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Robert Mugabe says he never thought President Mnangagwa would turn against him

Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe, who was ousted last year, said he never thought new President Emmerson Mnangagwa would turn against him. In his first interview since he was ousted, Mugabe denounced Mnangagwa’s move to oust him last year as a coup. He said his departure from office in November is a “coup d’etat” that “we must […]

DR Congo sacks more than 250 magistrates

Mauritius president rejects calls to resign over credit card scandal

Mauritian President, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim rejected calls for her to resign over accusations of financial misconduct and will provide evidence to debunk these, her office said in a statement today. In February, local L’express newspaper said Gurib-Fakim had used a credit card issued by an international non-governmental organisation to buy clothes and jewellery in Italy and Dubai. She has denied […]

DR Congo sacks more than 250 magistrates

Kenyan opposition suspends People’s Assembly

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga shake hands after the two met on Friday. [Courtesy The Star] Kenya’s opposition NASA coalition on Monday suspended the People’s Assembly following talks between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga. The opposition outfit had rallied the formation of the People’s Assembly in its strongholds following the 8 August presidential […]

DR Congo sacks more than 250 magistrates

Mauritius cabinet agrees to impeach first female president

As Mauritius is preparing to celebrate its 50 years of independence, the government has decided to launch impeachment procedures to dismiss the President of the Republic, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim. This decision was taken during a Cabinet meeting chaired by the Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth in the afternoon of Thursday, March 8. Government members reportedly agreed that […]

Following Zuma’s Exit, Is This A New Dawn For South Africa?

After Cyril Ramaphosa became the president following Jacob Zuma’s resignation, South Africa seems to be taking a new direction. Could this be a new dawn for South Africa? After weeks of tension, in which the ruling African National Congress (ANC) cast a spell of intense political uncertainty over the country, Jacob Zuma finally accepted his […]

DR Congo sacks more than 250 magistrates

South African’s Cyril Ramaphosa reshuffles cabinet two weeks after becoming president

New South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced his cabinet reshuffle, making substantial changes to ministerial positions. He reappointed Nhlanhla Nene as finance minister, reversing his sacking by the former President Jacob Zuma, who is facing charges of corruption, and forced to stand down earlier this month by his own party. Ramaphosa took over, promising a “new dawn” for […]

DR Congo sacks more than 250 magistrates

Uganda’s ruling party wants to extend President Museveni’s rule to 2035

Uganda’s ruling party is pushing for a referendum that could extend the longtime president’s rule to 2035 despite the objections of opposition leaders who call it a move toward a life presidency. A national referendum to extend the president’s term from five years to seven most certainly will happen in 2018, said Rogers Mulindwa, a […]

DR Congo sacks more than 250 magistrates

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 […]

DR Congo sacks more than 250 magistrates