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Kenya opposition postpones Odinga’s December 12 swearing in

Kenya’s main opposition coalition, the National Super Alliance (NASA) has announced a postponement of the swearing-in ceremony of its leader Raila Odinga as president of the country. A statement released on Sunday, two days to the December 12, event said the latest decision had been reached “following extensive internal consultations and engagements with a wide […]

Former minister joins race to unseat Mali’s president in 2018

Former minister joins race to unseat Mali’s president in 2018

Former Malian army general and government minister, Moussa Sinko Coulibaly, resigned from his position to stand in the country’s presidential elections in 2018. A Malian army general and former government minister, Moussa Sinko Coulibaly, has resigned from his position to stand in the country’s presidential elections next year. Coulibaly is the second person to declare […]

Kenya opposition postpones Odinga’s December 12 swearing in

Egypt colonel detained after announcing presidential bid

Egyptian military prosecutors ordered a colonel be detained for 15 days after he announced plans to run in the country’s 2018 presidential election, his lawyer said Sunday.  Egyptian military prosecutors ordered a colonel be detained for 15 days after he announced plans to run in the country’s 2018 presidential election, his lawyer said on Sunday. […]

Kenya opposition postpones Odinga’s December 12 swearing in

Opposition leader, Odinga to be sworn-in as president of Kenya on December 12

Kenya’s main opposition leader, Raila Odinga has promised supporters that he would be sworn-in as president on December 12. The announcement comes shortly after the inauguration of President Uhuru Kenyatta who was sworn in for a second term on Tuesday. Expert say such a move would only deepen divisions opened by the extended election season […]

Kenya opposition postpones Odinga’s December 12 swearing in

French President in Burkina Faso for a regional visit

French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou on Monday night, his first stop in a regional tour aimed at boosting cooperation on education, the digital economy and the environment. After being greeted by Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Kabore, the French leader gave a speech in which he praised the democratic goals […]

Kenya opposition postpones Odinga’s December 12 swearing in

Over 20 Heads of State in Nairobi for President Kenyatta’s inauguration

More than 20 Heads of State are expected in Nairobi to witness the inauguration of Uhuru Kenyatta as Kenya’s president for a second term. The organizing body for the event confirmed the arrival of some leaders already, though declined to give names. East African regional leaders are however said to have all confirmed their attendance. […]

Kenya opposition postpones Odinga’s December 12 swearing in

I always tell Africa’s long-stay presidents to retire – Botswana president

Botswana’s President Seretse Khama Ian Khama was the first African head of state to call on Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe to step down during the recent crisis in that country. Prior to Mugabe’s resignation, the Botswana leader said Zimbabweans have been subjected to untold suffering for a long time, due to what he says is […]

Kenya opposition postpones Odinga’s December 12 swearing in

Ugandan Parliamentarian Gerald Karuhanga returns $8000 “bribe”

Ugandan parliamentarian Gerald Karuhanga is the latest legislator to return the $8,000 paid to the 449 MPs. The money was paid for parliamentarians to consult with their constituents on the bill that seeks to remove the presidential age limit of 75. Yoweri Museveni could become ‘president for life’ if the age limit is removed. Gerald […]

Kenya opposition postpones Odinga’s December 12 swearing in

2017: 11 Longest Serving African Presidents

These African Presidents have been in power for so long; they have become synonymous with their countries. Several democratically elected Presidents have attempted to stay in office beyond their tenure, and a few have managed to remain in office beyond their mandate. The real problem is not the extended tenure, rather the lack of substantial achievements […]

Kenya opposition postpones Odinga’s December 12 swearing in

South Africa: Deputy President Ramaphosa leads in nominations for ANC leader

South Africa’s Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa has taken a lead in party nominations for the next leader of the ruling African National Congress (ANC). With this lead, Ramaphosa has secured the support of 65% of branches tallied so far, a poll showed. Hundreds of ANC branches across the country are nominating their choice for the […]

Kenya opposition postpones Odinga’s December 12 swearing in