzania Among Top Best Countries For Investment In Africa

Tanzania has featured in a list of top ten most attractive for investment flowing destination into African continent, emerging the only state from East Africa bloc. According to Africa Investment Index 2016, Tanzania was slotted on position eight ahead of Namibia and Burkina Faso, but below Algeria (on position 7), Cote d’Ivoire (6) and Zambia (5). […]

African Migrants Sold In Libya ‘Slave Markets’, Says IOM

African Migrants Sold In Libya ‘Slave Markets’, Says IOM

Africans trying to reach Europe are being sold by their captors in “slave markets” in Libya, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has said. According to a BBC report on Tuesday, victims have told IOM that after being detained by people smugglers or militia groups, they were taken to town squares or car parks to […]

New Details Emerge On Museveni, Besigye Talks

New Details Emerge On Museveni, Besigye Talks

The Swedish mediator for the planned talks between President Museveni and four-time presidential candidate, Dr Kizza Besigye, secretly visited and held one-on-one, but separate, conversations with the two men in December 2016 and again last month, this newspaper can reveal. Details contained in official correspondences show that Ms Annika Söder, the Swedish State Secretary, has […]

A Struggle For Survival In Yemen

A Struggle For Survival In Yemen

More than half of the population (14.1 million people) is without enough to eat. Over 7 million of these people are one step away from famine. About 13 million Yemenis do not have access to safe water sources, with rural areas most affected. The economy has been shattered, food prices are on the rise and […]

Ethiopian Parliament Extends State Of Emergency By Four More Months

Ethiopian Parliament Extends State Of Emergency By Four More Months

Ethiopia extended the current State Of Emergency by four additional months. The SoE was first declared in Oct. 2016 and was due to end in April. The House of People’s Representative, dominated by the ruling EPRDF, during its regular meeting this morning unanimously approved the extension. Speaking to the house while explaining the necessity for […]

Zimbabwe Police Out In Force Ahead Of Opposition Protest

Zimbabwe Police Out In Force Ahead Of Opposition Protest

Zimbabwean police deployed water cannon and anti-riot officers on the streets of the capital on Wednesday ahead of a planned demonstration by opposition parties against changes to the voter registration process. Anti-government protests in August descended into some of the worst violence seen in the southern African nation for two decades as anger over economic […]

Africa Will Not Move Till Women Are In Charge – Graça Machel

Africa Will Not Move Till Women Are In Charge – Graça Machel

As a former first lady, and the wife of South Africa’s iconic leader Nelson Mandela, she has taken a leading role the economic liberation of women. The Citizen News Editor Esther Karin Mngodo met with Ms Machel to discuss the vision of one of Africa’s most revered women: How did WAA begin? We have recognisable […]

Gabon Opposition Rejects President’s Call For Talks To Ease Tensions

Gabon Opposition Rejects President’s Call For Talks To Ease Tensions

Gabonese President Ali Bongo has offered to hold talks with opposition parties in an apparent bid to ease tensions over his contested re-election last year, but his main political rival swiftly rejected the call for dialogue. Responding to a presidency statement issued late on Friday, opposition leader Jean Ping branded the proposal for talks starting […]

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