Obasanjo predicts victory for opposition APC

Obasanjo predicts victory for opposition APC

Former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has predicted that Maj. General Muhammadu Buhari will be elected on 28 March as Nigeria's new president, to succeed incumbent, ...

Amnesty Int’l urges the Gambia to address its human rights record

Amnesty Int’l urges the Gambia to address its human rights record

The international human rights watchdog, Amnesty International has issued a statement in which it challenged the government of the Gambia to undertake urgent action to address ...

Party members hail Ghanaian leader for firing Regional minister, deputy

Party members hail Ghanaian leader for firing Regional minister, deputy

Ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) activists in the Ashanti Region on Wednesday hailed President John Mahama for his immediate dismissal of the Ashanti Regional Minister, ...

Mozambicans hold candlelight vigil for slain top lawyer

Mozambicans hold candlelight vigil for slain top lawyer

Hundreds of people gathered on Tuesday night to pay tribute to influential jurist Gillles who was shot on the streets of Maputo.The vigil was held at the spot where he was gunned ...

Khama fumes at reports linking him to extending term in office

Khama fumes at reports linking him to extending term in office

The Office of the President on Wednesday said it finds it disingenuous of opposition Botswana National Front (BNF) leader Duma Boko following reports that he intends to challenge ...

Former Mugabe allies challenges expulsion on court

Former Mugabe allies challenges expulsion on court

The political woes in Zimbabwe's ZANU PF's escalated Tuesday after two expelled former senior officials sued President Robert Mugabe and the party to court over their dismissal and ...

S/Sudan officials to declare assets

S/Sudan officials to declare assets

South Sudan's Central Equatoria State officials have been urged to declare their assets and liabilities.The anti-corruption Commission told ministers, Members of Parliament, ...

Obasanjo predicts victory for opposition APC

Former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has predicted that Maj. General Muhammadu Buhari will be elected on 28 March as Nigeria's new president, to succeed incumbent, Goodluck Jonathan. Obasanjo told the Concerned Citizens of Nigeria in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun state in south-western Nigeria on Tuesday that there won't be any election annulment as it happened in 1993 under the military ...

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Amnesty Int’l urges the Gambia to address its human rights record

The international human rights watchdog, Amnesty International has issued a statement in which it challenged the government of the Gambia to undertake urgent action to address concerns of the UN Special Rapporteurs on torture and extra-judicial executions in the tiny West African nation. The human rights body said the Gambia should rapidly respond to its request as a matter of urgency, saying that the ...

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Party members hail Ghanaian leader for firing Regional minister, deputy

Ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) activists in the Ashanti Region on Wednesday hailed President John Mahama for his immediate dismissal of the Ashanti Regional Minister, Samuel K. Sarpong and his Deputy, Joseph Yammin. A statement signed by Ghana's Minister of Communications, Dr. Edward Omane Boamah, on the dismissal of the two politicians, said Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Eric Opoku would act as ...

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Mozambicans hold candlelight vigil for slain top lawyer

Hundreds of people gathered on Tuesday night to pay tribute to influential jurist Gillles who was shot on the streets of Maputo.The vigil was held at the spot where he was gunned down by unknown assailants earlier in the day. The 53-year-old Cistac, a Mozambican of French origin who was a central figure in a debate about the creation of autonomous states in Mozambique, was attacked as he entered a taxi ...

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Khama fumes at reports linking him to extending term in office

The Office of the President on Wednesday said it finds it disingenuous of opposition Botswana National Front (BNF) leader Duma Boko following reports that he intends to challenge President Ian Khama to a direct presidential election.In a statement, the office said the only reason Boko was bringing up this issue was the fact that he knew that Khama was on his last term that is expected to end in 2018 and ...

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Former Mugabe allies challenges expulsion on court

The political woes in Zimbabwe's ZANU PF's escalated Tuesday after two expelled former senior officials sued President Robert Mugabe and the party to court over their dismissal and the outcome of a controversial elective congress held last year.The sacked Presidential Affairs Minister Didymus Mutasa and former ZANU PF spokesperson Rugare Gumbo filed a High Court application on Tuesday seeking an injunction ...

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S/Sudan officials to declare assets

South Sudan's Central Equatoria State officials have been urged to declare their assets and liabilities.The anti-corruption Commission told ministers, Members of Parliament, Commissioners and senior civil servants to reveal evidence of how much they are worth by the end of the month. The Chairperson of the State Anti-Corruption Commission, Emmanuel Khamis Richard, warned in a statement on Tuesday that each ...

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Law suit on Jonathan’s poll eligibility dismissed

Nigeria's Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja on Tuesday dismissed Mr Cyriacus Njoku's appeal challenging the eligibility of President Goodluck Jonathan to contest the March 28 presidential election.Justice Abubakar Yahaya, who delivered the unanimous judgment of the five-man panel, held that Jonathan was qualified to seek for another term of office. He said that the president was qualified because he did not ...

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Former Mugabe ally expelled from parliament

Zimbabwe's National Assembly Speaker, Jacob Mudenda on Tuesday relieved sacked Presidential Affairs Minister Didymus Mutasa and outspoken former ZANU PF lawmaker, Themba Mliswa of their parliamentary seats.This followed a request to that effect from the ruling party. Mudenda announced when the National Assembly resumed sitting on Tuesday that the two politicians had been expelled from the House as they are ...

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2015 election: journalists may boycott coverage if safety not guarantee -NUJ

Iyalla Adaye, Nigeria - Journalists in Rivers State may be directed to boycott coverage of the March 28 and April 11 elections if something is not done by various stakeholders to guarantee their safety. [divide] IT'S UP TO YOU! features texts and photos by the community and for the community. This article was sent to us by Iyalla Adaye and is published here with permission. StarAfrica is YOUR website. ...

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