Malawi govt orders anti-graft bureau closed

Malawi govt orders anti-graft bureau closed

The Malawian government has ordered the country's anti-corruption offices to be shut down indefinitely. In a statement on Wednesday, the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) ...

Zambia: Interim leader Scott under pressure to resign

Zambia: Interim leader Scott under pressure to resign

Fourteen cabinet ministers Wednesday demanded the immediate resignation of Zambia's interim President Guy Scott claiming he is working against the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) and ...

Somali president names new PM

Somali president names new PM

Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud has appointed Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke as his new prime minister.Sharmarke was unveiled at a press conference held in Mogadishu on ...

Nigerian opposition picks presidential running mate

Nigerian opposition picks presidential running mate

Barely a week after Nigeria's main opposition party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) picked former military Head of State, Maj-General Muhammadu Buhari as its presidential ...

AU intensifies fight against Ebola

AU intensifies fight against Ebola

Some 187 Ethiopian health workers have left Addis Ababa to join the African Union Support to Ebola outbreak in West Africa, APA learnt on Wednesday.According to an AU statement made ...

Zuma: Reconciliation remains process to unity in S/Africa

Zuma: Reconciliation remains process to unity in S/Africa

Reconciliation is not an event but a process that will take time to be achieved for a country like South Africa which was racially divided for centuries, President Jacob Zuma has ...

Looming retrenchments, VP headaches dominate Zimbabwe headlines

Looming retrenchments, VP headaches dominate Zimbabwe headlines

News about plans by the government to lay off thousands of its workers and legal headaches over the recent appointments of new vice presidents were some of the main headlines in the ...

Malawi govt orders anti-graft bureau closed

The Malawian government has ordered the country's anti-corruption offices to be shut down indefinitely. In a statement on Wednesday, the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) sanctioned that the Malawi Police Service (MPS) seal all offices of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) until further notice. The Chief Secretary to the government, George Mkondiwa, said the decision is a security measure because ...

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Zambia: Interim leader Scott under pressure to resign

Fourteen cabinet ministers Wednesday demanded the immediate resignation of Zambia's interim President Guy Scott claiming he is working against the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) and the interest of the country.Speaking on behalf of the 14, Foreign Affairs minister Harry Kalaba alleged that Scott had carried out his duties since assuming the position of interim president two months ago, without due regard for ...

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Somali president names new PM

Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud has appointed Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke as his new prime minister.Sharmarke was unveiled at a press conference held in Mogadishu on Wednesday. Sharmarke, a former holder of the premiership and Somalia's ambassador to the United States, held the post from 2009 to 2010, when he resigned due to a feud with former President Sharif Ahmed. His appointment comes after the ...

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Nigerian opposition picks presidential running mate

Barely a week after Nigeria's main opposition party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) picked former military Head of State, Maj-General Muhammadu Buhari as its presidential flag-bearer for the country's 2015 presidential election, erudite lawyer, Prof. Yemi Osibanjo, was on Wednesday endorsed as the presidential running mate.Buhari, who had contested the presidential ticket three times, got a running mate ...

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AU intensifies fight against Ebola

Some 187 Ethiopian health workers have left Addis Ababa to join the African Union Support to Ebola outbreak in West Africa, APA learnt on Wednesday.According to an AU statement made available here, the health workers would join other health workers who have been fighting the disease in the three countries most affected by Ebola -- Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. The Ethiopian contingent comprises field ...

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Zuma: Reconciliation remains process to unity in S/Africa

Reconciliation is not an event but a process that will take time to be achieved for a country like South Africa which was racially divided for centuries, President Jacob Zuma has said.Zuma was speaking during the official opening of a bridge that joins Ncome Museum and Blood River Monument in Dundee in Kwazulu-Natal on Tuesday. This is the site where the Zulus and Afrikaaners fought bitterly in 1838 for ...

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Looming retrenchments, VP headaches dominate Zimbabwe headlines

News about plans by the government to lay off thousands of its workers and legal headaches over the recent appointments of new vice presidents were some of the main headlines in the Zimbabwean press on Wednesday.The state-run Herald wrote that Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa had hinted on an impending retrenchment exercise targeting an unspecified number of civil servants next year. He revealed that the ...

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Botswana private press vows to fight gov’t advertising ban

Botswana's media industry says it is gravely disturbed by recent reports that the Botswana government is planning to use advertising as a weapon against the private media.The Botswana government is reported to have issued a directive to its various ministries and parastatals to stop advertising in all newspapers in the country. The media industry, represented by the Press Council of Botswana, Editors Forum, ...

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Janjaweed declares autonomous govt in Darfur

Former Janjaweed leader Musa Hilal has declared the establishment of an autonomous administration in the troubled Sudanese region of Darfur. Hilal who is the chairman of the Revolutionary Awakening Council (RAC) and the leader of the Beni Hussein tribe agreed on the establishment of a new management board for the gold mining area of Jebel ‘Amer in El Sareif Beni Hussein locality in North Darfur. The ...

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Zambia: Ruling party’s power struggle taken to court

The power struggle in the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) in Zambia is far from over with one of the contenders on Tuesday taking the case to the Supreme Court to stop Party President Edgar Lungu from launching his application with the electoral commission this week.The ECZ set Wednesday to Saturday this week as the dates when all aspiring candidates for election as president as expected to launch their ...

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