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Materials Arrive For Fresh Elections In Malawi

Materials Arrive For Fresh Elections In Malawi

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) says it will take delivery of a consignment of indelible link and thumbprint pads ahead of the court-ordered fresh presidential election tentatively set for June 23. Mathanga: The indelible ink and thumbprint pads will be taken for storage at MEC warehouses in Lilongwe, Mzuzu and Blantyre. Chief elections officer Sam Alufandika […]

Root Causes Of South Sudan’s Conflict Untouched

Root Causes Of South Sudan’s Conflict Untouched

Since civil war broke out in December 2013 in the young state of South Sudan, the country has made 12 peace agreements. None of which have brought sustainable peace. The parties continue to battle over control of resources, mostly oil. As a result of this continuing conflict, about 7.5 million people need humanitarian aid. Three United Nations agencies have warned an […]

Botswana To Set Election Petition Appeals

Botswana To Set Election Petition Appeals

Justice Singh Walia of the Court of Appeal yesterday set January 29 as the date for hearing the consolidated election petition appeals. Delivering the ruling, Judge Walia noted that the appeals followed the dismissal of election results petitions by Gaborone and Francistown high courts in December as they were viewed to be lacking some essential […]

Benin Orders EU Ambassador To Leave

Benin Orders EU Ambassador To Leave

The West African nation has reportedly moved to expel the EU ambassador, on accusations of interfering in domestic affairs. Benin has faced a crisis after a new election law excluded opposition parties. Benin ordered EU ambassador Oliver Nette to leave the country on Wednesday, diplomatic sources told AFP news agency. The Beninese government accused the […]

Zimbabwe Hikes Electricity Tariffs By More Than 200 Percent

Zimbabwe Hikes Electricity Tariffs By More Than 200 Percent

Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube has more than doubled electricity tariffs for ordinary consumers with more than 200 per cent effective immediately. Presenting his 2019 Mid-Term Monetary Policy Review statement on Thursday, Ncube gave power utility, Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa) the nod to implement the tariff increase. “Electricity tariffs for domestic consumers will be increased […]

6 People Killed In Sudan’s Protests

6 People Killed In Sudan’s Protests

Talks on power-sharing between Sudan’s Transitional Military Council and the opposition have been postponed after six people were killed in protests.  The deaths occurred in the city of Obbayed. Sudan’s Transitional Military Council and opposition groups suspended talks on a draft constitution Monday after violence in North Kordofan state killed six protesters, including school students. […]

One Year After Peace Deal, Little Has Changed In Eritrea

One Year After Peace Deal, Little Has Changed In Eritrea

Today marks one year since the historic peace agreement between Ethiopia and Eritrea, which ended 20 years of intermittent conflict between the two countries. Eritrea’s leaders had long used the “no war, no peace” situation with Ethiopia to justify some of their most repressive policies, and many had hoped that the peace deal would usher in a […]

‘ I Understand That There Are Issues In The Country’ – President Weah Responds To Protesting Liberians

‘ I Understand That There Are Issues In The Country’ – President Weah Responds To Protesting Liberians

Following the 7 June protests, the organisers gave President Weah a one-month ultimatum to act. That deadline is fast-approaching. It has now been almost three weeks since Liberia witnessed its biggest anti-government protests since the end of civil war in 2003. In a mass action on 7 June, thousands of people took the streets to […]

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 […]

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