Senegal’s national dialogue opens on 28 May

Senegal’s national dialogue opens on 28 May

The national dialogue between the government and the political, economic, religious and civil society groups which the Senegalese head of State, Macky Sall announced in late April ...

ICC writes to Uganda over Bashir Visit

ICC writes to Uganda over Bashir Visit

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has on Thursday written to the Government of Uganda, demanding for an explanation as to why it refused to fulfill one of its obligations as ...

Uganda government sued over Bashir Visit

Uganda government sued over Bashir Visit

A law firm in Kampala has sued the Ugandan government for failing to arrest Sudanese President, Omar el Bashir during his recent visit to Uganda, reports said on Wednesday.Bashir ...

Bill Gates headline act for Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture

Bill Gates headline act for Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture

The Nelson Mandela Foundation in association with the University of Pretoria Tuesday confirmed Bill Gates as the main speaker to deliver the 14th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture on 17 ...

Mauritania: Jailed anti-slavery leader acquitted

Mauritania: Jailed anti-slavery leader acquitted

The Supreme Court in Mauritania has ordered the release of the president of the Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement (IRA), Biram Dah Abeid, who began serving ...

Egypt affirms judiciary’s ‘independence

Egypt affirms judiciary’s ‘independence

Egypt's foreign ministry said on Monday the court ruling against Egyptians accused of killing French teacher affirms "the independence and integrity" of the Egyptian judiciary.In a ...

US court sentences Gambian dissidents for failed coup

US court sentences Gambian dissidents for failed coup

A United States Federal court in Minneapolis, Minnesota State, on Thursday sentenced the main financier of the December 30th failed coup in the Gambia, Cherno Njie, and two of his ...

Senior ANC official calls for end to harassment of finance minister

South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) chief whip in Parliament, Jackson Mthembu, has called for an end to the recent “lies peddled about the Finance Minister (Pravin Gordhan) suggesting that he had been involved in criminal activity.” Following press reports of plans to arrest Gordhan over his alleged involvement in an alleged “rogue spy unit” at his former office of the South African Revenue ...

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S/Africa’s violent protests, anarchy unjustified – Presidency

South African commentators' claims in the media stating that there is violence in the country during protests “because that is the language President Jacob Zuma's government understands” is unjustified, the Presidency said on Friday. The media commentators have pointed out that the current spate of violent protests in the country from the north to the south – in parliament, in urban and rural communities, ...

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Geingob’s Chinese connections, sex trade dominate Namibia headlines

President Hage Geingob's involvement with a Chinese property developer and flourishing sex trade at Walvis Bay dominated news headlines in the Namibian press on Friday. The Namibian reported that Geingob has joined a list of property developers, especially for residential units, in a lucrative industry that has also been blamed for driving up the cost of housing. The President, his ex-wife and daughter have ...

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CAR’s President Touadéra appoints close aides

The President of the Central African Republic, Faustin Archange Touadéra has announced the appointment of close aides to oversee administrative matters at the Renaissance Palace.22 names including those of ministers and advisors, special advisers and mission heads make up the list of appointees released in the capital Bangui on Thursday. Most of those appointed are either defeated presidential candidates or ...

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Zimbabwe opposition leader admitted in S/African hospital

Zimbabwe's opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has been admitted in hospital in South Africa over an undisclosed ailment, his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) announced on Thursday. MDC secretary general Douglas Mwonzora said Tsvangirai “was taken ill” early this week. “On the advice of his doctors, he had to travel to South Africa for treatment,” Mwonzora said in a statement. He revealed that the former ...

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Zimbabwe’s Mugabe to attend Fort Hare centenary celebrations

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has left Harare for Friday's centenary celebrations for Fort Hare University in South Africa. A graduate of the university, Mugabe is expected to join South African President Jacob Zuma and other African leaders for the celebrations. Alumni from Fort Hare include late South African President Nelson Mandela, Botswana's first democratic President Seretse Khama, late Tanzanian ...

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S/African leader to lead national prayers ahead of local gov’t polls

South African President Jacob Zuma will on Sunday lead his nation in a National Day of Prayers at Absa Stadium in Durban ahead of local government polls set for August, his office said on Thursday. “The prayers will be for, among other things, successful and peaceful 2016 Local Government Elections as well as for the further consolidation of democracy,” the Presidency said. During the service, leaders of ...

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Senegal’s national dialogue opens on 28 May

The national dialogue between the government and the political, economic, religious and civil society groups which the Senegalese head of State, Macky Sall announced in late April is to start on 28 May 2016, official source told APA on Thursday.According to a statement by the Council of Ministers on Wednesday, the President of the Republic will open a national dialogue with political parties, including the ...

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ICC writes to Uganda over Bashir Visit

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has on Thursday written to the Government of Uganda, demanding for an explanation as to why it refused to fulfill one of its obligations as spelt out on the Rome Statute to which it is a signatory by arresting Sudan president Omar Al Bashir. Part of the letter seeks answers as to why Uganda refused to arrest Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir who was in the country on ...

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Swaziland to conduct census of albinos

Swaziland will conduct a census with intention to keep record of all people who are living with albinism in the country, a senior official said Thursday. Deputy Prime Minister Paul Dlamini said Swaziland does not know how many people are living with albinism, making it difficult for the government to draw strategies on how to provide support. “We want to find out what their needs are so that we can assist in ...

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