Zimbabwe police get search warrant to probe ex-VP’s assets

Zimbabwe police get search warrant to probe ex-VP’s assets

Zimbabwean police have been issued with warrant to search companies linked to former Vice President Joice Mujuru as investigations widen into alleged corruption by the embattled ...

East African legislature gets new Speaker

East African legislature gets new Speaker

Members of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) have elected Dan Fred Kidega as their new speaker.This follows the impeachment of former Speaker Margaret Ziwa over ...

Malawi rights watchdog to probe elections conduct, outcome

Malawi rights watchdog to probe elections conduct, outcome

Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC), a public human rights watchdog, said Friday that it is intending to launch a more comprehensive investigations into the May 20 tripartite ...

Khama accused of staffing civil service with “election rejects”

Khama accused of staffing civil service with “election rejects”

The opposition Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) on Friday attacked the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) of staffing the civil service with some of its activists who lost ...

Zambian opposition leader cracks whip

Zambian opposition leader cracks whip

Opposition Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) leader Nervers Mumba has expelled two senior officials from the party for alleged gross indiscipline.Mumba, who was restored to ...

Mozambique mulls US$2m handshake for opposition leader – Reports

Mozambique mulls US$2m handshake for opposition leader – Reports

Mozambican President Armando Guebuza has endorsed a law granting special status to opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama in a move seen as an olive branch to the former rebel commander ...

Nigeria eyes 100,000 houses for workers in new workers housing scheme

Nigeria eyes 100,000 houses for workers in new workers housing scheme

The Nigerian government says it will build 100,000 housing units for workers in Abuja and 36 States of the country under its Workers' Housing Scheme. Nigerian President Goodluck ...

Zimbabwe police get search warrant to probe ex-VP’s assets

Zimbabwean police have been issued with warrant to search companies linked to former Vice President Joice Mujuru as investigations widen into alleged corruption by the embattled politician, the official Herald daily reported Saturday.Quoting unnamed sources, the paper said Harare magistrate Vakai Chikwekwe granted the warrant after the police approached the courts on Thursday seeking permission to ...

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East African legislature gets new Speaker

Members of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) have elected Dan Fred Kidega as their new speaker.This follows the impeachment of former Speaker Margaret Ziwa over misconduct and abuse of office. During Friday's vote Kidega went through unopposed after his only contender for the position, another Ugandan Chris Opoka withdrew from the contest. Kidega is to steer the Assembly until 2017. Founded in ...

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Malawi rights watchdog to probe elections conduct, outcome

Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC), a public human rights watchdog, said Friday that it is intending to launch a more comprehensive investigations into the May 20 tripartite elections.MHRC chairperson Sophie Kalinde said in the capital Lilongwe that the commission would like to find out if the shortfalls during the elections were a result of systematic rigging or not. "We would like to carry out in-depth ...

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Khama accused of staffing civil service with “election rejects”

The opposition Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) on Friday attacked the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) of staffing the civil service with some of its activists who lost the recent general elections.In a statement, the UDC said the appointment of BDP activists into the public service by President Ian Khama was an insult to the working class and the electorate in general. It said the public service ...

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Zambian opposition leader cracks whip

Opposition Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) leader Nervers Mumba has expelled two senior officials from the party for alleged gross indiscipline.Mumba, who was restored to his position as president of the party through a judgment passed by the Supreme Court of Zambia, told journalists on Friday that he had expelled the party's national secretary Muhabi Lungu and his deputy Chembe Nyangu. Mumba has ...

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Mozambique mulls US$2m handshake for opposition leader – Reports

Mozambican President Armando Guebuza has endorsed a law granting special status to opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama in a move seen as an olive branch to the former rebel commander to avoid further conflict in the resource-rich country, the local media reported on Friday.According to media reports, the law would result in the creation of a British-style leader of the opposition who would have his own ...

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Nigeria eyes 100,000 houses for workers in new workers housing scheme

The Nigerian government says it will build 100,000 housing units for workers in Abuja and 36 States of the country under its Workers' Housing Scheme. Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, who announced the policy trust while inaugurating 10,000 units of various types of houses in Abuja on Thursday, said that the initiative was part of the transformation agenda of the government to provide adequate and ...

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S/Africa hails Obama, Castro decision to normalise US-Cuba ties

South African diplomacy on Friday hailed the move by United States President Barack Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro to normalise their frosty diplomatic relations that include a damaging US economic embargo imposed 50 years ago.According to International Relations and Cooperation Ministry spokesperson Clayson Monyela, before Wednesday's simultaneous announcements from Washington and Havana, Pretoria had ...

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Zuma congratulates Jugnauth on poll victory in Mauritius

South African President Jacob Zuma on Friday extended his congratulations to Anerood Jugnauth on his re-election as Prime Minister of Mauritius following a resounding victory by his party in the country's recent legislative elections.In his message, Zuma also congratulated the people of Mauritius for conducting peaceful, credible and free and fair elections. “The successful elections in Mauritius attest to ...

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Zimbabwe press reports on threat to arrest ex-VP, other stories

Top news in Zimbabwe on Friday were the threat to arrest former Vice President Joice Mujuru and a farm input scandal involving members of the governing ZANU PF.The privately-run NewsDay, Daily News and Zimbabwe Mail carried articles on a threat by police chief Augustine Chihuri that law enforcement agents planned to swoop on all politicians implicated in corruption scandals ahead of the ZANU PF congress this ...

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