UK hails DRC’s new electoral law

UK hails DRC’s new electoral law

The United Kingdom has endorsed the new electoral law and cessation of violent protests in the DR Congo. In a statement, issued on Tuesday, London says it recognizes the new ...

Egyptian appeal court turns down jailed activists’ request for re-trial

Egyptian appeal court turns down jailed activists’ request for re-trial

Egypt's Court of Cassation has on Tuesday turned down a challenge issued by the April 6 Youth Movement co-founders; Ahmed Maher and Mohamed Adel, and a political activist Ahmed ...

EU won’t deploy observers in North-East of Nigeria – official

EU won’t deploy observers in North-East of Nigeria – official

The European Union (EU) has said that it will not deploy election observers in the North-East because of the security challenges in the zone. The Chief Observer of the European ...

Nigerian leader makes job pledge

Nigerian leader makes job pledge

President Goodluck Jonathan has promised to invest more in agricultural micro industries in order to create more jobs for the people if re-elected into office in February.Jonathan ...

Egypt: Mubarak’s sons released

Egypt: Mubarak’s sons released

Alaa and Gamal, both sons of former Egyptian President, Hosni Mubarak, were released on Monday after almost four years in detention since they were arrested with their father, a ...

Zambia gets first female VP

Zambia gets first female VP

The newly installed Zambian President Edgar Lungu has on Monday appointed former Gender Minister Inonge Wina as his Vice President, making her the first female ever to hold the ...

Botswana gov’t proposes salary increase for security forces

Botswana gov’t proposes salary increase for security forces

The Botswana cabinet has sent a proposal for salary increment for members of the security forces to Parliament, according to the state-owned Daily News, quoting Vice President ...

UK hails DRC’s new electoral law

The United Kingdom has endorsed the new electoral law and cessation of violent protests in the DR Congo. In a statement, issued on Tuesday, London says it recognizes the new electoral law passed by the Parliament of the Democratic Republic of Congo on 25 January. “This law is an important step towards elections which are credible, inclusive and peaceful, and which respect the will of the Congolese people, ...

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Egyptian appeal court turns down jailed activists’ request for re-trial

Egypt's Court of Cassation has on Tuesday turned down a challenge issued by the April 6 Youth Movement co-founders; Ahmed Maher and Mohamed Adel, and a political activist Ahmed Douma, against their prison sentences, upholding the three year sentences imposed on them. A Cairo court sentenced the trio to three years in prison and imposed a 50,000 EGP (US$7000) in December 2013 for violating the protest law. ...

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EU won’t deploy observers in North-East of Nigeria – official

The European Union (EU) has said that it will not deploy election observers in the North-East because of the security challenges in the zone. The Chief Observer of the European Union Election Observer Mission in Nigeria, Ambassador Santiago Fisas, told the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abuja on Monday that the EU Election Observer Mission had been in the country since November ...

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Nigerian leader makes job pledge

President Goodluck Jonathan has promised to invest more in agricultural micro industries in order to create more jobs for the people if re-elected into office in February.Jonathan made the promise on Monday at the Metropolitan Square in Ilorin while addressing supporters of the ruling People's Democratic Party, PDP, at the rally to flag off the campaign in Kwara State. He assured the people of Kwara that his ...

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Egypt: Mubarak’s sons released

Alaa and Gamal, both sons of former Egyptian President, Hosni Mubarak, were released on Monday after almost four years in detention since they were arrested with their father, a judicial source in Cairo told APA.Alaa, a wealthy businessman, and Gamal who was foreseen as potential heir to his father as President of Egypt left Torra prison at around 2 am for their homes in the district of Al-Jadida Massr in ...

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Zambia gets first female VP

The newly installed Zambian President Edgar Lungu has on Monday appointed former Gender Minister Inonge Wina as his Vice President, making her the first female ever to hold the second highest position in the country.Wina 74, a women's activist has spent most of her working life promoting women's equality but joined politics three years ago when she won a Parliamentary seat in Western Zambia previously held ...

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Botswana gov’t proposes salary increase for security forces

The Botswana cabinet has sent a proposal for salary increment for members of the security forces to Parliament, according to the state-owned Daily News, quoting Vice President Mokgweetsi Masisi on Monday. Addressing members of the security forces in Moshupa village on Sunday, Masisi said the government was aware that the cost of living was high and that the salaries did not commensurate with it and that is ...

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Nigerian leader says May 29 handover date is not negotiable

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has assured Nigerians and other stakeholders that the May 29, 2015 handover date is not negotiable.A statement by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, said that President Jonathan gave the assurance during a closed-door meeting with the United States Secretary of State, Mr. John Kerry, at the State House, Marina, Lagos. He said he had what he ...

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AU to monitor Egypt polls – official

The African Union (AU) will send a mission of around 50 to 60 observers to monitor the upcoming parliamentary elections in Egypt according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday. The ministry said in a statement that the AU have expressed interest in observing the elections, which are due in March. According to the ministry, it relayed the AU's interest to the Supreme Electoral Committee (SEC) which ...

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Lungu installed as new Zambian president

Edgar Lungu leader of the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) has been sworn in and installed as the sixth president of Zambia after winning a tightly contested election last week.58-year old Lungu beat his closest rival opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema by about 28,000 votes to be declared the winner of the January 20 presidential bye-election. Chief Justice Lombe Chibesakunda who was the Returning Officer for ...

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