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Equatorial Guinea shuts border with Cameroon over coup attempt

The border between Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea has been sealed for nearly two weeks due to the alleged coup attempt against Africa’s longest serving president Teodoro Obiang Nguema. The attempt as reported by the French news portal Jeune Afrique took place overnight from Wednesday December 27 to Thursday December 28, 2017. The government subsequently confirmed […]

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

Tanzania politics dangerous because of ‘dictator’ Magufuli – shot opposition chief

Tundu Lissu, the Tanzanian opposition chief who was shot by unknown assailants in September last year says the country’s politics had taken a dangerous turn thanks to the dictatorial regime led by President John Pombe Magufuli. Lissu is currently recuperating at a Nairobi hospital where he was flown to for specialized medical care. The trained […]

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

Equatorial Guinea confirms a thwarted ‘coup’ that would have ended president’s 38-year reign

President Teodoro Obiang Nguema [Photo -AFP] The West African state of Equatorial Guinea said on Wednesday it had thwarted “a coup” in late December mounted by mercenaries who sought to attack President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, Africa’s longest-serving leader. In a statement read on public radio, Security Minister Nicolas Obama Nchama said: “Mercenaries … were recruited […]

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

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signs controversial “Age Limit Bill” into law

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has signed a new law that abolishes the current 75-year age limit for presidential candidates. Museveni, who is two years off the cut-off age at 73, is now eligible to run a sixth elected term in 2021, having served since 1986. “He assented to the bill after the speaker wrote to […]

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

Liberia’s Boakai concedes defeat to former soccer star Weah

Joseph Nyuma Boakai, Liberia’s Vice President and presidential candidate of the Unity Party (UP), speaks to Reuters during an interview in Monrovia, Liberia  Liberia’s vice president Joseph Boakai conceded defeat in a presidential election run-off to ex-footballer George Weah on Friday. Weah will succeed Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as president next month, the country’s first democratic […]

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

Political transition brings a new era for Zimbabwe

Emmerson Mnangagwa swears in as Zimbabwe’s president in Harare, Zimbabwe,  In November, the world witnessed a dramatic transition of power in Zimbabwe. Three weeks after 75-year-old Emmerson Mnangagwa, was sacked as vice president, he managed to make a political comeback and take over the country’s presidency. It brought the final curtain down on the 37-year-long […]

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

Congratulations to George Weah, Liberia’s 25th president

Retired footballer George Weah has won the elections in Liberia to become that country’s 25th president. The senator of Montserrado County – once named Fifa World Player and winner of the much coveted Ballon d’or – defeated his 73-year-old opponent Vice President Joseph Boakai in a landslide victory in results announced in Liberia on Wednesday morning. […]

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

Liberia Presidential Election: George Weah on the verge of making history

This child of Monrovia shantytown who became a global star of football in the 1990s, George Weah is getting closer to the dream of his second life: to be elected president of Liberia on Tuesday December 26, in a country traumatized by the civil war, which he intends to reconcile. At 51, the ex-star striker […]

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

Zimbabwe: Former army chief apppointed vice-president of the ruling party

Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has named the former army chief who led a coup that ended Robert Mugabe’s 37-year rule, as one of his two deputies in the ruling party, the presidency said. Presidential press secretary George Charamba said in a statement, retired general Constantino Chiwenga and long-serving state security minister Kembo Mohadi were […]

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

Gaddafi’s Son Saif al-Islam To Contest For Libya’s 2018 Presidential Elections

“Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of the former Libyan president, enjoys the support of major tribes in Libya so he can run for the upcoming presidential elections due in 2018” A family spokesperson has revealed that the late Muammar Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam Gaddafi will announce plans to contest for president during next year’s presidential […]

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