Swaziland: Prison inmates stage riot

Swaziland: Prison inmates stage riot

Inmates at Swaziland's Big Bend Correctional Facility rioted on Monday after prison officials barred them from playing soccer, the Times of Swaziland reported Tuesday.According to ...

Zimbabwe press highlights ZANU PF factionalism, court break-in

Zimbabwe press highlights ZANU PF factionalism, court break-in

The Zimbabwean press focused Tuesday on claims that President Robert Mugabe was being misled by senior officials of his ZANU PF and the daring break-in into Chief Justice Godfrey ...

More senior officials flee volatile Lesotho

More senior officials flee volatile Lesotho

At least 150 Lesotho government officials including senior police officials and the newly appointed army commander are in hiding after fleeing an attempted coup, reports suggest ...

Libya: PM asked to form new govt

Libya: PM asked to form new govt

Libya's House of Representative members meeting in the eastern city of Tubruk has asked Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani to form and lead a new government. Making the announcement ...

Libya: Govt admits losing Tripoli

Libya: Govt admits losing Tripoli

The Libyan government has admitted losing control of Tripoli where armed militias have been consolidating their grip on the capital.In a statement on Monday, the outgoing government ...

Mugabe lashes out at critics within Zanu-PF

Mugabe lashes out at critics within Zanu-PF

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has lashed out at critics within the ruling Zanu-PF who had refused to accept a new role for his wife Grace Mugabe, reports said Monday.Mugabe ...

Former Namibian leader begins Angola working visit

Former Namibian leader begins Angola working visit

Former Namibian president Sam Nujoma began a two-day working visit in Angola on Monday during which he will deliver a lecture on culture.The Angolan Press Agency said Nujoma would ...

Swaziland: Prison inmates stage riot

Inmates at Swaziland's Big Bend Correctional Facility rioted on Monday after prison officials barred them from playing soccer, the Times of Swaziland reported Tuesday.According to the daily, the inmates became violent and after prison officials informed them that they would not be allowed to play soccer. They allegedly pelted warders with stones and broke windows and prison vehicles. A source told the paper ...

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Zimbabwe press highlights ZANU PF factionalism, court break-in

The Zimbabwean press focused Tuesday on claims that President Robert Mugabe was being misled by senior officials of his ZANU PF and the daring break-in into Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku's offices.The state-run Herald and private Daily News carried front-page articles in which ZANU PF spokesperson Rugare Gumbo alleged that senior ruling party officials were pushing personal political agendas and ...

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More senior officials flee volatile Lesotho

At least 150 Lesotho government officials including senior police officials and the newly appointed army commander are in hiding after fleeing an attempted coup, reports suggest Monday.The flight to safety of army chief Brigadier Maaparankoe Mahao and the head of police follows a Saturday morning attempted coup. Prime Minister Thomas Thabane escaped to South Africa just hours before soldiers raided his ...

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Libya: PM asked to form new govt

Libya's House of Representative members meeting in the eastern city of Tubruk has asked Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani to form and lead a new government. Making the announcement on Monday MPs said the new government should be an 18-member cabinet. It comes four days after Prime Minister al-Thani announced the resignation of his erstwhile government and pave the way for the House of Representative to step ...

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Libya: Govt admits losing Tripoli

The Libyan government has admitted losing control of Tripoli where armed militias have been consolidating their grip on the capital.In a statement on Monday, the outgoing government Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani who resigned last week said Tripoli was under the control of militia groups posing a threat to the safety of its officials. The statement said the militias have occupied government offices and ...

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Mugabe lashes out at critics within Zanu-PF

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has lashed out at critics within the ruling Zanu-PF who had refused to accept a new role for his wife Grace Mugabe, reports said Monday.Mugabe who was returning to Harare on Sunday after a week's visit to China, said he wanted to know the rationale behind calls for his wife to transfer to another party where she would be welcomed. "I want to hear why she should leave ...

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Former Namibian leader begins Angola working visit

Former Namibian president Sam Nujoma began a two-day working visit in Angola on Monday during which he will deliver a lecture on culture.The Angolan Press Agency said Nujoma would during his stay in Luanda lecture at the Colloquium on Culture that began Monday in Luanda and is being promoted by the Ministry of Culture. Nujoma told journalists that he was honoured to be invited to talk about the cultural ...

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Mozambique’s political rivals to have face-to-face meeting

Mozambican President Armando Guebuza is expected to meet his bitter rival Afonso Dhlakama this week for a first face-to-face in years in a move meant to cement a peace deal to end two years of hostilities and clear the way for elections, according to media reports monitored here Monday.Quoting the Italian embassy, which is acting as mediator, the reports said Renamo leader Dhlakama had agreed to come out of ...

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Kenya introduces biometric to banish ghost workers

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday moved to entrench efficiency and effectiveness in the public service by launching the biometric registration of civil servants in a move aimed at taming a ballooning wage bill.Speaking at State House, Mombasa, where he launched the exercise by being the first to register, Kenyatta said the exercise will wipe out ghost workers and ensure Kenyans receive the quality services ...

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Corruption trial for son of Senegal’s ex-President opens today

Senegal's Court of Repression for Illegal Enrichment (CREI) is on Monday to give its verdict on the 17 objections of nullity raised by lawyers of Karim Wade, son of Senegal's former president Abdoulaye Wade.In their objections of nullity, Wade's defence argues that all actions undertaken by the special prosecutor and investigators were erroneous. “During the whole proceedings, the plaintiff has never been ...

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