Senegal: OIF parallel summit organizers decry ban

Senegal: OIF parallel summit organizers decry ban

Political activists in Senegal have complained about a possible ban by the Dakar Prefecture from holding parallel activities against the 15th Summit of the International ...

Namibians voting in landmark e-polls

Namibians voting in landmark e-polls

Namibians are voting to elect the country's next president and 72 parliamentarians on Friday with some 1.2 million citizens eligible for the exercise across 4, 000 polling stations ...

UN envoy to probe Botswana’s human rights record

UN envoy to probe Botswana’s human rights record

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCRH) is due in Botswana to probe the country's record on human rights particularly those pertaining to cultural enjoyment ...

Gambian magistrate faces corruption charges

Gambian magistrate faces corruption charges

Gambian Magistrate Saikouhas appeared before Principal Magistrate of the Bundung Magistrates Court charged with two counts of ‘official corruption,' local media reports said on ...

Malema’s EFF urges revolt against Botswana

Malema’s EFF urges revolt against Botswana

South Africa's opposition Economic Freedom Fighters party on Thursday criticized Botswana over what it called the country's blind loyalty to the United States and exhorted the ...

S/Africa: Zuma admits ANC’s deepening crisis

S/Africa: Zuma admits ANC’s deepening crisis

All was not well with South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) party whose image and reputation have been battered recently, leaving it in deep crisis, President Jacob ...

Zambian opposition adopts former president to run in by-election

Zambian opposition adopts former president to run in by-election

Former Zambian president Rupiah Banda has been formally adopted to stand as candidate for the opposition Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) in presidential elections slated for ...

Senegal: OIF parallel summit organizers decry ban

Political activists in Senegal have complained about a possible ban by the Dakar Prefecture from holding parallel activities against the 15th Summit of the International Organization of the Francophonie (OIF) on 29, 30 November, accusing the state of showing a heavy hand.The spokesman for the anti OIF movement, retired police chief, Cheikhna Keita declared during a press briefing in Dakar on Thursday: “We ...

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Namibians voting in landmark e-polls

Namibians are voting to elect the country's next president and 72 parliamentarians on Friday with some 1.2 million citizens eligible for the exercise across 4, 000 polling stations nationwide.It is the first electronic ballot in Africa and features nine presidential candidates and 16 political parties vying for seats in parliament. 79-year old President Hifikipunye Lucas Pohamba of the ruling South West ...

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UN envoy to probe Botswana’s human rights record

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCRH) is due in Botswana to probe the country's record on human rights particularly those pertaining to cultural enjoyment and freedom, amongst others, APA learns here Friday. A statement from the UNHCHR office says Botswana will be the eighth country to be visited by the Special Rapporteur, Farida Shaheed. The purpose of the visits is to understand, ...

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Gambian magistrate faces corruption charges

Gambian Magistrate Saikouhas appeared before Principal Magistrate of the Bundung Magistrates Court charged with two counts of ‘official corruption,' local media reports said on Thursday.The Standard newspaper on Thursday reported that Mr Fatty was accused of ‘corruptly soliciting the sum of D20, 000 (about US$475) and a gold wrist watch' from a defendant in the matter before his court ‘under the pretext ...

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Malema’s EFF urges revolt against Botswana

South Africa's opposition Economic Freedom Fighters party on Thursday criticized Botswana over what it called the country's blind loyalty to the United States and exhorted the working class to rise up in revolt against the government.EFF president Julius Malema and some senior members of his party have been included in the controversial list of foreigners that require visa to travel to Botswana. Speaking in ...

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S/Africa: Zuma admits ANC’s deepening crisis

All was not well with South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) party whose image and reputation have been battered recently, leaving it in deep crisis, President Jacob Zuma admitted during a gathering in Soweto, Johannesburg."The youth league has been shaken but also the mother body has been shaken," Zuma was quoted by Sapa news agency on Thursday telling delegates at the ANC Youth League ...

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Zambian opposition adopts former president to run in by-election

Former Zambian president Rupiah Banda has been formally adopted to stand as candidate for the opposition Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) in presidential elections slated for January 21 next year to replace the late President Michael Sata.Accepting an adoption certificate from the party on Thursday, Banda said he had accepted to be adopted by the MMD because there was what he called a crisis in the ...

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S/African auditor unaware of Zuma’s Nkandla spending – Official

The South African Auditor General's office has said it was unaware of details concerning President Jacob Zuma's spending to refurbish his Nkandla homestead. AG Kimi Makwetu quoted in the Sowetan newspaper of Thursday, was responding to questions in parliament following the release of the latest audited reports of national and provincial departments. The AG told the House that due to this, his office for over ...

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Gambia: Arrest warrant issued for exiled dissident

The Banjul Magistrates' Court has issued an arrest warrant against an exiled Gambian dissent based in France. Court sources on Thursday confirmed that Magistrate Samsideen Conteh had prepared and released a warrant of arrest against Sedia Bayo, the suspected mastermind behind an attack on Amadou Samba, in the Senegalese capital Dakar last month. Samba, a Gambian business tycoon is an ally of the government. ...

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New Burkina transition council holds maiden session

The new transition council in Burkina Faso is holding its first session in Ouagadougou on Thursday, days after its members were unveiled.The National Transitional Council (NTC) was one of the main institutions created after President Blaise Compaore was forced from power by a popular uprising in October. According to a statement by transition leader, Michel Kafando, the NTC's maiden session is being held at ...

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