Nyusi and Dhlakama should hold talks  – Chissano

Nyusi and Dhlakama should hold talks – Chissano

Joaquim Chissano, the erstwhile president of Mozambique has called on his country's current leader Philip Nyusi to hold talks with the leader of the main opposition Renamo party, ...

Lesotho: SADC Commission rejects army request

Lesotho: SADC Commission rejects army request

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Commission of inquiry into Lesotho's instability has rejected a request by the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) to alter its terms of ...

Malawi trims principal secretaries to 41

Malawi trims principal secretaries to 41

Malawi's Vice President, Saulos Chilima has confirmed a government move to trim its Principal Secretaries (PS) in the civil service from 96 to currently 41 as part of its general ...

Lesotho: Exiled party leaders want inquiry in S/Africa

Lesotho: Exiled party leaders want inquiry in S/Africa

Exiled Basotho opposition leaders currently in exile say they have asked the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Commission of Inquiry to convene a sitting in South Africa ...

Tension at Libyan embassy in Gambian capital as new envoy takes over

Tension at Libyan embassy in Gambian capital as new envoy takes over

There is tension in the Libyan embassy in Banjul, the Gambian capital, caused by the unceremonious replacement of the ambassador, APA reliably learns here on Wednesday. A senior ...

Congolese warlord’s trial opens at ICC

Congolese warlord’s trial opens at ICC

The trial of Congolese warlord, Bosco Ntaganda, started on Wednesday morning at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, where the 41 year-old former rebel leader will ...

Al Shabaab attack in Somalia kills unspecified number of Ugandan soldiers

Al Shabaab attack in Somalia kills unspecified number of Ugandan soldiers

Al-Shabaab insurgents on Tuesday morning attacked a Ugandan army base in Somalia, killing an unspecified number of soldiers. Although various accounts gave differing numbers of the ...

Zimbabwe: Mugabe appoints two new ministers

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has appointed two new ministers as he seeks to bolster the performance of his government, an official announced on Thursday night.According to acting presidential spokesperson Regis Chikowore, the veteran leader has appointed former Deputy Sports Minister Tabitha Kanengoni-Malunga as Minister of State in Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko's Office while Clifford Sibanda ...

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Nyusi and Dhlakama should hold talks – Chissano

Joaquim Chissano, the erstwhile president of Mozambique has called on his country's current leader Philip Nyusi to hold talks with the leader of the main opposition Renamo party, Afonso Dhlakama. Chissano told journalists on the sidelines of events marking Radio Mozambique's 40 years as a public broadcaster on Thursday admonished Renamo leaders to accept a proposed meeting with President Nyusi to thrash out ...

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CAR gov’t requests for new electoral timetable

The Central African Republic government is requesting a new timetable from the National Election Authority (ANE), according to government spokesman, Mr. Dominique Said Paguendji.Speaking to journalists in Bangui on Thursday, Paguendji, who is also the Minister of Public Safety, said the current electoral calendar is no longer tenable in view of the difficulties plaguing the electoral process. According to ...

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Lesotho: SADC Commission rejects army request

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Commission of inquiry into Lesotho's instability has rejected a request by the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) to alter its terms of reference, APA can report on Thursday.Colonel Bulane Sechele of the LDF Thursday asked the Commission to omit its inquiry into the alleged mutiny within the LDF. He argued that it would be dealing with the same subject matter as the ...

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Malawi trims principal secretaries to 41

Malawi's Vice President, Saulos Chilima has confirmed a government move to trim its Principal Secretaries (PS) in the civil service from 96 to currently 41 as part of its general public sector reforms program.He was on Thursday quoted by several newspapers as saying that the number will go further down given that some officials are poised for retirement while others are being redeployed. "There will be no ...

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Sierra Leone: Koroma assures judiciary of support

Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma has said his government recognized the role of the judiciary not just for its relevance in promoting democracy, but also for other development opportunities. According to a statement released by the State House Communications unit on Thursday, Koroma told the Executive of the Sierra Leone Bar Association (SLBA) that he was committed to particularly giving a good ...

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Lesotho: Exiled party leaders want inquiry in S/Africa

Exiled Basotho opposition leaders currently in exile say they have asked the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Commission of Inquiry to convene a sitting in South Africa to enable them to testify before it.Chief Thesele ‘Maseribane, the leader of Basotho National Party (BNP) speaking on behalf of the opposition on Thursday said they are willing to testify before the commission in order to ...

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President Mahama to pick party nominations forms

President John Dramani Mahama is expected to officially pick his nomination forms at the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) party headquarters in Accra on Thursday to enable him contest for a second term in the 2016 general elections, presidency sources and party officials have said. President Mahama has come under intense pressure from his sole would-be challenger, George Boateng, a constituency ...

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Tension at Libyan embassy in Gambian capital as new envoy takes over

There is tension in the Libyan embassy in Banjul, the Gambian capital, caused by the unceremonious replacement of the ambassador, APA reliably learns here on Wednesday. A senior staff of the North African diplomatic mission said for the past two weeks, there has not been any stability in the embassy. He said the whole problem started when the Libyan government tried to replace Ambassador Dr. Ibrahim with a ...

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African leaders witness China’s WWII victory military parade

Four African leaders witnessed Thursday's military parade in the Chinese capital Beijing to commemorate the 70th anniversary of China's victory over Japanese aggression and the end of World War II.Presidents Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt's Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi, Jacob Zuma of South Africa and Omar al-Bashir of Sudan as well as Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn were among ...

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