Togo: Constitutional Court members sworn in

Togo: Constitutional Court members sworn in

The nine newly appointed members of Togo's Constitutional Court took the oath of office in Lome on Friday, APA can report. The swearing in ceremony was witnessed by President Faure ...

Cameroon: Registered voters put at 160,000

Cameroon: Registered voters put at 160,000

Some 160,000 voters in Cameroon, including 5,000 from the Diaspora, have been registered during an exercise to revise the voting lists between early January and late August 2014, ...

Nigerian police deny Amnesty Int’l report of torture, abuse of office

Nigerian police deny Amnesty Int’l report of torture, abuse of office

The Nigeria police force have faulted the report issued by Amnesty International of widespread torture, corruption and impunity in the police force. A statement by Force Public ...

Lesotho’s patriotism to solve impasse encouraging – Ramaphosa

Lesotho’s patriotism to solve impasse encouraging – Ramaphosa

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday said he was encouraged by a deep sense of patriotism among all political role-players in Lesotho and their determination to ...

Juba backtracks on order to expel foreign workers

Juba backtracks on order to expel foreign workers

South Sudan has back tracked on its order of banning foreign workers in the newest country in Africa. Foreign Minister Barnaba Marial Benjamin appeared alongside Labour Minister ...

Nine civilians given long jail terms by Sudanese military court

Nine civilians given long jail terms by Sudanese military court

A Sudanese military court on Thursday sentenced nine Sudanese civilians to seven years' imprisonment after convicting them of collaboration with the rebellion in Darfur and south ...

Zimbabwean killed in Nigerian building collapse – Report

Zimbabwean killed in Nigerian building collapse – Report

A Zimbabwean man is among the more than 80 people killed when a hostel belonging to the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) collapsed in Nigeria last week, state media reported ...

Togo: Constitutional Court members sworn in

The nine newly appointed members of Togo's Constitutional Court took the oath of office in Lome on Friday, APA can report. The swearing in ceremony was witnessed by President Faure Gnassingbé. They all vowed to work impartially, in accordance with the constitution and preserve the secrecy of votes and proceedings. The members are appointed for a seven-year term which is renewable. Three were appointed by the ...

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Cameroon: Registered voters put at 160,000

Some 160,000 voters in Cameroon, including 5,000 from the Diaspora, have been registered during an exercise to revise the voting lists between early January and late August 2014, according to the electoral body.The state-run Elections Cameroon (ELECAM) for polls and referendums management told APA on Friday that in general, the lack of enthusiasm noted among people who have reached voting age is justified by ...

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Nigerian police deny Amnesty Int’l report of torture, abuse of office

The Nigeria police force have faulted the report issued by Amnesty International of widespread torture, corruption and impunity in the police force. A statement by Force Public Relations Officer, Mr. Emmanuel Ojukwu, on Thursday in Abuja said that there was zero tolerance for corruption and abuse of power and that there was no immunity for impunity in the Nigeria Police Force. The statement noted that while ...

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Lesotho’s patriotism to solve impasse encouraging – Ramaphosa

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday said he was encouraged by a deep sense of patriotism among all political role-players in Lesotho and their determination to help find a lasting solution to the country's current challenges.Ramaphosa, who is the Southern African Development Community (SADC) facilitator in the Lesotho crisis, was speaking at the end of his first official visit to the ...

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Juba backtracks on order to expel foreign workers

South Sudan has back tracked on its order of banning foreign workers in the newest country in Africa. Foreign Minister Barnaba Marial Benjamin appeared alongside Labour Minister Ngor Kolong Ngor at a press conference in Juba on Thursday to deny that foreign workers would be expelled from South Sudan. This came after the government issued a circular on the employment of foreign workers in non-governmental ...

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Nine civilians given long jail terms by Sudanese military court

A Sudanese military court on Thursday sentenced nine Sudanese civilians to seven years' imprisonment after convicting them of collaboration with the rebellion in Darfur and south Kordofan. The Military Court of El Obeid in North Kordofan state sentenced the nine from Darfur and South Kordofan for “crimes against the nation and embarking on criminal enterprises�. The nine were detained by military ...

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Zimbabwean killed in Nigerian building collapse – Report

A Zimbabwean man is among the more than 80 people killed when a hostel belonging to the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) collapsed in Nigeria last week, state media reported here Friday.According to the official Herald daily, Greenwich Ndanga, who was the Mashonaland West provincial chairperson of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), had gone to Nigeria on church business when tragedy ...

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Immigration commission on the cards in Malawi

The Malawian government said Friday it plans to establish an Immigration Services Commission to be responsible for the recruitment of immigration officials.Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security Paul Chibingu said the creation of the commission was expected to speed up the recruitment and promotion process of officers in the Immigration Department. "The establishment of the commission is long overdue ...

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Namibia’s ruling SWAPO rubbishes internal turmoil reports

SWAPO secretary general Nangolo Mbumba on Thursday quashed claims that Namibia's ruling party is facing an internal revolt from some senior members who allegedly want the outcome of the recently held electoral college nullified due to irregularities.The local press has reported that the party's Politburo on Monday succumbed to pressure from the disgruntled officials and took a decision to investigate events ...

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Mozambique’s electoral body calls for end to violence

Mozambique's National Elections Commission (CNE), has urged all political parties and voters to halt the violent incidents that have characterized the election campaign in recent days, APA learns here on Thursday. CNE chairperson, Abdul Carimo is quoted by state news agency as saying that most serious incidents reported in the media have been attacks by supporters of the ruling Frelimo party against members ...

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