Tension at Libyan embassy in Gambian capital as new envoy takes over

Tension at Libyan embassy in Gambian capital as new envoy takes over

There is tension in the Libyan embassy in Banjul, the Gambian capital, caused by the unceremonious replacement of the ambassador, APA reliably learns here on Wednesday. A senior ...

Congolese warlord’s trial opens at ICC

Congolese warlord’s trial opens at ICC

The trial of Congolese warlord, Bosco Ntaganda, started on Wednesday morning at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, where the 41 year-old former rebel leader will ...

Al Shabaab attack in Somalia kills unspecified number of Ugandan soldiers

Al Shabaab attack in Somalia kills unspecified number of Ugandan soldiers

Al-Shabaab insurgents on Tuesday morning attacked a Ugandan army base in Somalia, killing an unspecified number of soldiers. Although various accounts gave differing numbers of the ...

Botswana leader appoints tribunal to probe judges

Botswana leader appoints tribunal to probe judges

President Ian Khama in accordance with Section 97 of the Constitution of Botswana on Wednesday appointed a Tribunal to inquire into the conduct of four Judges of the High Court, ...

Low turnout in assembly elections dominate Ghanaian press

Low turnout in assembly elections dominate Ghanaian press

The low voter turnout recorded in Tuesday's district assembly level elections in Ghana on Wednesday dominated the Ghanaian media. The Daily Graphic and almost every newspaper in ...

Namibia: Swapo to battle youth leaders in court

Namibia: Swapo to battle youth leaders in court

Namibia's ruling Swapo Party has mobilised its supporters to rally behind it in its court battle against former youth leaders who were expelled from the organisation. Chief ...

Guinean leader confirms 11 October date for presidential polls

Guinean leader confirms 11 October date for presidential polls

– Guinean President Alpha Conde, candidate for his own succession, confirmed the date set for the first round of the presidential election for 11 October, according to a decree ...

President Mahama to pick party nominations forms

President John Dramani Mahama is expected to officially pick his nomination forms at the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) party headquarters in Accra on Thursday to enable him contest for a second term in the 2016 general elections, presidency sources and party officials have said. President Mahama has come under intense pressure from his sole would-be challenger, George Boateng, a constituency ...

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Tension at Libyan embassy in Gambian capital as new envoy takes over

There is tension in the Libyan embassy in Banjul, the Gambian capital, caused by the unceremonious replacement of the ambassador, APA reliably learns here on Wednesday. A senior staff of the North African diplomatic mission said for the past two weeks, there has not been any stability in the embassy. He said the whole problem started when the Libyan government tried to replace Ambassador Dr. Ibrahim with a ...

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African leaders witness China’s WWII victory military parade

Four African leaders witnessed Thursday's military parade in the Chinese capital Beijing to commemorate the 70th anniversary of China's victory over Japanese aggression and the end of World War II.Presidents Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt's Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi, Jacob Zuma of South Africa and Omar al-Bashir of Sudan as well as Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn were among ...

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Mauritanian leader reshuffles cabinet

Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz on Wednesday made a mild reshuffle of his cabinet under which Foreign Affairs and the Interior portfolio holders have been changed, the Presidency announced in a statement.The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation was entrusted to Hamadi Ould Meimou, previously Mauritanian Ambassador to Ethiopia and to the African Union, the statement noted. The former ...

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Congolese warlord’s trial opens at ICC

The trial of Congolese warlord, Bosco Ntaganda, started on Wednesday morning at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, where the 41 year-old former rebel leader will face charges of crimes against humanity perpetrated in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The ICC Chief Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda will intervene during the opening of the trial to set out charges against the former chief of ...

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Two groups drag Buhari to court over lopsided appointments

The Kingdom Human Rights Foundation International and Igbo Youths Democrats have urged the Federal High Court in Abuja to nullify the major appointments made by President Muhammadu Buhari on the grounds that they were made in breach of the principle of the Federal Character as contained in the Constitution. According to the Nation newspaper report on Wednesday, the request was filed by the group through ...

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Nigerian govt denies making promises on achievements within 100 days in office

The Presidency has said that President Mohammdu Buhari never made specific promises of what to achieve within his first 100 days in office during his campaign. It also denied circulating documents which contained such promises, saying that two booklets titled “One Hundred Things Buhari Will Do in 100 Days” and “My Covenant With Nigerians” which allegedly made rounds were not products of the Media Department ...

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Al Shabaab attack in Somalia kills unspecified number of Ugandan soldiers

Al-Shabaab insurgents on Tuesday morning attacked a Ugandan army base in Somalia, killing an unspecified number of soldiers. Although various accounts gave differing numbers of the dead, the deputy army spokesperson, Major Henry Obbo, did not say how many Ugandans had been killed at the UPDF-manned base of Janale, about 90 kilometres south-east of Mogadishu. A statement issued by the African Union Mission in ...

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Nigeria donates vehicles for Burkina elections

Nigeria has donated 20 Hilux vans to neighbouring Burkina Faso to assist the country conduct its general elections scheduled for October. Mr Bulus Lolo, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, delivered the vehicles on behalf of Nigeria on Tuesday. Mr Barthelemy Kere, President of the Independent National Electoral Commission of Burkina Faso received the vehicles on behalf of his country. ...

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Botswana leader appoints tribunal to probe judges

President Ian Khama in accordance with Section 97 of the Constitution of Botswana on Wednesday appointed a Tribunal to inquire into the conduct of four Judges of the High Court, namely Judge Key Dingake, Judge Mercy Garekwe, Judge Rainer Busang and Judge M Letsididi.Government spokesperson Dr Jeff Ramsay said the tribunal consists of Justice Criag Howie, Chairperson (Former President of the South African ...

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