Lungu wins Zambia’s presidential election

Lungu wins Zambia’s presidential election

Zambia's presidential election has been won by the candidate of the ruling Patriotic Front, who is also Defence and Justice Minister, Edgar Lungu. The electoral commission announced ...

Zimbabwean city to twin with Chinese province

Zimbabwean city to twin with Chinese province

Zimbabwe's third largest city Mutare plans to enter into a twinning arrangement with the Chinese province of Anhui, state radio reported Saturday.Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation ...

S/Africa: Gauteng premier pledges to bring order to Soweto

S/Africa: Gauteng premier pledges to bring order to Soweto

South Africa's Gauteng provincial premier David Makhura has vowed to bring order to Soweto, describing attacks on shops owned by foreigners as “criminal activities and not due to ...

Zuma, AU send condolences to Saudis on King’s death

Zuma, AU send condolences to Saudis on King’s death

South African President Jacob Zuma has sent condolences to the government and people of Saudi Arabia following the death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, the Presidency said ...

Vote counting continues in Zambia’s presidential poll

Vote counting continues in Zambia’s presidential poll

The inauguration of Zambia's next leader has been postponed to Sunday following delays in completion of vote counting in this week's presidential by-election that main opposition ...

Mugabe in Lusaka for inauguration of new Zambian leader

Mugabe in Lusaka for inauguration of new Zambian leader

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is in Lusaka to attend the inauguration of Zambia's new president on Saturday.Mugabe, who is chair of the Southern African Development Community ...

Mali to elect regional presidents for first time

Mali to elect regional presidents for first time

Mali will for the first time hold elections to elect regional presidents, the UN Stabilization Mission (MINUSMA) said Friday, promising to assist the country in the polls slated for ...

Lungu wins Zambia’s presidential election

Zambia's presidential election has been won by the candidate of the ruling Patriotic Front, who is also Defence and Justice Minister, Edgar Lungu. The electoral commission announced Saturday that Mr Lungu has won with 48.3% of the vote, after an election race marred by delays and accusations. His rival, Hakainde Hichilema of the United Party for National Development, who earlier denounced the election as a ...

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Zimbabwean city to twin with Chinese province

Zimbabwe's third largest city Mutare plans to enter into a twinning arrangement with the Chinese province of Anhui, state radio reported Saturday.Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation radio said plans to twin the City of Mutare with Anhui province were at an advanced stage, with a Chinese delegation that was recently in the country expressing commitment to invest in Manicaland and promote development in the ...

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S/Africa: Gauteng premier pledges to bring order to Soweto

South Africa's Gauteng provincial premier David Makhura has vowed to bring order to Soweto, describing attacks on shops owned by foreigners as “criminal activities and not due to xenophobia,” APA learnt on Saturday.Speaking to the media after meeting local leaders in Soweto, Makhura condemned the widespread looting, saying criminals were behind the thefts, with reports saying that the plunder also affected ...

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Zuma, AU send condolences to Saudis on King’s death

South African President Jacob Zuma has sent condolences to the government and people of Saudi Arabia following the death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, the Presidency said Saturday.“The government and the people of South Africa share the grief of the entire Royal Family as well as the government and people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at this time of bereavement. “South Africa lauds King Abdullah ...

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Vote counting continues in Zambia’s presidential poll

The inauguration of Zambia's next leader has been postponed to Sunday following delays in completion of vote counting in this week's presidential by-election that main opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has described as a “sham”.With results from 146 out of 150 constituencies announced by the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ), ruling party candidate Edgar Lungu held a slender lead over Hichilema. Latest ...

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Mugabe in Lusaka for inauguration of new Zambian leader

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is in Lusaka to attend the inauguration of Zambia's new president on Saturday.Mugabe, who is chair of the Southern African Development Community and incoming African Union chair, was met he was met at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport by Zambia's Minister of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs Nkandu Luo and Zimbabwe's ambassador Getrude Takawira and her deputy Marshall ...

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Mali to elect regional presidents for first time

Mali will for the first time hold elections to elect regional presidents, the UN Stabilization Mission (MINUSMA) said Friday, promising to assist the country in the polls slated for later this year.“For the first time in Mali as part of decentralization, Presidents of Regions will be to elected in addition to Mayors� the UN Mission said. In addition to the training of logistics agents, MINUSMA ...

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S/Africa, Holland enhance cooperation – Presidency

South African President Jacob Zuma and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte have identified agriculture, ports, and water and sanitation as some of the key areas to enhance cooperation between their two countries, the Presidency said Friday.According to the high office, Zuma held a bilateral meeting with Rutte on the margins of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, to map out the ...

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S/Africa: Zuma orders gov’t to restore order in Soweto

South African President Jacob Zuma has directed his government to restore normalcy in Soweto in Gauteng Province following two days of looting of shops belonging to foreigners from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Ethiopia, and in Malamulele District in Limpopo Province where boundary differences have emerged with a neighbouring area.Police remain on a high alert following unrest and looting of foreign-owned shops ...

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Nigeria: Distribution of voters card to end Feb. 8 – INEC

Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says that the ongoing collection of Permanent Voters' Cards (PVCs) in all the electoral wards in Nigeria will end on February 8, about one week before the start of the 2015 general election.The presidential, senatorial and House of Representatives elections would hold simultaneously throughout the country on February 14 while the governorship and ...

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