B/Faso army chief “detained”

B/Faso army chief “detained”

Unconfirmed reports reaching the African Press Agency suggest that Burkina Faso's army chief Major General Honore Nabare Traore has been arrested and detained by forces supporting ...

B/Faso: Protesters urge ex-army chief to seize power

B/Faso: Protesters urge ex-army chief to seize power

Demonstrators amassed near the army headquarters in Ouagadougou on Thursday chanted the name of the former army chief, General Kouame Lougue, urging him to seize power in restive ...

B/Faso: Compaore scraps gov’t, declares emergency rule

B/Faso: Compaore scraps gov’t, declares emergency rule

The embattled President of Burkina Faso, Blaise Compaore has dissolved the government and declared a state of emergency in the entire country, according to a statement from the ...

Police withdraw security from Speaker of House of Representatives

Police withdraw security from Speaker of House of Representatives

For daring to defect from the national ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) to the main opposition All Progressives Congress (APC), the policemen attached to provide security to ...

Filipe Nyusi confirmed as new Mozambique President

Filipe Nyusi confirmed as new Mozambique President

Filipe Nyusi has been proclaimed by Mozambique's electoral commission as the country's new president after polling 57.3 percent of the votes in the general elections held on October ...

Int’l community hails Tunisia’s transition toward democracy

Int’l community hails Tunisia’s transition toward democracy

The recent holding of transparent and free elections in Tunisia has attracted praise from the international community.UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon commended the Tunisian people ...

Confusing in restive Ouagadougou…

Confusing in restive Ouagadougou…

The situation in the Burkinabe capital Ouagadougou has been thrown into a state of flux on Thursday evening following violent clashes between protesters and security ...

B/Faso army chief “detained”

Unconfirmed reports reaching the African Press Agency suggest that Burkina Faso's army chief Major General Honore Nabare Traore has been arrested and detained by forces supporting protesters demanding President Blaise Compaore to resign.According to sources close to the Burkinabe army late on Thursday, Major General Traore was apparently taken to custody although no further details have been released about ...

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B/Faso: Protesters urge ex-army chief to seize power

Demonstrators amassed near the army headquarters in Ouagadougou on Thursday chanted the name of the former army chief, General Kouame Lougue, urging him to seize power in restive Burkina Faso.Ahead of a declaration by the current army chief, Major General Honore Nabare Traore, protesters have been shouting: “Kouame Lougue in power! Kouame Lougue in power!� Early on Thursday, demonstrators had accompanied ...

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B/Faso: Compaore scraps gov’t, declares emergency rule

The embattled President of Burkina Faso, Blaise Compaore has dissolved the government and declared a state of emergency in the entire country, according to a statement from the presidency aired over a private radio station on Thursday afternoon.In his statement, President Compaore claimed he understood the message of the people and promised to engage in negotiations with the opposition. Blaise Compaore's ...

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Police withdraw security from Speaker of House of Representatives

For daring to defect from the national ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) to the main opposition All Progressives Congress (APC), the policemen attached to provide security to the Speaker of Nigeria's House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, have been withdrawn. Nigeria's Inspector-General of Police Suleiman Abba gave the order for the withdrawal of the policemen and security details on Thursday ...

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Filipe Nyusi confirmed as new Mozambique President

Filipe Nyusi has been proclaimed by Mozambique's electoral commission as the country's new president after polling 57.3 percent of the votes in the general elections held on October 15.Nyusi of the ruling Frelimo party will replace outgoing President Armando Guebuza who has just ended his second five-year term and cannot run again. According to a statement by the National Election Commission (CNE) on ...

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Int’l community hails Tunisia’s transition toward democracy

The recent holding of transparent and free elections in Tunisia has attracted praise from the international community.UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon commended the Tunisian people for last Sunday's elections, describing them as discernible progress towards democracy. “The peacefully conducted polls have rekindled great hopes while drawing the attention of the next leaders of the country to the ...

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Confusing in restive Ouagadougou…

The situation in the Burkinabe capital Ouagadougou has been thrown into a state of flux on Thursday evening following violent clashes between protesters and security forces.Confusing pervades the restive city despite the withdrawal of a bill to amend Article 37 of the country's constitution, prompting Army Chief, General Nabéré Honore Traoré to convene a press conference. General Traore's press briefing came ...

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Botswana MPs oath underway without Speaker, VP

The swearing in of newly elected legislators in Botswana assembled in parliament to take the oath of office on Thursday without the Speaker of the National Assembly and Vice President. The choice of Speaker and Vice President is being challenged by President Ian Khama before the court and the case has been postponed to 6 November. Member of Parliament for Francistown South, Wynter Mmolotsi was the first to ...

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Botswana leader grooming brother for presidency – Report

The Botswana Guardian newspaper on Thursday reported that the reason President Ian Khama is unable to choose his Vice President is because he is grooming his younger brother, Tourism Minister Tshekedi Khama to succeed him. Quoting anonymous sources within the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP), the paper states that while Khama wants his younger brother to be his successor, he has to convince a group of ...

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Malema faces three criminal charges – Reports

Three charges are being investigated against South Africa's opposition Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema for a scuffle involving a security guard in the northern city of Polokwane last weekend, press reports said Thursday.According to the South African Press Association (Sapa), Malema is being investigated for “the pointing of a firearm, common assault, and malicious damage to property." Malema ...

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