C/d’Ivoire ruling party hails Compaore’s spirit

C/d’Ivoire ruling party hails Compaore’s spirit

Cote d'Ivoire's ruling Rally of the Republicans (RDR) on Friday hailed former Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore for what it called his courageous decision to quit power, ...

Zambian AG clarifies interim president’s position

Zambian AG clarifies interim president’s position

Zambia's Attorney General Musa Mwenya has stated that under the laws of the country, only a Vice President is qualified to act as President in the event of the death of an ...

B/Faso: New leader vows broad consultations

B/Faso: New leader vows broad consultations

The new head of state in Burkina Faso, Army Chief Honore Nabere Traore has vowed to hold broad consultations with all facets of the society without delay. In a statement issued in ...

B/Faso army chief declares himself president

B/Faso army chief declares himself president

The Burkinabe army has declared its Chief of Staff General Honore Traore as the country's new head of state following the resignation of Blaise Compaore. President Compaore on ...

Botswana AG says Khama is not applicant in parliament court case

Botswana AG says Khama is not applicant in parliament court case

Botswana's Attorney General Athaliah Molokomme has clarified the ongoing legal challenge of amendments to parliamentary standing rules, saying Friday he was the one who had filed ...

Burkina Faso: Compaore steps down

Burkina Faso: Compaore steps down

President Blaise Compaore on Friday afternoon announced his resignation from power in Burkina Faso after a day of angry protests across the country.It confirmed a statement made ...

Khama extends olive branch to Botswana opposition leader

Khama extends olive branch to Botswana opposition leader

Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) leader Duma Boko said Friday that President Ian Khama called him twice during the past week and that the two met face-to-face on Thursday.Boko ...

C/d’Ivoire ruling party hails Compaore’s spirit

Cote d'Ivoire's ruling Rally of the Republicans (RDR) on Friday hailed former Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore for what it called his courageous decision to quit power, praising the “generosity of his spirit” .“We welcome the decision by President Blaise Compaore, who has realized that his people and his army were no longer on the same wavelength with himâ€� Ivorian government minister Joel Nguessan, ...

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Zambian AG clarifies interim president’s position

Zambia's Attorney General Musa Mwenya has stated that under the laws of the country, only a Vice President is qualified to act as President in the event of the death of an incumbent.He said in a statement released on Friday, that as far as the law is concerned this meant that current Vice President Guy Scott was the only one qualified to act as president until the country goes to the polls to elect a new ...

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B/Faso: New leader vows broad consultations

The new head of state in Burkina Faso, Army Chief Honore Nabere Traore has vowed to hold broad consultations with all facets of the society without delay. In a statement issued in Ouagadougou Friday General Traore said consultations are a necessary process towards the restoration of constitutional order in the country. “I am launching an appeal to all citizens active in various spheres not to exclude ...

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B/Faso army chief declares himself president

The Burkinabe army has declared its Chief of Staff General Honore Traore as the country's new head of state following the resignation of Blaise Compaore. President Compaore on Friday afternoon announced he was stepping down, confirming an earlier statement by the army in front of thousands of demonstrators at the Place de la Nation in Ouagadougou, demanding his departure. Compaore's statement quoted him as ...

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Botswana AG says Khama is not applicant in parliament court case

Botswana's Attorney General Athaliah Molokomme has clarified the ongoing legal challenge of amendments to parliamentary standing rules, saying Friday he was the one who had filed the court application and not President Ian Khama as previously reported.He said contrary to the perception that has been created by the media, Khama did not approach the High Court in his capacity as the head of State or his ...

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Burkina Faso: Compaore steps down

President Blaise Compaore on Friday afternoon announced his resignation from power in Burkina Faso after a day of angry protests across the country.It confirmed a statement made earlier by the army chief in front thousands of demonstrators at the National Square demanding Compaore's departure, APA can report. Compaore's statement quoted him as declaring his wish that free and fair elections are held in three ...

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Khama extends olive branch to Botswana opposition leader

Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) leader Duma Boko said Friday that President Ian Khama called him twice during the past week and that the two met face-to-face on Thursday.Boko revealed that during the second call, Khama had told him that "I just called to assure you that I meant every word I said during the first call". The UDC leader also told the media that Dumelang Saleshando of the Botswana Congress ...

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Two S/African soldiers wounded in Sudan, recovering at clinic

Two South African National Defence Force (SANDF) members have been injured during an ambush near their base in Kutum in the troubled northern Darfur region of Sudan, a senior SANDF officer said Friday.According to battalion commander Andries Matlaila, the wounded soldiers are from the 4th South African Infantry Battalion deployed as part of the United Nations/African Union peacekeeping force in the Sudan. ...

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S/African VP arrives in Uganda on S/Sudan peace mission

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has arrived in Entebbe for consultations with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on the South Sudanese peace process, the Presidency said on Friday.The consultations form part of Ramaphosa's working visits to consult with respective leaders in the various countries in the region in his capacity as President Jacob Zuma's special envoy to South Sudan. “South Africa ...

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US organization criticizes Mozambique vote tabulation

The United States-based Carter Centre has criticized the tabulation of votes during Mozambique's October 15 general elections as “a process that lacked clear and consistent procedures, was disorderly and in some cases lacked the transparency needed to ensure confidence.”According to state-run AIM news agency, observers from the US group received reports of manipulation of results in the cities of Beira and ...

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