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Is ex-warlord Charles Taylor pulling Liberia’s election strings from prison?

Liberia’s former President Charles Taylor is currently serving a 50-year sentence for war crimes in a prison in the British city of Durham. But is he using that as a base to interfere in the elections in his homeland this week? “If he was to come back today, I’d roll out the red carpet,” said […]

South African President, Jacob Zuma reshuffles his cabinet again!

Liberia’s president, Sirleaf plans life after presidency: Lecturing, farming, reading

Liberian leader Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is already planning for life after her time serving as president of the West African nation. According to the 78-year-old former joint Nobel Peace Prize laureate, she has plans in three major areas after handing over power to a successor – lecturing, farming and reading. Sirleaf told South Africa’s Mail […]

South African President, Jacob Zuma reshuffles his cabinet again!

Ethiopia speaker of parliament quits over govt handling of recent clashes

Ethiopia’s speaker of parliament has resigned with barely two days to the reopening of the new session on Monday, October 9. The news of Abadula Gemeda’s resignation was broken by the Addis Standard news portal who said the move was in protest for the Federal government’s handling of recent security escalation in Oromia and Somali […]

South African President, Jacob Zuma reshuffles his cabinet again!

Elections history in Africa’s oldest democratic republic: Liberia

Liberia gained its independence more than a century before the rest of Africa, and it has since 1847 elected its presidents. “Founded” in 1822 by former slaves and free-born blacks from the United States, executive power in the Commonwealth of Liberia was held by the Governor of Liberia prior to independence. The Governor was appointed […]

South African President, Jacob Zuma reshuffles his cabinet again!

Zimbabwe succession row: Grace Mugabe warns of coup plot

Zimbabwe’s First Lady Grace Mugabe has warned of a possible coup plot amid growing tensions in the fight to succeed her husband. She says allies of Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa are threatening the lives of those who don’t support him to replace President Robert Mugabe, 93. Mrs Mugabe herself and Mr Mnangagwa are the front-runners and […]

South African President, Jacob Zuma reshuffles his cabinet again!

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe says may make cabinet changes next week

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe says may make cabinet changes next week Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe said on Saturday he may make changes to his cabinet next week, a time of rising tensions within his ruling party over who will eventually takeover from him. “Next week there might be some changes in government. I Should we remain with […]

South African President, Jacob Zuma reshuffles his cabinet again!

President Kagame critic ‘denied legal rights’ in first court appearance

A prominent critic of Rwanda’s president appeared in court alongside her mother and sister on Friday, all charged with forgery and inciting insurrection. Diane Shima Rwigara is accused of faking the registration papers she filed to stand against President Paul Kagame in an August election. She was eventually barred from running and Kagame went on […]

South African President, Jacob Zuma reshuffles his cabinet again!

Age limit debate: ‘I will give my views at the right time,’ says President Museveni

Ugandan president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has finally spoken about the controversial age limit debate. According to him, the debate was just starting and everyone needed to speak their minds on it without threats. Incidentally, the 73-year-old chose the last paragraph of a political response to an opponent to send across his views. His target was […]

South African President, Jacob Zuma reshuffles his cabinet again!

U.S. concerned by “deteriorating” political climate in Kenya

President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga at a past function. The United States on Friday expressed concern over the deteriorating political climate in Kenya ahead of the repeat presidential election scheduled for October 26, saying it did not support any candidate. “The United States Government is deeply concerned by the deterioration in the […]

South African President, Jacob Zuma reshuffles his cabinet again!

Botswana says ‘Mugabe’s advanced age’ result of recent diplomatic gaffe

The Botswana government on Thursday replied a diplomatic jibe thrown at its president by his Zimbabwean counterpart, Robert Gabriel Mugabe. The 93-year-old leader whiles on an official visit to South Africa mocked the failure of Botswana’s candidate in elections for the African Union Commission chairperson post. Mugabe’s target was not Botswana’s Foreign Minister, Dr. Pelonomi […]

South African President, Jacob Zuma reshuffles his cabinet again!

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