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Angolan president sacks top army, intelligence bosses

President Joao Lourenco Angolan President Joao Lourenco on Monday sacked the armed forces’ chief of staff and the head of the foreign intelligence, the latest moves in his quest to rid the country of officials tainted by graft accusations or have links to his predecessor, Jose Eduardo dos Santos. Lourenco succeeded dos Santos in September […]

Zimbabwe president ready to accept opposition victory in July polls – Foreign Minister

Zimbabwe president ready to accept opposition victory in July polls – Foreign Minister

Ahead of the Zimbabwe’s elections in July, Sibusiso Moyo, Zimbabwe’s foreign affairs and International Relations Minister revealed that his boss President Emmerson Mnangagwa will be ready to accept the outcome of presidential elections Moyo, famed as the then military officer who announced a takeover of political power in November 2017, made the comments while speaking […]

Angolan president sacks top army, intelligence bosses

DR Congo sacks more than 250 magistrates

President Joseph Kabila has cracked the whip on unbefitting individuals who work at the judiciary. On Monday, 250 magistrates who did not have a law degree or were accused of corruption were sent packing. Through a televised event Justice Minister Alexis Thambwe said President Joseph Kabila has “sanctioned more than 200 individuals who do not […]

Angolan president sacks top army, intelligence bosses

Rwanda’s president names new finance minister in reshuffle

Paul Kagame, Rwanda’s president [Photo- Reuters] Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame appointed Uzziel Ndagijimana as finance minister in a cabinet reshuffle, his office said. Kagame swept to a landslide victory in a presidential election last year, securing a third term in office and extending his 17 years in power. Late on Friday, he promoted state minister […]

Angolan president sacks top army, intelligence bosses

Botswana swears in 30-year-old minister, the country’s youngest member of parliament

Botswana’s new president Mokgweetsi Masisi has sworn in his 18-member cabinet on Wednesday which includes the country’s youngest member of parliament Bogolo Joy Kenewendo. The 30-year-old economist, media commentator and policy analyst first joined parliament in 2016 as a specially elected MP by former president Ian Khama, and she is now the Investment, Trade and […]

South Africa’s ex-president Jacob Zuma all smiles as he appears in court to face corruption charges

Former South African president, Jacob Zuma appeared in a relaxed mood and smiled broadly during his appearance in court to face money-laundering and fraud charges linked to a multibillion-dollar arms deal. The 75-year-old who is facing 16 charges stemming from the arms deal almost a decade ago made the court appearance at the High Court in Durban, a […]

Angolan president sacks top army, intelligence bosses

Botswana swears in new president

The 55-year-old took the oath of office before the country’s national assembly in the presence of the Chief Justice, the Speaker of Parliament and his immediate predecessor, Seretse Khama Ian Khama. Image courtesy: Bloomberg Botswana has sworn-in its fifth president, Mokgweetsi Masisi. The 55-year-old took the oath of office before the country’s national assembly in the presence […]

Angolan president sacks top army, intelligence bosses

Kenya, Mozambique scrap visa requirements for nationals

Kenyan and Mozambican nationals will no longer require visas to travel to the two countries, leaders of the two countries announced on Friday. Mozambican citizens visiting Kenya will no longer require visas #KenyaMozambiqueRelations ???? | @FNyusi @ForeignOfficeKEhttps://t.co/4rhfAWW6GG pic.twitter.com/aQTR8iogqi — Uhuru Kenyatta (@UKenyatta) March 30, 2018 Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Mozambican counterpart Filipe Nyusi […]

Angolan president sacks top army, intelligence bosses

High Court convicts Kenyan minister, heads of police and immigration over Miguna deportation

A Kenyan high court judge found the Interior Minister and the police chief guilty of contempt on Wednesday and told them to appear for sentencing because they failed to obey a court order to release a detained opposition politician. Late on Wednesday evening, Kenyan authorities deported opposition politician Miguna Miguna on an Emirates flight, his […]

Angolan president sacks top army, intelligence bosses