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 ...

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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Nigeria’s incoming govt urged to take tough, sweeping decisions

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has advised the Nigeria's President-elect Mu¬hammadu Buhari to take tough and sweeping deci¬sions on key issues militating against Nigeria within three months of inauguration as President. Speaking at the two-day Policy Dialogue on the Im¬plementation of the Agenda for Change, organised by the Policy Research and Strategy Directorate of the All Progres¬sives Congress ...

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Mali: Local polls scheduled for October 25

Communal and regional elections in Mali will be held on October 25, the Minister of Territorial Administration and Decentralization, Abdoulaye Idrissa Maïga confirmed before the representatives of political parties.“Time is no longer for postponement, we must go to elections,â€� Maà¯ga said on Tuesday. He also informed representatives that the revision of the electoral lists has been extended for ten days ...

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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 forcing government to meet the leaders of the association.The leaders of the association Alex Nartey had already prompted government on their intension to embark on sit down strike if their allowances and conditions of service due ...

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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 that his wife, First Lady Monica Geingos is worth between N$45 to N$60 million ($3.7 and $5 million). Geingob has millions of dollars in bank accounts at home and abroad in addition to houses in Windhoek, Hentis Bay and Swakopmund ...

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Nigeria: Cracks appear on ruling PDP as chairman resigns

Alhaji Adamu Muazu, the National Chairman of Nigeria's ruling People's Democratic Party, (PDP) has tendered his resignation over divisions with supporters of outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan.Muazu resigned on Wednesday following pressure by a faction of the party loyal to Jonathan, the defeated incumbent in March's elections. The party's dismal showing in the March 28 and April 11 elections has been ...

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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 opposition to the idea from Togo and the Gambia, Ghana's Foreign Minister Hannah Tetteh said. The proposal was discussed at the 47th ordinary summit of the regional bloc held in Accra, Ghana on Tuesday. Togo and the Gambia are ...

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CPJ urges Burkina Faso to lift suspension of live political broadcasts by media

The Committee to Protect Journalists has called on the Burkina Faso authorities to lift its suspension of live political broadcasts in the country, which comes as Burkina Faso prepares to hold elections in October. According to a statement issued here Tuesday by CPJ, the High Council for Communication, the Burkinabe media regulatory body in a statement on its web site declared a three-month suspension on ...

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