Zimbabwe First Lady confirms presidential ambition

Zimbabwe First Lady confirms presidential ambition

Grace Mugabe has announced her ambition as a potential candidate to succeed Robert Mugabe as the next president of Zimbabwe should her husband relinquish power. Speaking in Mazowe, ...

“Blood money” funding Botswana poll campaign

“Blood money” funding Botswana poll campaign

The University of Botswana's Director at the Centre for Strategic Studies, Professor Mpho Molomo has said that both the ruling party and the opposition are awash with “blood money” ...

Bashir’s new bid rankles Sudan opposition

Bashir’s new bid rankles Sudan opposition

Members of Sudan's opposition are up in arms against the nomination of President Omar Al-Bashir for a new term as the country's leader. The opposition National Consensus Forces ...

Zimbabwe First Lady claims VP, generals want to topple Mugabe

Zimbabwe First Lady claims VP, generals want to topple Mugabe

Zimbabwe's First Lady Grace Mugabe on Thursday made sensational claims that Vice President Joice Mujuru and other senior ruling party and military officials wanted to topple ...

Nigerian lawmakers to probe Green Field Refineries contract

Nigerian lawmakers to probe Green Field Refineries contract

Nigeria's lower legislative body, the House of Representatives, has ordered its committee on Petroleum Resources, Downstream Sector to investigate the N3.7 trillion (about $23bn) ...

Malawian gov’t urges Cashgate suspects to hand themselves in

Malawian gov’t urges Cashgate suspects to hand themselves in

The Malawian government has appealed to people suspected to have been involved in the alleged plunder of public funds to voluntarily hand themselves to the police station as ...

Zambian government finally releases draft constitution

Zambian government finally releases draft constitution

The Zambian government on Thursday finally released for public scrutiny a draft constitution finalised by a 20-member technical committee more than a year ago.Acting Justice ...

Zimbabwe First Lady confirms presidential ambition

Grace Mugabe has announced her ambition as a potential candidate to succeed Robert Mugabe as the next president of Zimbabwe should her husband relinquish power. Speaking in Mazowe, 40km from the capital Harare on Thursday, Mrs Mugabe declared: "People say I want to be president, why not? Am I not a Zimbabwean?". Grace told veterans of Zimbabwe's war of liberation that she was poised to succeed President ...

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“Blood money” funding Botswana poll campaign

The University of Botswana's Director at the Centre for Strategic Studies, Professor Mpho Molomo has said that both the ruling party and the opposition are awash with “blood money” from anonymous sources to fund their campaigns. The Botswana Guardian newspaper quoted Molomo on Thursday as saying that the ruling Botswana Democratic Party's dubious source of funding has provided an example to the opposition to ...

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Bashir’s new bid rankles Sudan opposition

Members of Sudan's opposition are up in arms against the nomination of President Omar Al-Bashir for a new term as the country's leader. The opposition National Consensus Forces (NSF) has strongly criticized Al-Bashir's decision to contest the presidency in April 2015, describing the move as unconstitutional. Bashir had earlier made it clear he would not be standing for the presidency after 25 years in power. ...

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Zimbabwe First Lady claims VP, generals want to topple Mugabe

Zimbabwe's First Lady Grace Mugabe on Thursday made sensational claims that Vice President Joice Mujuru and other senior ruling party and military officials wanted to topple President Robert Mugabe.Addressing veterans of Zimbabwe's 1970s liberation war near Harare, the First Lady claimed that Mujuru and her backers had hatched a plan to remove Mugabe from power by force. “She wants to use money to topple ...

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Nigerian lawmakers to probe Green Field Refineries contract

Nigeria's lower legislative body, the House of Representatives, has ordered its committee on Petroleum Resources, Downstream Sector to investigate the N3.7 trillion (about $23bn) contract for the Green Field Refineries awarded almost four years ago.The resolution to probe the failed project followed a motion by a member of the House Abbas Tajudeen, calling for urgent explanation of the failure to construct ...

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Malawian gov’t urges Cashgate suspects to hand themselves in

The Malawian government has appealed to people suspected to have been involved in the alleged plunder of public funds to voluntarily hand themselves to the police station as investigations intensified for those implicated in the scandal.Information and Civic Education Minister Kondwani Nankhumwa said Thursday in the capital Lilongwe that those who were involved in the scandal, which is commonly referred to ...

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Zambian government finally releases draft constitution

The Zambian government on Thursday finally released for public scrutiny a draft constitution finalised by a 20-member technical committee more than a year ago.Acting Justice Minister Ngosa Simbyakula presented the draft constitution to Parliament and said it was a gift to the people of Zambia as the country prepares to celebrate 50 years of independence from Britain on Friday. Simbyakula said this was the ...

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Namibian leader thanks Congo-Brazzaville for support

President Hifikepunye Pohamba on Wednesday said diplomatic relations between Namibia and the Republic of Congo are rooted in the shared history of solidarity that the latter rendered by providing refuge to hundreds of Namibians during the country's struggle for independence. “Congo has been a dependable friend of the Namibian people for many decades. We will always cherish your country's principled position ...

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ICGLR, SADC reiterate ultimatum for DRC rebel disarmament

The International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) and Southern African Development Community (SADC) have threatened military action against Democratic Republic of Congo rebels if they continued ignoring a six-month disarmament ultimatum issued early this year.Ministers of defence and foreign affairs from the two blocs reiterated in a communiqué following their third joint meeting in the Angolan ...

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AU observers impressed by Botswana poll atmosphere

African Union observers said Thursday that they are impressed by the political atmosphere in Botswana ahead of Friday's hotly contested elections.Former Malawi leader Joyce Banda, who is heading the AU observer mission, said her team was impressed by the high spirits of the Batswana and the contesting political parties as they prepared to square off against each other in the October 24 poll. Banda told ...

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