Nigeria: Outgoing govt ‘will answer queries

Nigeria: Outgoing govt ‘will answer queries

Outgoing Vice President, Mr. Namadi Sambo, on Monday assured Nigerians that ministers are ready to promptly provide clarification or answer queries arising from their handover notes ...

Nigeria: President Jonathan endorses two bills

Nigeria: President Jonathan endorses two bills

President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday signed two bills recently passed by the National Assembly into law, in one of his last functions as the country's leader before handing over to ...

AU condemns Burundi assassination

AU condemns Burundi assassination

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has strongly condemned Saturday's assassination of Mr. Zedi Feruzi, the leader of the Union for ...

Tanzania polls slated for 25 October

Tanzania polls slated for 25 October

Tanzanians will go to the polls on 25 October to elect a new president and MPs, according to an announcement by the country's electoral commission which denied rumours about a ...

Ethiopia holds parliamentary elections

Ethiopia holds parliamentary elections

Ethiopians are filing out to vote in parliamentary elections on Sunday with 547 seats up for grabs among 58 political parties. It is the country's first elections after the death in ...

Ghana: Court workers’ strike leaves litigants stranded in court

Ghana: Court workers’ strike leaves litigants stranded in court

A strike action by the Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana (JUSAG) has made hundreds of litigants and well-meaning Ghanaians who transact businesses with court stranded ...

I’m worth $4.3 million – Namibian president

I’m worth $4.3 million – Namibian president

The Namibian President Hage Geingob on Wednesday publically declared his personal assets worth N$51 million ($4.3 million). President Geingob also told journalists at State House ...

Nigeria: Outgoing govt ‘will answer queries

Outgoing Vice President, Mr. Namadi Sambo, on Monday assured Nigerians that ministers are ready to promptly provide clarification or answer queries arising from their handover notes to the incoming administration of President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari. VP Sambo was presenting copies of the Federal Government handover notes to the Ahmed Joda's All Progressives Congress (APC) committee on the transition in his ...

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Nigeria: President Jonathan endorses two bills

President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday signed two bills recently passed by the National Assembly into law, in one of his last functions as the country's leader before handing over to President-elect Muhammmadu Buhari on Friday.The new Acts are the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act 2015 and the Immigration Act 2015. The Senate had on May 4 passed the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Bill 2015. ...

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AU condemns Burundi assassination

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has strongly condemned Saturday's assassination of Mr. Zedi Feruzi, the leader of the Union for Peace and Development (UPD) Zigamibanga, and his bodyguard, in Bujumbura. In a statement issued on Monday, the chairperson strongly described the killing as “cowardly and odious� and denounced the criminal grenade attack at the ...

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Former Nigerian Defence minister wants outgoing administration probed

Nigeria's former Minister of Defence, retired Lt-Gen. Theophilus Danjuma, has urged the president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, to probe the outgoing administration of President Goodluck Jonathan, which he described as “very corrupt”. Danjuma told journalists on Sunday in Takum in Taraba State, while commissioning three newly built bridges along Takum-Katsina Ala road that he was not happy that the country's debt ...

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Nigeria: Obasanjo decries mismanagement by outgoing govt

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo came down hard on President Goodluck Jonathan's administration on Sunday, when he declared that the country had been poorly managed under Jonathan. Receiving a delegation of South-West women leaders on a visit to his Hilltop residence in Abeokuta on Sunday, Obasanjo noted that owing to the mismanagement of the country in the last eight years, the incoming administration of ...

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Tanzania polls slated for 25 October

Tanzanians will go to the polls on 25 October to elect a new president and MPs, according to an announcement by the country's electoral commission which denied rumours about a possible postponement of the elections.“The general election date for all Tanzanians who will be registered on the electoral roll is set for next 25 October�, the government's information service quoted the president of the ...

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Ghana marks AU Day with Nkrumah’s speeches

Ghana joins other African states to commemorate African Union (AU) Day on Monday with famous speeches made by the great Pan Africanist, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, first President of Ghana.The state radio aired various speeches of Nkrumah at various continental meetings with some of them calling for African Unity, economic and political emancipation of the continent. This attracted many comments from ...

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Preliminary results of Ethiopian elections put ruling party ahead

Preliminary results of Sunday's parliamentary elections show that Ethiopia's ruling party of Prime Minister of Ethiopia Hailemariam Desalegn is heading for a landslide victory. However, voting in some polling centres has been extended until Monday due to shortage in the supply of election materials in those polling stations. Meanwhile, speaking after casting his vote on Sunday, Prime Minister Hailemariam ...

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106-year-old votes in Ethiopian poll

A 106-year-old man and his six children as well as 17 grandchildren on Sunday led the queue that formed at the start of voting in Secha Sub-city of Arbaminch town in Ethiopia's parliamentary elections. The elderly voter, Baisase Bachole, reached the Mulu Wengel Polling Station as early as 5am and claimed it was a rare blessing for someone of his age to witness let alone participate in the elections. “Many ...

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Ethiopia holds parliamentary elections

Ethiopians are filing out to vote in parliamentary elections on Sunday with 547 seats up for grabs among 58 political parties. It is the country's first elections after the death in office of late Prime Minister Melese Zenawi and the fifth parliamentary polls since the advent of democracy twenty four years ago. Over 36.8 million are eligible to cast their ballot in over 44, 000 polling stations distributed ...

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