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Chad Leader Idriss Deby Dies On Battlefield After Winning Reelection

Chad Leader Idriss Deby Dies On Battlefield After Winning Reelection

Idriss Deby took power in a coup decades ago and died fighting against rebels trying to oust him. Over 30 years, Deby has been a maverick figure in the Sahel region, with friends in the West but enemies close to home. Idriss Deby, the son of a shepherd who went on to lead his country […]

All Employers Must Pay N30,000 New Minimum Wage – FG

All Employers Must Pay N30,000 New Minimum Wage – FG

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday gave Nigerian workers a surprise package as he signed into law the new monthly minimum wage of N30, 000 for the least paid employee in the country. Instead of the May 1, 2019 implementation date sought by the workers, Buhari said that it became effective from yesterday (April 18). Through his […]

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika To Resign By April 28

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika To Resign By April 28

The president’s office made the announcement after weeks of street protests, delays, resignations and political discussions. The powerful military had also called for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to go. President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is to resign before his mandate expires on April 28, his office said Monday. The president will take “steps to ensure state institutions continue […]

Biya Wins Cameroon Election To Extend 36-year Rule

Biya Wins Cameroon Election To Extend 36-year Rule

Cameroonian President Paul Biya has won re-election by a landslide, official results showed on Monday, extending his 36-year rule despite claims from two leading opposition candidates that the vote was fraudulent. At 85, Biya is the oldest leader in sub-Saharan Africa and the victory cements his place as one of Africa’s longest-serving rulers. Most Cameroonians […]

Namibian President Wants Land Expropriated To Boost Black Ownership

Namibian President Wants Land Expropriated To Boost Black Ownership

Namibia’s president called on Monday for a change to the constitution to allow the government to expropriate land and re-distribute it to the majority black population. “The willing-buyer willing-seller principle has not delivered results. Careful consideration should be given to expropriation,” President Hage Geingob said at the opening of the Second National Land Conference in […]

South Sudan’s Main Rebel Group Accuses Government Of Violating Ceasefire

South Sudan’s Main Rebel Group Accuses Government Of Violating Ceasefire

South Sudan’s main rebel force SPLM-IO has accused government forces of attacking their defensive positions a day after both sides signed a peace deal, while the U.N. mission said one of its peacekeepers was shot and wounded by a government soldier. President Salva Kiir signed a peace agreement with rebel factions in the Ethiopian capital […]

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe Says Now Accepts Mnangagwa As Legitimate President

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe Says Now Accepts Mnangagwa As Legitimate President

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe has said he now accepts President Emmerson Mnangagwa as the country’s legitimate leader after initially accusing him of leading a “disgraceful” de facto coup that ended his near four-decades rule last year. On the eve of the July 30 vote, Mugabe said he would vote for the opposition to remove Mnangagwa’s “military […]

Buhari Urges Nigerian Troops To Attack Bandits Seriously

Buhari Urges Nigerian Troops To Attack Bandits Seriously

 President Muhammadu Buhari said Saturday in Katsina that the spate of insecurity in some areas of military operation was disgraceful. He asked Nigerian troops to be “ruthless” in the battle against bandits, criminals and kidnappers. Buhari, who returned to Abuja Saturday after spending five days in his hometown of Daura, where he had celebrated the […]

Police Search For Motive After 49 Hurt in Zimbabwe Election Blast

Police Search For Motive After 49 Hurt in Zimbabwe Election Blast

Police said on Sunday 49 people were hurt in the explosion at Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s weekend election rally, with the number expected to rise, but they were still searching for a motive for the blast. Mnangagwa came to power in November after a de facto army coup forced his longtime mentor Robert Mugabe to […]

Ivorians Vote In Senate Poll Likely To Shore Up President’s Power

Ivorians Vote In Senate Poll Likely To Shore Up President’s Power

Ivorians voted for a new senate on Saturday in a poll likely to shore up President Alassane Ouattara’s grip on power, amidst an opposition boycott, while doing little to relieve ethnic tensions lingering from a decade of crisis. The creation of the upper house, a provision of the new constitution enacted by referendum in late […]

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