Zambia: MMD leader denies ex-president’s comeback

Zambia: MMD leader denies ex-president’s comeback

Nevers Mumba, the leader of Zambia's former ruling Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) has denied speculations that ex-president Rupiah Banda was seeking to return from ...

Zuma urges Chief Justice to fill IEC vacancy

Zuma urges Chief Justice to fill IEC vacancy

South African President Jacob Zuma has requested Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng to start the processes of filling the vacancy of the head of the Independent Electoral Commission ...

Poverty reduced by 50 percent  – President Jonathan

Poverty reduced by 50 percent – President Jonathan

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has claimed his government has been able to reduce poverty rate in the country by 50 percent.Speaking at the rally of the South South zone of ...

Swazi gov’t introduces graft whistle-blower programme

Swazi gov’t introduces graft whistle-blower programme

The Swazi government has introduced a whistle-blower programme as it moves to curb rising corruption, according to the Times Sunday.The paper said Justice Minister Sibusiso Shongwe ...

Zambian leader dismisses ill-health rumours

Zambian leader dismisses ill-health rumours

President Michael Sata has denied reports circulating about his alleged death and called for calm and unity among Zambians.In a statement issued through his son Mulenga, who is also ...

Zimbabwe: Mugabe urges unity in ZANU PF

Zimbabwe: Mugabe urges unity in ZANU PF

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has called for unity and discipline in his faction-ridden party where behind-the-scenes jostling for positions is threatening internal cohesion ...

Gabon: Former Deputy PM arrested over counterfeit

Gabon: Former Deputy PM arrested over counterfeit

Gabon's former Deputy Prime Minister, Mr. Louis Gaston Mayila, has been confirmed arrested and placed under custody at Libreville central prison over counterfeit currency.Mayila who ...

Zambia: MMD leader denies ex-president’s comeback

Nevers Mumba, the leader of Zambia's former ruling Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) has denied speculations that ex-president Rupiah Banda was seeking to return from political retirement to lead the party.Speaking in a local television interview on Sunday, Mumba said Mr. Banda has no such ambitions an d would have let him know if the former leader was interested in leading the MMD. According to Mumba ...

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Zuma urges Chief Justice to fill IEC vacancy

South African President Jacob Zuma has requested Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng to start the processes of filling the vacancy of the head of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), the Presidency said Saturday.The office became vacant due to the IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula's resignation a month ago after the Constitutional Court dismissed her appeal against the Electoral Court's ruling that her ...

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Poverty reduced by 50 percent – President Jonathan

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has claimed his government has been able to reduce poverty rate in the country by 50 percent.Speaking at the rally of the South South zone of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benin, capital of Edo State on Saturday, Jonathan said his party, believed in ‘stomach infrastructure' in its bid to ensure there was food security and job creation in the country. He ...

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Swazi gov’t introduces graft whistle-blower programme

The Swazi government has introduced a whistle-blower programme as it moves to curb rising corruption, according to the Times Sunday.The paper said Justice Minister Sibusiso Shongwe was inviting people with information on corruption, especially that which involving government projects or departments, to report such cases to his office. The minister said whistle-blowers should “bring information and evidence ...

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Zambian leader dismisses ill-health rumours

President Michael Sata has denied reports circulating about his alleged death and called for calm and unity among Zambians.In a statement issued through his son Mulenga, who is also the mayor of Lusaka on Saturday, the ailing Zambian leader denied that he was critically ill as reported by sections of the international media. Mulenga said he had spoken to his father from New York on Saturday morning and that ...

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Zimbabwe: Mugabe urges unity in ZANU PF

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has called for unity and discipline in his faction-ridden party where behind-the-scenes jostling for positions is threatening internal cohesion ahead of its much-awaited elective congress set for December.Addressing hundreds of ZANU PF supporters on Saturday at Harare International Airport after his arrival from the United Nations General Assembly held in New York, Mugabe ...

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Gabon: Former Deputy PM arrested over counterfeit

Gabon's former Deputy Prime Minister, Mr. Louis Gaston Mayila, has been confirmed arrested and placed under custody at Libreville central prison over counterfeit currency.Mayila who is also president of the opposition Union For New Republic (UPNR), was arrested with the magistrate, Edzo Edzo and several other people mentioned in the case. Mr. Mayila did not stay overnight at ‘Gros Bouquet' prison for ...

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Liberia’s Sirleaf sacks deputy minister over assault

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has dismissed with immediate effect, the Assistant Minister for Sectorial Planning at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, Jeremiah Krah for assaulting a female police officer.The assistant minister reportedly assaulted police officer Beauty Mulbah at one of the intersections in central Monrovia when she stopped her vehicle and asked him for his car ...

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Mozambique: Poll observers expected from South Africa, Zimbabwe

South Africa and Zimbabwe are expected to send the largest observer contingents during Mozambique's October 15 elections.At least 100 observers are expected from the two countries each, according to media reports on Friday. The reports quoted Miguel de Brito of the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa, as saying that observer missions from China and Vietnam will be in Mozambique for the ...

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UN official tips Namibia to attain most MDG targets

A United Nations official has said Namibia is on course to achieve most of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) but warns that the southern African country is likely to struggle with goals four and five.UN resident coordinator Musinga Bandora said Namibia was doing well in terms of most of the MDG goals, “expect for Goals 4 and 5. “These remain serious challenges” Bandora said during a dinner hosted for ...

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