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Threat To Split Looms As ANC New Leader Emerges

Threat To Split Looms As ANC New Leader Emerges

As delegates from South Africa’s ruling African National Congress gather this week to pick a new leader to succeed President Jacob Zuma, they face a challenge that’s threatening to overshadow the contest: to stop the party from splitting. The likelihood of a breakup is probably the biggest in the ANC’s 105-year-old history, especially if Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, […]

30 Percent Quota Abandoned For Women In Sierra Leone

30 Percent Quota Abandoned For Women In Sierra Leone

Women’s groups in the country have expressed dissatisfaction with President Ernest Bai Koroma’s failure to fulfil his promise to ensure that women acquire thirty percent quota in all aspects of governance in Sierra Leone. In 2010 President Koroma, during celebrations to mark International Women’s Day in Moyamba Town, Southern Sierra Leone, apologised to women in […]

Liberia’s Election : Court Probed Allegations Of Irregularities

Liberia’s Election : Court Probed Allegations Of Irregularities

Liberia’s Supreme Court told the electoral commission to proceed with organizing the final round of presidential elections that was initially scheduled Nov. 7 but put on hold to probe allegations of fraud during the first round.  The runoff should go ahead, Justice Philip Banks said in the ruling Thursday in the capital, Monrovia. The ruling […]

Women Score Big In Central Committee Elections

Women Score Big In Central Committee Elections

IN an unprecedented outcome, women have garnered the first eight highest votes compared to their male counterparts in the Swapo Party Central Committee elections. A total of 20 532 votes were counted in the female CC contest, while 20 734 were counted for the men with a total of 766 delegates at Swapo’s 6th congress […]

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa To Return Home After Mugabe Resignation

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa To Return Home After Mugabe Resignation

Zimbabwe’s former vice president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is expected to be sworn in as president following the resignation of Robert Mugabe, will return home on Wednesday, a ruling party ZANU-PF official said. Mnangagwa, whose sacking this month prompted the military takeover that forced Mugabe out, was expected to land in Zimbabwe at 1130 GMT, Larry […]

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe Told To Resign Ahead Of Impeachment Proceedings

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe Told To Resign Ahead Of Impeachment Proceedings

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe faced the start of an impeachment process on Tuesday and should heed his people’s call to resign, said Emmerson Mnangagwa, the ruling party’s candidate to replace him. ZANU-PF plans to bring the motion in parliament after a Monday noon deadline expired for the 93-year-old leader to step down to end nearly […]

Mugabe Could Be Impeached If He Doesn’t Resign

Mugabe Could Be Impeached If He Doesn’t Resign

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe could be impeached if he doesn’t bow to pressure to resign, according to four officials close to mediation efforts aimed at ending a political standoff in the southern African nation. The military placed the Mugabe, 93, under house arrest on Wednesday and detained top officials who’d backed his wife, Grace, to […]

Lourenco Fires Dos Santos’ Daughter as Sonangol Boss

Lourenco Fires Dos Santos’ Daughter as Sonangol Boss

  Angolan President Joao Lourenco dismissed Isabel dos Santos as chair of state-owned oil company Sonangol as he takes aim at the family of former President Jose Eduardo dos Santos. Africa’s richest woman was relieved of her post along with the entire board of Sonangol, according to a presidential statement. Later Wednesday the government ordered the […]

PACENET Gears For 50-50 Political Representation In Malawi

PACENET Gears For 50-50 Political Representation In Malawi

Pan African Civic Educators Network (PACENET), with funding from the United Nations (UN) Women, is developing a gender transformative training manual aimed at equipping local governance structures with skills to mobilize women for political leadership positions. The manual, which is to be released late this month, is set to identify key issues that work against […]

Zimbabwe’s Military Seizes Power, Threatening Mugabe’s Rule

Zimbabwe’s Military Seizes Power, Threatening Mugabe’s Rule

  The armed forces seized power in Zimbabwe after a week of confrontation with President Robert Mugabe’s government and said the action was needed to stave off violent conflict in the southern African nation that he’s ruled since 1980. The Zimbabwe Defense Forces will guarantee the safety of Mugabe, 93, and his family and is […]

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