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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 […]

The Abuja-Kaduna Airports: A testimony

The Abuja-Kaduna Airports: A testimony

I have just returned from Abuja travelling through the Kaduna airport. As we disembarked from the aircraft and moved towards the arrival section, I could hear an announcement being made. The diction of the announcer was clear. She didn’t sound like those On-Air-Personalities (OAP, they are called) who speak as if they have hot water […]

Kenya’s President Warns Against Violence During Party Nominations

Kenya’s President Warns Against Violence During Party Nominations

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Thursday his government would not tolerate violence between rival camps of supporters in party primaries before a national election in August. Two parliamentary candidates have been treated in hospital after being caught up in such a clash – a decade after an eruption of ethnic violence, in which more […]

Theresa May Seeks Snap U.K. Election to Get Brexit Backing

Theresa May Seeks Snap U.K. Election to Get Brexit Backing

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said she will seek an early election on June 8, in an unexpected gamble aimed at strengthening her hand going into talks on leaving the European Union. The surprise statement came less than a month after she triggered the formal start of Brexit and marks a reversal of her position […]

Erdogan’s Bid for More Power Awaits Outcome of Turkish Vote

Erdogan’s Bid for More Power Awaits Outcome of Turkish Vote

Turkish voters will decide on Sunday whether to endorse President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s bid to centralize power in his hands in the most radical shake-up since the republic was formed 93 years ago. Opinion polls this month showed the referendum was too close to predict after two months of campaigning that divided Turks and damaged […]

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 […]

Gambia Chooses Lawmakers as New Leader Seeks Backing for Reforms

Gambia Chooses Lawmakers as New Leader Seeks Backing for Reforms

    Gambians are going to the polls today in a parliamentary vote that will be crucial for the new government’s ability to implement reforms after two decades of rule by Yahya Jammeh, the former dictator ousted by West African neighbors in January. President Adama Barrow defeated Jammeh in presidential elections in December with the […]

Top ANC Leaders Oppose Zuma’s Plan to Fire Gordhan

Top ANC Leaders Oppose Zuma’s Plan to Fire Gordhan

Three of the top six officials of South Africa’s ruling party told President Jacob Zuma that they opposed his plan to fire Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, a person with knowledge of the matter said. Zuma told the African National Congress leaders in a meeting on Monday that he wanted to dismiss Gordhan because he was […]

Senate Vs EFCC – Who Is Witch-Hunting Whom?

Senate Vs EFCC – Who Is Witch-Hunting Whom?

The EFCC in an incriminating report sent to the President alleges that the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and some of his aides and associates, of which his Deputy Chief of Staff, Gbenga Makanjuola, ex-Managing Director of Heritage Bank, Robert Mbonu and other companies, allegedly assisted the Senate President, already on trial for alleged false declaration […]

Somalia’s New Prime Minister Names 26-Minister Cabinet

Somalia’s New Prime Minister Names 26-Minister Cabinet

Somalia’s new prime minister named a 26-strong cabinet on Tuesday, including a former foreign affairs chief as finance minister and a BBC journalist as the country’s top diplomat. Hassan Ali Khaire, who was appointed to the post by President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed last month, read out his list of cabinet ministers to reporters. President Mohamed […]

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