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Zimbabwe’s Commission Slams Attacks On Women Politicians

Zimbabwe’s Commission Slams Attacks On Women Politicians

A case in point being the attempted murder of MDC-T president Dr Thokozani Khupe by MDC Chamisa faction supporters at the burial of party founding president Mr Morgan Tsvangirai in Buhera in February; and the subsequent verbal abuse she was subjected to in her tussle for leadership of the party. Mr Chamisa’s supporters called Dr […]

Eritrea Welcomes Ethiopia PM’s Olive Branch, Raising Hopes Of Breakthrough

Eritrea Welcomes Ethiopia PM’s Olive Branch, Raising Hopes Of Breakthrough

Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki raised hopes of a breakthrough in one of Africa’s most intractable conflicts on Wednesday by describing recent peace overtures from arch-enemy Ethiopia as “positive signals”. Speaking at a Martyrs’ Day event in the capital, Asmara, 72-year-old Isaias said he was sending a delegation to Addis Ababa to understand the position of […]

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa, Main Rival Sign Up For First Post-Mugabe Election

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa, Main Rival Sign Up For First Post-Mugabe Election

President Emmerson Mnangagwa registered on Thursday for Zimbabwe’s first national elections of the post-Mugabe era, with his main rival Nelson Chamisa hoping to rally younger voters against the generation that won independence. Western governments and investors will be closely watching the July 30 presidential and parliamentary ballots, for which monitors got clearance to deploy for […]

Liberia Lawmaker Promises To Rally Support For Women Bill Passage

Liberia Lawmaker Promises To Rally Support For Women Bill Passage

Women Legislative Caucus Chairperson and River Cess County District #1 Rep. Rosanna Schaack has promised the women of Liberia that she is at the Legislature for the passage of women bills that are in committee rooms. Speaking at a mock legislative session at the Capitol Building Wednesday, 13 June, Rep. Schaack said there are few […]

Uganda’s President, Police Vow Crackdown After Killing of MP

Uganda’s President, Police Vow Crackdown After Killing of MP

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and the country’s police chief have vowed a crackdown on crime after a ruling-party lawmaker was shot dead last week by men on motorbikes. At the funeral on Monday of MP Ibrahim Abiriga, Museveni said the government would ban motorcycle riders from wearing hooded jackets. The men who shot the lawmaker […]

South Africa Elected to UN Security Council for 2019-20

South Africa Elected to UN Security Council for 2019-20

United Nations General Assembly elected South Africa to serve on the UN Security Council for the term 2019-20 as a non-permanent member. This will be the third time that South Africa will be serving on the council since the end of white-minority apartheid rule in 1994, the country’s presidency said in emailed statement Friday.

Zimbabwe’s Opposition MDC Party Vows To Revive Economy If It Wins July Election

Zimbabwe’s Opposition MDC Party Vows To Revive Economy If It Wins July Election

Zimbabwe’s main opposition party promised on Thursday to revive the economy if it wins an election in July by cutting taxes, abolishing a quasi-currency “bond note”, joining a regional monetary union and seeking debt relief. The country holds its first vote since Robert Mugabe’s downfall in November after nearly 40 years in power. New President […]

Nigeria Lawmakers Issue Demands To President Amid Strained Relations

Nigeria Lawmakers Issue Demands To President Amid Strained Relations

Nigerian lawmakers on Tuesday issued a list of demands to the president, largely related to security, in the latest sign of strained relations between the executive and legislature months before the country goes to the polls. President Muhammadu Buhari won election in 2015 mostly on his vow to improve security and fight corruption. But tensions […]

Ethiopia’s Parliament Approves Government’s Move To End Emergency Rule

Ethiopia’s Parliament Approves Government’s Move To End Emergency Rule

Ethiopia’s parliament approved on Tuesday the government’s decision to lift a six-month state of emergency two months earlier than planned, state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting reported. The government imposed emergency rule in February to clamp down on unrest sparked by a planned development scheme for the capital Addis Ababa which some fear will lead to land seizures […]

South Africa’s Zuma Behind Backlash Against Ramaphosa, ANC Ally Says

South Africa’s Zuma Behind  Backlash Against Ramaphosa, ANC Ally Says

South Africa’s former leader Jacob Zuma is impeding a crackdown on corruption by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) under President Cyril Ramaphosa, the head of the communist party said. The ANC has become increasingly divided since Zuma was ousted by Ramaphosa’s faction in February. Many of Zuma’s allies remain in top party positions and […]

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