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President Buhari Vows to Intensify War on Militants

President Buhari Vows to Intensify War on Militants

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari vowed to step up the fight against the Islamist militants and proponents of secession in his first speech after returning from three months of sick leave in London. Nigeria’s national unity is “not negotiable,” Buhari, 74, said Monday in a nationally televised address. “Terrorists and criminals must be fought and destroyed […]

Zimbabwe Seeks Immunity In South Africa For Grace Mugabe

Zimbabwe Seeks Immunity In South Africa For Grace Mugabe

Zimbabwe’s government has requested diplomatic immunity in South Africa for President Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace Mugabe after a charge of assault was laid against her. “Mrs. Mugabe’s legal team has asked for diplomatic immunity and the request is under consideration,” Clayson Monyela, spokesman for South Africa’s Department of International Relations and Cooperation, said by phone […]

CAPP Group Tasks Women On Political Participation

CAPP Group Tasks Women On Political Participation

Women in Plateau State have been charged to take advantage of their large number and actively participate in politics. They were also advised to aspire for elective and appointive positions in government. The call was made by Nelson Ananze, the Acting Executive Director of Community Action for Popular Participation (CAPP) in Plateau State during a […]

Political Parties Urged To Fix Laws To Embrace Women In Malawi

Political Parties Urged To Fix Laws To Embrace Women In Malawi

 Political parties in the country have been urged to revise some of their party constitutions to allow women actively participate in party politics at all levels. Governance, Gender, Justice and Development Centre (GGJDC), District Coordinator for Mchinji, Gerevasio Zulu said this Sunday during the awareness meeting held at the boma. He said it was sad […]

Making Power Uncomfortable In Nigeria

The continuing mystery of President Buhari’s illness and the handling of the saga by his aides is more evidence that Nigeria’s political system works almost independently of the individual nominally in charge. If we had a responsive and functional political system in Nigeria, the independence of the system from political actors would be a good […]

Economic Storm Clouds Hang Over Kenyan Leader’s Second Term

Economic Storm Clouds Hang Over Kenyan Leader’s Second Term

Winning a second disputed election may have been the easy part for Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. Now he needs to tackle daunting economic challenges ranging from slackening growth and runaway government spending to an unemployment rate that tops 40 percent. Kenyatta resoundingly won an Aug. 8 rematch of a 2013 contest against former Prime Minister Raila […]

Jittery Kenyans Vote In Odinga’s Last Bid For Presidency

Jittery Kenyans Vote In Odinga’s Last Bid For Presidency

Millions of people go to the polls in Kenya on Tuesday amid fears that the latest electoral clash between its foremost political dynasties could once again descend into violence. President Uhuru Kenyatta, 55, the businessman son of Kenya’s first president, is running for the second time against arch rival Raila Odinga, a 72-year-old former political […]

Mozambique President Meets With Opposition Leader Ahead of Vote

Mozambique President Meets With Opposition Leader Ahead of Vote

Mozambique’s president, Filipe Nyusi, met with the leader of the main opposition party, Afonso Dhlakama, in the Gorongosa forest where Dhlakama has been in hiding. “The two leaders discussed and agreed on the next steps in the peace process, which they hope to be completed by the end of the year,” according to a press statement […]

Intimidation Tactics Gagging Traders in Kenya’s Currency Market

Intimidation Tactics Gagging Traders in Kenya’s Currency Market

Kenya’s central bank is taking an unusual approach to protecting its currency: intimidation. Monetary authorities in Nairobi have been cracking down on selling, hedging and even making bearish predictions, according to traders and analysts. In a sign of the skittishness, none of 12 market participants contacted by Bloomberg spoke on the record, citing possible retaliation. […]

Rwanda’s Kagame Wins Third Presidential Term By A Landslide

Rwanda’s Kagame Wins Third Presidential Term By A Landslide

Incumbent leader Paul Kagame swept to a landslide victory in Rwanda’s presidential election, securing a third term in office and extending his 17 years in power, final results showed on Saturday. Kagame has won international praise for presiding over a peaceful and rapid economic recovery in Rwanda since the 1994 genocide, when an estimated 800,000 […]

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