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Jacob Zuma has officially resigned as President of South Africa with immediate effect

Johannesburg – Jacob Zuma has resigned as president of South Africa. “I have…come to the decision to resign as the president of the republic with immediate effect,” Zuma told reporters at the Union Buildings on Wednesday night. Zuma’s time as president has been marked by controversy, ranging from his relationship with the controversial Gupta family, […]

Eritrea marks 28th anniversary of defeating Ethiopia in key liberation battle

Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki on Monday (February 12) led a wreath laying ceremony to commemorate the 28th anniversary of a key military victory over Ethiopia in 1990. Afwerki laid a wreath at the Martyrs Cemetery at port city of Massawa, where Eritrean fores fought to take control of the city in Operation Fenkel. The operation […]

Jacob Zuma has officially resigned as President of South Africa with immediate effect

Africa’s first elected female president scoops $5m Mo Ibrahim prize

Former Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has been awarded the 2017 Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership for her excellent leadership during her time in office. Sirleaf, who handed over Liberia’s leadership to former international footballer George Weah last month, is the fifth recipient of the US$5 million award that is paid over ten […]

Jacob Zuma has officially resigned as President of South Africa with immediate effect

Kenyan Government Declares Opposition Resistance Movement as a criminal group

The Kenyan government through the Interior Ministry has declared National Resistance Movement (NRM), an arm of the opposition National Super Alliance, (NASA) an organised criminal group. This was just few hours after opposition leader Raila Odinga was sworn in as the ‘people’s president’, in a brief ceremony at Uhuru Park, near the capital’s Central Business […]

Jacob Zuma has officially resigned as President of South Africa with immediate effect

Raila Odinga ‘not afraid of sanctions’ ahead of ‘inauguration’

Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga has said he is ‘not afraid of sanctions’ ahead of his ‘swearing in ceremony’ scheduled for Tuesday 30th January 2018. Odinga said he has received calls and threats from different ambassadors and ‘friends abroad’ asking him not to go ahead with the inauguration, but he will do it, even it […]

Jacob Zuma has officially resigned as President of South Africa with immediate effect

Kenyan government says does not recognize Odinga swearing in as President

Raila Odinga [Photo courtesy: Nation] The Kenyan government says it does not recognize the planned swearing-in of opposition leader Raila Odinga as the ‘people’s president.’ The opposition NASA coalition has planned a swearing-in ceremony for Odinga, scheduled for Tuesday 30, in the capital, Nairobi. NASA insists the former Prime Minister won the 8 August election, […]

Jacob Zuma has officially resigned as President of South Africa with immediate effect

President Kenyatta appoints women to cabinet, Kenyans still not impressed

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has finally appointed women to his new cabinet, following protests over the issue in the capital Nairobi. Two weeks ago the president angered many when he failed to nominate a single woman in his cabinet shakeup, which saw him drop all five serving female ministers. On Monday, hundreds of women marched […]

Jacob Zuma has officially resigned as President of South Africa with immediate effect

Liberia’s outgoing president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, expelled from her party

Liberia’s outgoing president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has been expelled from her own party, Unity Party, for allegedly failing to support its candidate to succeed her during the presidential election in December 2017. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is accused of encouraging people to vote against her vice-president, Joseph Boakai. Former footballer George Weah won the presidential elections in December, defeating Mr Boakai. A spokesman […]

Jacob Zuma has officially resigned as President of South Africa with immediate effect

U.N. backs elections in Libya by end of 2018

Ghassan Salame, U.N. Special Representative for Libya, and Emad Al-Sayeh, Head of the High National Election Commission, attend a news conference in Tripoli, Libya, December 6, 2017. REUTERS The United Nations is committed to helping Libya organize elections by the end of the year, encouraged by the rate at which Libyans have been registering to […]

Jacob Zuma has officially resigned as President of South Africa with immediate effect