Rights group condemns shooting of leading Burundian activist

Rights group condemns shooting of leading Burundian activist

A leading Burundian human rights defender, Pierre Claver Mbonimpa, was shot and injured on Tuesday evening in the capital, Bujumbura, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has disclosed. ...

Algeria hosts African governance platform forum

Algeria hosts African governance platform forum

The African Governance Platform's Clusters on Constitutionalism and Rule of Law and Human Rights and Transitional Justice, is being convened in Algiers, the Algerian capital, the AU ...

Sierra Leone anti-graft agency defends record amid public criticism

Sierra Leone anti-graft agency defends record amid public criticism

Sierra Leone`s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has defended its record after public criticism greeted the re-appointment of its head. Joseph F. Kamara, head of ACC, was reappointed ...

AU chief condemns assassination of Burundi’s former spy chief

AU chief condemns assassination of Burundi’s former spy chief

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has expressed shock at the assassination of Burundi's General Adolphe Nshimirimana, a former army Chief ...

Buhari issues ultimatum to Auditor General

Buhari issues ultimatum to Auditor General

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Auditor-General of Nigeria to ensure that all outstanding audit queries are conclusively resolved within 30 days beginning in August. ...

Gambian leader releases more prisoners

Gambian leader releases more prisoners

A press release from the Gambian Presidency has informed the general public about the additional release of several more prisoners including the former Navy Commander Mamudu B. Sarr ...

Pardoned prisoners match in solidarity with Gambian leader

Pardoned prisoners match in solidarity with Gambian leader

Over two hundred ex-convicts who were recently granted amnesty by the Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh, on Thursday embarked on a match pass from the Arch 22nd to the 22nd July Square in ...

Nigeria gets new Chief Executives for national oil company, NCC

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Dr. Ibe Kachikwu as the Group Managing Director of the state-run Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). A statement issued by the President's Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, on Tuesday in Abuja, noted that Kachikwu, who was the Executive Vice Chairman and General Counsel of Exxon-Mobil (Africa), will take over from Dr. Joseph Dawha. ...

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Guinea: Ruling RPG to name presidential poll flag-bearer

The ruling Rally of the People of Guinea (RPG-Arc-en-ciel) a coalition of political parties will hold its national congress from 9 to 11 August in Conakry to name its flag-bearer for the presidential election slated for 11 October, official sources told APA on Tuesday.The Permanent Secretary of the coalition, Saramady Toure exhorted leaders of the movement and all branches to participate in the congress to ...

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Kenyan, Ethiopian leaders to pay state visits to Uganda – official

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and the Prime Minister of Ethiopia Hailemariam Desalegn are scheduled to arrive in Uganda on state and official visits respectively at the invitation of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni. A statement issued here Tuesday says President Kenyatta will arrive on Friday 7 August, 2015 and will address Uganda's Parliament in the afternoon. He will also hold a bilateral meeting with ...

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Banks, countries with stolen Nigerian oil money identified

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says that his administration has identified banks, financial institutions and countries in which payments for stolen Nigerian crude oil have been deposited. Buhari told visiting United States Congressmen on Monday in Abuja that he acknowledged the support and cooperation his administration was getting from the international community in gathering required intelligence for ...

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Nigeria: INEC to send bill on electronic voting to National Assembly

Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is finalizing arrangements to send a bill to the National Assembly for adoption of electronic voting system and to enable Nigerians in diaspora cast votes during elections. A deputy director of INEC and head of media, Mr. Nick Dazang, said on Monday in Abuja that as part of the commission's determination not to disenfranchise Nigerians in any part of ...

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Rights group condemns shooting of leading Burundian activist

A leading Burundian human rights defender, Pierre Claver Mbonimpa, was shot and injured on Tuesday evening in the capital, Bujumbura, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has disclosed. According to eyewitness accounts, Mbonimpa left the office at about 5:30pm and while in his car, an unidentified man on a motorbike shot into the car, injuring him in his face and neck. Mbonimpa was rushed to the hospital and is ...

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Egyptian President amends Elections Act

Egypt's President, Abdel Fattah al-Sissi has enacted amendments to the Elections Act ahead of determining the date for future legislative elections, political sources in Cairo told APA on Monday.Among the main points of the amendments are sorting out the number of members of the House of Representatives to 568, including 5 percent at most who can be appointed by the president. 448 members are elected on the ...

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Local leaders integral to deepening democracy – Senegal minister

In Africa, as everywhere, local government leaders are an integral part of the struggle to deepen and consolidate democracy, according to Senegalese minister of Local Governance, Development and National Territories Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr.Speaking in Dakar on Monday, Sarr declared: "Local authorities through their associations are the vanguard of the struggle for the consolidation of democracy, improved ...

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Botswana: Incentives attract foreigners to public service

Botswana's Deputy Minister of Presidential Affairs, Phillip Makgalemele said Monday that foreigners who are recruited through external advertisements in the public service are paid a contract addition or salary supplementation allowance which serves as an attraction incentive. Answering questions in Parliament Makgalemele said there is no basic salary differentiation between foreigners and locals for ...

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Algeria hosts African governance platform forum

The African Governance Platform's Clusters on Constitutionalism and Rule of Law and Human Rights and Transitional Justice, is being convened in Algiers, the Algerian capital, the AU said on Monday in a statement. The African Governance Architecture (AGA) is a continental institutional framework aimed at connecting, empowering and building capacities of the African Union organs and institutions with the aim ...

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