Eleven candidates to run for Zambian presidency

Eleven candidates to run for Zambian presidency

Eleven candidates have successfully filed in their nomination papers with the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) to run for president in next month's presidential election called ...

Baji Kaid Sebdi declared winner of Tunisian runoff

Baji Kaid Sebdi declared winner of Tunisian runoff

The High Electoral Authority in Tunisia has declared Baji Kaid Sebdi the winner of Sunday's second round presidential run-off.88-year-old Sebdi who was running under the banner of ...

South African leader signs law to stem corruption in public offices

South African leader signs law to stem corruption in public offices

South African President Jacob Zuma has signed a new law to be used in managing the country's public offices to enable them to provide corruption-free services, his office said here ...

Opposition candidate claims victory in Tunisian presidential runoff

Opposition candidate claims victory in Tunisian presidential runoff

–Baji Kaid Sebsi late on Sunday claimed victory at the end of the second round of the Tunisian presidential run-off election while the opposite side whose flag-bearer is outgoing ...

Sudanese security agents raid human rights group in Khartoum

Sudanese security agents raid human rights group in Khartoum

Sudan's National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) on Sunday raided the headquarters of the Sudan human rights monitor (SHRM), one of the most well known human rights ...

Zimbabwe commemorates 27 years of unity

Zimbabwe commemorates 27 years of unity

Zimbabweans are Monday celebrating 27 years after the signing of an agreement that ended hostilities between the country's two main liberation movements and led to their subsequent ...

Mugabe sacks seven more ministers

Mugabe sacks seven more ministers

President Robert Mugabe has fired seven more Zimbabwean ministers allegedly aligned to former Vice President Joice Mujuru.In a statement on Sunday night, Chief Secretary to the ...

Eleven candidates to run for Zambian presidency

Eleven candidates have successfully filed in their nomination papers with the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) to run for president in next month's presidential election called to replace the late president Michael Sata who died in October.Chief Justice Lombe Chibesakunda who is Returning Officer Monday received the nomination papers from the eleven candidates who include one woman, opposition leader ...

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Baji Kaid Sebdi declared winner of Tunisian runoff

The High Electoral Authority in Tunisia has declared Baji Kaid Sebdi the winner of Sunday's second round presidential run-off.88-year-old Sebdi who was running under the banner of Nida Touness garnered 55,68 percent of the vote. His main contender, outgoing President Moncef Marzoughi polled 44.32 percent of the ballot. The exercise whose turnout stood at 2.5 million voters marks an end to the transition ...

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South African leader signs law to stem corruption in public offices

South African President Jacob Zuma has signed a new law to be used in managing the country's public offices to enable them to provide corruption-free services, his office said here on Monday. According to the Presidency, the Public Administration Management Act 2014 (Act No. 11 of 2014) seeks to promote a high standard of professional ethics in the public administration, among other things. “As part of ...

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Opposition candidate claims victory in Tunisian presidential runoff

–Baji Kaid Sebsi late on Sunday claimed victory at the end of the second round of the Tunisian presidential run-off election while the opposite side whose flag-bearer is outgoing president Moncef Marzouki, rejected the claims, saying that they preferred to wait until the announcement of the final outcome scheduled on Wednesday at the latest. “The indicators we have at our disposal suggest the victory of ...

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Sudanese security agents raid human rights group in Khartoum

Sudan's National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) on Sunday raided the headquarters of the Sudan human rights monitor (SHRM), one of the most well known human rights defenders organizations in the country, the director of the organization Albarag Alnazir said in a press release. The organization further said that the security forces have detained a Sudanese journalist participating in a training ...

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Zimbabwe commemorates 27 years of unity

Zimbabweans are Monday celebrating 27 years after the signing of an agreement that ended hostilities between the country's two main liberation movements and led to their subsequent unification.On 22 December 1987, the country's two liberation parties – the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU PF) and the Patriotic Front-Zimbabwe African People's Union (PF ZAPU) – signed the historic Unity ...

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Mugabe sacks seven more ministers

President Robert Mugabe has fired seven more Zimbabwean ministers allegedly aligned to former Vice President Joice Mujuru.In a statement on Sunday night, Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Isaiah Sibanda said those relieved of their positions were former Ministers of State Sylvester Nguni and Flora Buka, Deputy Health Minister Paul Chimedza, Deputy Lands Minister Tendai Savanhu, Deputy Justice ...

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Tunisian poll passes off peacefully

Voting in the second round of presidential elections in Tunisia began on Sunday at 8 a.m. throughout the country and seemed to be passing off peacefully.The exercise continued at around 11 a.m. in different polling stations in Tunis, where citizens are flocking despite freezing conditions and the watchful eye of the security forces. Outgoing President, Mouncef Marzoughi and former head of the ruling party, ...

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Ghana: New chairman for ruling NDC

Ghana's governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) party in the early hours of Sunday elected National Coordinator of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) Kofi Portuphy as the party's new chairman.Portuphy polled 2,457 votes to beat Dr Kwabena Adjei, the incumbent who was seeking reelection for the third term. Former High Commissioner to Malaysia, Dan Abodakpi came second with 610 votes. ...

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Tunisia in runoff election

Some five million Tunisians are going to the polls in the second round of presidential election, pitting incumbent President Mouncef Marzoughi and the former head of the ruling party Baji Kaid Sebsi.Sunday's landmark election would put an end to the transition period following the revolution that ousted former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali on January 14, 2011. An electoral silence was observed on ...

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