Morocco local elections turnout reaches 36.5 percent

Morocco local elections turnout reaches 36.5 percent

The turnout in Morocco's town and regional elections, by 5pm on Friday (local time GMT+1) reached 36.5 percent, according to an Interior Ministry statement.At midday, the turnout ...

US offers 4 billion CFA francs reward for Boko Haram leader’s head

US offers 4 billion CFA francs reward for Boko Haram leader’s head

The United States has offered a reward of four billion CFA francs for information leading to the capture of the leader of the Nigerian Boko Haram Islamist sect, Abubakar Shekau, APA ...

Chad’s Hissène Habré trial to resume Monday-HRW

Chad’s Hissène Habré trial to resume Monday-HRW

The trial of the former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré on charges of crimes against humanity, war crimes, and torture will begin in earnest on September 7, 2015, according to a ...

Nyusi and Dhlakama should hold talks  – Chissano

Nyusi and Dhlakama should hold talks – Chissano

Joaquim Chissano, the erstwhile president of Mozambique has called on his country's current leader Philip Nyusi to hold talks with the leader of the main opposition Renamo party, ...

Lesotho: SADC Commission rejects army request

Lesotho: SADC Commission rejects army request

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Commission of inquiry into Lesotho's instability has rejected a request by the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) to alter its terms of ...

Malawi trims principal secretaries to 41

Malawi trims principal secretaries to 41

Malawi's Vice President, Saulos Chilima has confirmed a government move to trim its Principal Secretaries (PS) in the civil service from 96 to currently 41 as part of its general ...

Lesotho: Exiled party leaders want inquiry in S/Africa

Lesotho: Exiled party leaders want inquiry in S/Africa

Exiled Basotho opposition leaders currently in exile say they have asked the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Commission of Inquiry to convene a sitting in South Africa ...

Morocco local elections turnout reaches 36.5 percent

The turnout in Morocco's town and regional elections, by 5pm on Friday (local time GMT+1) reached 36.5 percent, according to an Interior Ministry statement.At midday, the turnout was 12 percent, the statement said. According to figures from the prefectures, provinces and towns, voting has progressed under “normal conditions�. Polling stations will be closed at 19.00pm or 20:00pm in large ...

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CAR: France donates over CFA1b towards electoral process

The France embassy's Central Africa Republic project manager, Romain Bilhome and the president of the National Elections Authority (ANE) Dieudonné Kombo Yaya on Friday in Bangui signed a funding agreement of CFA1.2 billion francs to support the ongoing electoral process in the country.This funding granted by the French government will allow ANE to do its work by publishing the electoral register and printing ...

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Mugabe to chair high-level UN youth development meeting – Report

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe will preside over a high-level youth development conference to be held on the sidelines of the forthcoming United Nations General Assembly in New York, state radio reported here Friday.The invitation to preside over the conference was delivered to current African Union chairperson Mugabe on Friday by Malawi Labour Minister Henry Mussa, a special envoy of Malawian President ...

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US offers 4 billion CFA francs reward for Boko Haram leader’s head

The United States has offered a reward of four billion CFA francs for information leading to the capture of the leader of the Nigerian Boko Haram Islamist sect, Abubakar Shekau, APA learns from informed sources. The United States which has proven experience in the fight against terrorism is convinced that “Shekau's leader arrest could lead to the decapitation of the terrorist organization”, the source ...

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Chad’s Hissène Habré trial to resume Monday-HRW

The trial of the former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré on charges of crimes against humanity, war crimes, and torture will begin in earnest on September 7, 2015, according to a statement issued on Friday by Human Right Watch.When the landmark trial before the Extraordinary African Chambers in the Senegal court system formally opened on July 20, Habré had to be removed from court after an outburst. Habré's ...

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Zimbabwe: Mugabe appoints two new ministers

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has appointed two new ministers as he seeks to bolster the performance of his government, an official announced on Thursday night.According to acting presidential spokesperson Regis Chikowore, the veteran leader has appointed former Deputy Sports Minister Tabitha Kanengoni-Malunga as Minister of State in Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko's Office while Clifford Sibanda ...

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Nyusi and Dhlakama should hold talks – Chissano

Joaquim Chissano, the erstwhile president of Mozambique has called on his country's current leader Philip Nyusi to hold talks with the leader of the main opposition Renamo party, Afonso Dhlakama. Chissano told journalists on the sidelines of events marking Radio Mozambique's 40 years as a public broadcaster on Thursday admonished Renamo leaders to accept a proposed meeting with President Nyusi to thrash out ...

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CAR gov’t requests for new electoral timetable

The Central African Republic government is requesting a new timetable from the National Election Authority (ANE), according to government spokesman, Mr. Dominique Said Paguendji.Speaking to journalists in Bangui on Thursday, Paguendji, who is also the Minister of Public Safety, said the current electoral calendar is no longer tenable in view of the difficulties plaguing the electoral process. According to ...

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Lesotho: SADC Commission rejects army request

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Commission of inquiry into Lesotho's instability has rejected a request by the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) to alter its terms of reference, APA can report on Thursday.Colonel Bulane Sechele of the LDF Thursday asked the Commission to omit its inquiry into the alleged mutiny within the LDF. He argued that it would be dealing with the same subject matter as the ...

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Malawi trims principal secretaries to 41

Malawi's Vice President, Saulos Chilima has confirmed a government move to trim its Principal Secretaries (PS) in the civil service from 96 to currently 41 as part of its general public sector reforms program.He was on Thursday quoted by several newspapers as saying that the number will go further down given that some officials are poised for retirement while others are being redeployed. "There will be no ...

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