Ghana: Court workers’ strike leaves litigants stranded in court

Ghana: Court workers’ strike leaves litigants stranded in court

A strike action by the Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana (JUSAG) has made hundreds of litigants and well-meaning Ghanaians who transact businesses with court stranded ...

I’m worth $4.3 million – Namibian president

I’m worth $4.3 million – Namibian president

The Namibian President Hage Geingob on Wednesday publically declared his personal assets worth N$51 million ($4.3 million). President Geingob also told journalists at State House ...

Ecowas drops term limit idea after opposition from Gambia and Togo

Ecowas drops term limit idea after opposition from Gambia and Togo

Leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) on Tuesday rejected a proposal to impose a region-wide limit to the number of terms presidents can serve, after ...

South Sudan parliament forced to adjourn session due to fuel shortage

South Sudan parliament forced to adjourn session due to fuel shortage

The South Sudan's Parliament was forced to adjourn its sitting scheduled for Tuesday because of a fuel shortage, APA learns here. The Chairperson of the Parliament's Information ...

Accra: Gambian protesters say ‘no fifth term for Jammeh

Accra: Gambian protesters say ‘no fifth term for Jammeh

Gambians in the Ghanaian capital Accra have been taking to the streets protesting a likely fifth term bid next year by President Yahya Jammeh who has ruled the country for ...

Guinea: Opposition head poised for crunch talks with President Conde

Guinea: Opposition head poised for crunch talks with President Conde

Guinea's opposition leader and former Prime Minister, Cellou Dalein Diallo has vowed to tell truth to power during showdown talks with President Alpha Condé to defuse political ...

AU issues Burundi warning

AU issues Burundi warning

The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU) on Friday warned it will take appropriate measures against Burundian community leader whose acts would lead to the ...

Gambia: Opposition PDOIS holds three-day congress

The People Democratic Orientation for Independence and Socialism (PDOIS) on Friday held its first Congress in the Central River Region town of Bansang, marking the start of a three-day public rally in the area.According to officials of the party, a huge public rally will also be held at the epic-centre of the town on Sunday to mark the end of the congress. However, dozens of vehicles carrying the party's ...

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Nigeria: 50 presidents, others to witness Buhari inauguration

More than 50 Presidents and Heads of Government across the globe will attend the inauguration of Nigeria's President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari on May 29, 2015.The Chairman of the Media and Publicity Sub- Committee of the Presidential Inauguration Planning Committee, Chief Edem Duke, told journalists on Friday in Abuja that the activities marking the 2015 Presidential Inauguration kicked off on Friday with a ...

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Nigeria: President-elect decries failure of govt to provide information to committee

Nigeria's President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, has lamented that the out-going administration of President Goodluck Jonathan has failed to provide the in-coming government with all the necessary information needed for a smooth take-off next week, particularly on how to tackle the current fuel scarcity in the country. Receiving the interim report of the APC Transition Committee headed by Mr. Ahmed Joda ...

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Sierra Leone parliament quizzes fire brigade over under-performance

The leadership of Sierra Leone`s National Fire Force has been quizzed by parliament over its performance over the years. The Public Accounts Committee in parliament wanted to know what the Fire Force was doing in the face of widespread reports of fire outbreaks and destruction to properties. According to officials, there are 30 water hydrants positioned across various corners of the city of Freetown, but ...

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Zimbabwe opposition leader defends by-election boycott

The leader of Zimbabwe's splinter Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) faction Welshman Ncube on Friday defended his party's decision to boycott parliamentary by-elections set for June 10, saying the opposition did not intend "to dress the devil in pin-striped suits”.Ncube said his party, which split from the mainstream MDC led by former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai in 2005, did not see any value in ...

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Corruption on the rise in Botswana – Official

The head of Botswana's Directorate on Crime and Economic Corruption Rose Seretse says incidents of corruption in the country are on the increase.Speaking during a presentation to the Parliamentary Accounts Committee on Thursday, Seretse said most corruption is found in ministries of Lands, Tertiary Education and Transport. She said there was collusion in drivers licences transfers from other countries where ...

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Zimbabwe’s ZANU PF expels more officials in succession purge

Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU PF has expelled seven more senior officials and imposed five-year bans on 13 others, state media reported Friday.The official Herald daily said those expelled included former energy minister Dzikamai Mavhaire, ex-gender minister Olivia Muchena and former Masvingo provincial affairs minister Kudakwashe Bhasikiti. Also shown the door is former ZANU PF Mashonaland East provincial ...

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C/d’Ivoire to host 23rd Francophonie African parliamentary assembly

The Ivorian political and administrative capital, Yamoussoukro will from May 28 to 30 host the 23rd session of the Africa Regional Assembly of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Francophonie.According to a briefing note seen by APA, this important gathering of African francophone parliamentarians to be hold at the Felix Houphouet-Boigny Foundation in Yamoussoukro on the initiative of Ivorian Assembly speaker, ...

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Nigeria’s transition body submits report to President-elect

Nigeria's President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday received the interim report of the Transition Committee set up to assist Goodluck Jonathan's successor transit smoothly to the Presidency.The committee was led by its Chairman, Alhaji Ahmed Joda, who said that the committee received tremendous cooperation from members of the organized private sector (OPS), Nigeria's international development partners as ...

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Zambia poll body disclaims mass voter education

The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) says it is not its sole responsibility to carry out voter education to encourage voters to participate in elections, but that this is more the responsibility of political parties taking part in the elections.ECZ Commissioner Christopher Mushabati said on Thursday during a stakeholders meeting to review the January presidential elections that voter apathy was a threat ...

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