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South Sudan Govt Delays Formation Of Unity Govt By 6 Months

South Sudan Govt Delays Formation Of Unity Govt By 6 Months

Parties to the South Sudan peace agreement on Friday agreed to delay the formation of a transitional government for six months, providing temporary guarantees that the deal could hold for now. The extension which starts on May 12, the day the transitional government was to be formed, means the chief principals, President Salva Kiir and […]

I Will Not Stay In Office An Extra Day – President John Magufuli

I Will Not Stay In Office An Extra Day – President John Magufuli

 President John Magufuli on Wednesday, March 3, said he would not be tempted to stay an extra day in office after his mandate in office ends. Speaking in Newala during his official tour of Mtwara Region which started on Tuesday, the President said, ‘My position is temporary and once my tenure ends I will leave […]

Cameroonian Journalists Detained While Covering Opposition Gathering

Cameroonian Journalists Detained While Covering Opposition Gathering

 Authorities in Cameroon should immediately release journalists Théodore Tchopa and David Eyengue Nzima, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The two journalists, from privately owned daily newspaper Le Jour, were arrested yesterday while covering an opposition gathering in Douala, Denis Nkwebo, their deputy editor in chief and the president of the Cameroonian journalists’ trade […]

Congo Votes for Successor to Kabila in Long-Delayed Election

Congo Votes for Successor to Kabila in Long-Delayed Election

The Democratic Republic of Congo voted Sunday for a successor to long-serving President Joseph Kabila after a tense campaign the opposition said was marred by crackdowns and disruptions. Kabila’s handpicked successor, Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, is running for the ruling coalition and faces strong challenges from opposition alliances headed by Felix Tshisekedi and Martin Fayulu. The […]

Ethiopia Arrests Ex-head Of Army Firm As Crackdown Targets Security Services

Ethiopia Arrests Ex-head Of Army Firm As Crackdown Targets Security Services

Kinfe Dagnew, a Brigadier General in Ethiopia’s army and former chief executive of METEC, was taken into custody close to the border with Sudan and Eritrea, state-run broadcaster EBC said. State media broadcast footage showing Kinfe surrounded by a ring of soldiers and later images of him in handcuffs arriving by military helicopter in the […]

New Tax Evokes Memories of 2008 Crisis in Zimbabwe

New Tax Evokes Memories of 2008 Crisis in Zimbabwe

When Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa appointed a comparatively youthful, Cambridge-trained economist as finance minister in September, he gave him an almost impossible task: repay billions of dollars in debt and ignite a stagnating economy. Mthuli Ncube, 55, quickly moved to impose a two percent tax on electronic transactions in a bid to raise $700 million […]

Biya Wins Cameroon Election To Extend 36-year Rule

Biya Wins Cameroon Election To Extend 36-year Rule

Cameroonian President Paul Biya has won re-election by a landslide, official results showed on Monday, extending his 36-year rule despite claims from two leading opposition candidates that the vote was fraudulent. At 85, Biya is the oldest leader in sub-Saharan Africa and the victory cements his place as one of Africa’s longest-serving rulers. Most Cameroonians […]

Congo Frees Supporters of Jailed Presidential Candidate Mokoko

Congo Frees Supporters of Jailed Presidential Candidate Mokoko

Authorities in the Republic of Congo freed 11 political prisoners who backed opposition presidential candidate Jean-Marie Michel Mokoko in elections two years ago, said a lawyer who represented them.  Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso, who is scheduled to meet French President Emmanuel Macron next month, has faced international pressure to improve his administration’s human-rights record. […]

Ivory Coast’s Ruling Coalition Wins Majority in Local Vote

Ivory Coast’s Ruling Coalition Wins Majority in Local Vote

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara’s ruling alliance won a majority in local elections that were contested by its former coalition partner as political divisions in the world’s biggest cocoa grower widen ahead of a 2020 presidential vote. Ouattara’s Rally of Houphouetists for Democracy and Peace took 92 municipalities in the Oct. 13 election, the electoral […]

Tanzania Defends Changing Its Statistics Law

Tanzania Defends Changing Its Statistics Law

Tanzania is amending its Statistics Act to ensure that all official published data are accurate, and the changes won’t restrict freedom of speech, Finance Minister Philip Mpango said. Mpango made the comments to the International Monetary Fund’s regional representative, Maxwell Mkwezalamba, at a meeting in Indonesia, according to an email from the minister’s office on […]

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