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Mali president postpones referendum on constitutional reforms

Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has shelved plans for a referendum on constitutional reforms that have been met with opposition and ignited regular street protests, he said on state television overnight. The constitutional changes would have given extra powers to the president, created new regions, established a new Senate chamber and recognised claims by ethnic […]

Angola picks dos Santos’ successor: Here are the six contenders

African Dictator: Angola Prepares for Life After Almost 40 Years Under President Dos Santos

After almost 40 years with one man yielding absolute power, it is difficult for most Angolans to envision a life without him. Luaty Beirao knows the story of the Angolan Jose Eduardo dos Santos all too well. In 2015, Beirao and 16 others were arrested for “Acts of Rebellion” after attending a book club meeting […]

Angola picks dos Santos’ successor: Here are the six contenders

Kenyan opposition to challenge Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election in the Supreme Court

Kenya’s NASA opposition coalition has announced that it will move to the Supreme Court to challenge the election of President Uhuru Kenyatta following his declaration by the electoral body as the winner of the August 8 vote. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) on Friday night announced that Uhuru had won the election, garnering […]

Angola picks dos Santos’ successor: Here are the six contenders

President Buhari feels ready to go home, awaiting doctor’s permission

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari says he feels healthy enough to return home and is only awaiting permission from his doctor. The 74-year-old leader has been on medical leave in London since early May raising questions whether he is well enough to run the country. Details regarding his illness have never been disclosed to the public. […]

Angola picks dos Santos’ successor: Here are the six contenders

Ex-Barcelona stars, Kluivert and Davids, join Mugabe on campaign

Former Barcelona players, Patrick Kluivert and Edgar Davids, were in Zimbabwe over the weekend. The two former Dutch national team players however made the headlines not for their sporty involvement but for a political reason. Davids, 44, and Kluivert, 41; were present at a political rally organized by the ruling Zanu-PF on Saturday. Their visit […]

Angola picks dos Santos’ successor: Here are the six contenders

Egyptian President expected in Tanzania and Rwanda next week

President Abdel el-Sisi. Picture courtesy The President of Egypt, Abdel el-Sisi is expected in Tanzania and Rwanda for a state visit next week. Tanzanian President John Magufuli extended an invitation to the Egyptian President to strengthen cooperation between their two nations especially in the fields of economics and social diplomacy reports the Citizen. “Tanzania and […]

Angola picks dos Santos’ successor: Here are the six contenders

Congratulatory messages start pouring in for newly elected Kenyan President

African Presidents and world leaders have started sending congratulatory messages to Uhuru Kenyatta for being re-elected the President of Kenya. Current President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto, and the Presidential candidate for the ruling party, Jubilee, were declared the winners of the recently concluded Kenyan elections. We pledge to finish the work we […]

Angola picks dos Santos’ successor: Here are the six contenders

Photos: 24-year-old young lady wins seat in Kenyan parliament

24-year-old Cynthia Jepkosgei Muge is the newly elected MCA of Kilibwoni ward, Nandi County, Kenya. Muge ran as an independent candidate because she could not afford the cost of her party’s nomination form. She shocked many in the Jubilee Party stronghold after she emerged victorious with 8760 votes defeating her closest competitor Wilson Kiptanui of […]

Angola picks dos Santos’ successor: Here are the six contenders

Kenya’s history-making women elected governors, senators

Six women have made history in Kenya for being the first women to win seats as governors and senators since the promulgation of the 2010 constitution. Three women won gubernatorial seats which have always been won by men. Another three women won seats in the 68-member Senate, making them the first women to be elected […]

Angola picks dos Santos’ successor: Here are the six contenders

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