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 ...

Botswana MPs oath underway without Speaker, VP

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 ...

Botswana leader grooming brother for presidency – Report

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, ...

Malema faces three criminal charges – Reports

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 ...

Newly elected Botswana MPs to be sworn-in Thursday

Newly elected Botswana MPs to be sworn-in Thursday

The swearing-in of Botswana's newly elected lawmakers is expected to take place on Thursday following a proclamation by President Ian Khama convening the 11th Parliament.The ...

Nida Touness wins more seats in Tunisian legislative polls

Nida Touness wins more seats in Tunisian legislative polls

Tunisia's Nida Touness party has won 85 seats against 69 for the Islamist party Ennahda in the provisional results of the legislatives election held in Tunisia on Sunday, Sarsar ...

Report reveals fraud in purchase of Mali’s presidential jet, military equipment

Report reveals fraud in purchase of Mali’s presidential jet, military equipment

The purchase of a presidential aircraft and military equipment by the Malian Ministry of Defense and Veterans in 2014 resulted in irregularities amounting to CFA 28.5 billion ...

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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Newly elected Botswana MPs to be sworn-in Thursday

The swearing-in of Botswana's newly elected lawmakers is expected to take place on Thursday following a proclamation by President Ian Khama convening the 11th Parliament.The ceremony had earlier this week been postponed to allow Khama to lodge an urgent court application to reverse amendments to parliamentary standing orders and regulations governing voting for Speaker of Parliament and appointment of the ...

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Nida Touness wins more seats in Tunisian legislative polls

Tunisia's Nida Touness party has won 85 seats against 69 for the Islamist party Ennahda in the provisional results of the legislatives election held in Tunisia on Sunday, Sarsar Shafiq, president of the Independent High Authority for elections (ISIE) announced on Thursday. Official results are yet to be announced. The Tunisian National Assembly has 217 seats and was previously dominated by Ennahd MPs. This ...

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Report reveals fraud in purchase of Mali’s presidential jet, military equipment

The purchase of a presidential aircraft and military equipment by the Malian Ministry of Defense and Veterans in 2014 resulted in irregularities amounting to CFA 28.5 billion francs, including 12.4 billion francs fraud, an investigative report released on Wednesday revealed. Produced by the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) at the request of the Prime Minister and in consultation with the International ...

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Ramaphosa, AU Commission discuss South Sudan crisis

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, on a peace mission to bring the warring South Sudanese factions together, is in Addis Ababa where he is holding discussions with AU Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on Thursday.According to the South African Presidency, Ramaphosa arrived in Ethiopia on Wednesday and the discussions between the ...

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Mutharika commiserates with Zambia following President Sata’s death

Malawian President Peter Mutharika on Wednesday expressed a deep sense of shock and profound sadness on the death of Zambian President Michael Sata.He said in a statement to the nation on Wednesday that Sata would be fondly remembered by the African continent as a fearless fighter, reformer and one of the architects of liberation struggle that led to the independence of Zambia and many other countries. “The ...

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DRC leader visits victims of massacre in North Kivu

President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) arrived Wednesday in Beni, in North Kivu (eastern DRC) where 84 people were killed in attacks attributed to Ugandan rebel Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) elements, official sources told APA. During the visit, President Kabila will inquire into the security situation in Beni. Kabila arrived in Beni from Kisangani in the eastern province where he ...

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