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Spokesman: South Sudan’s Kiir ready for peace talks

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir is ready for peace talks with his longtime political rival and rebel leader Riek Machar, a presidential spokesman said on Monday. Kiir’s spokesman, Ateny Wek Ateny, told Xinhua by phone that the South Sudanese leader has accepted the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) proposal for face-to-face talks with the former […]

Cameroon’s President Biya declares intention to run for 7th term

Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi sworn in for second term in office

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was sworn in on Saturday before the parliament for a second four-year term in office, state-run Nile TV reported. Sisi won 97 percent of the vote in a landslide re-election victory, with a turnout of 41 percent, beating his sole rival Moussa Mostafa Moussa. Sisi was first elected in 2014, […]

Cameroon’s President Biya declares intention to run for 7th term

Zambian president pardons 464 prisoners as part of Africa Freedom Day

Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Thursday pardoned 464 prisoners as part of the commemoration of this year’s Africa Freedom Day. Minister of Home Affairs Stephen Kampyongo said the Zambian leader pardoned the inmates from various correctional facilities across the country in exercise of his prerogative mercy powers enshrined in the country’s constitution. The Zambian minister […]

Cameroon’s President Biya declares intention to run for 7th term

Burundi approves new constitution extending presidential term limit

A Burundi woman casts ballot in May 2018 election. REUTERS Voters in Burundi have overwhelmingly approved a new constitution, the electoral commission said on Monday, ushering in changes that could let president Pierre Nkurunziza stay in power to 2034. An opposition coalition rejected the result of last week’s referendum while the United States said the […]

Cameroon’s President Biya declares intention to run for 7th term

Zimbabwe MDC leader vows to kick out Chinese investors if elected

File – Nelson Chamisa A leading opposition politician in Zimbabwe has vowed to expel Chinese investors who are “looting” the country if he wins presidential elections due in July. “We will kick out the Chinese companies,” Nelson Chamisa was quoted by the privately owned New Zimbabwe news site as saying. “We want genuine deals that benefit […]

Cameroon’s President Biya declares intention to run for 7th term

Ethiopia to introduce term limits for the office of Prime Minister

Ethiopia’s new premier announced his intention to amend the country’s constitution to the effect that terms of office for the Prime Minister are limited to two terms. Abiy Ahmed told thousands who welcomed him in the Hawassa capital of the Southern regional state, that he was committed to deepening democratic reforms in the country. The […]

Cameroon’s President Biya declares intention to run for 7th term

Sierra-Leone’s president sacks ambassadors and workers above the age of 60

Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio has sacked all political appointees at the country’s foreign missions including ambassadors and information attachés. He has also retired all  workers in the public service who have attained the age of 60, except those under special employment approved by parliament. The sackings were contained in an executive order President Maada Bio  issued […]

Cameroon’s President Biya declares intention to run for 7th term

Breaking: Senators call for President Buhari’s impeachment

Mmebers of the Nigerian senate this morning moved a motion for the impeachment of President Buhari. According to Premium Times, the senators moved the motion because the President did not seek the National Assembly’s approval before the withdrawal of the $496 million used for the purchase of aircraft from the United States. Section 143 of the Nigerian constitution […]

Cameroon’s President Biya declares intention to run for 7th term

Ethiopia bestows highest national honour on ex-PM Hailemariam Desalegn

(Photo courtesy,africanews) Ethiopia’s federal government on Tuesday evening honoured the immediate past Prime Minister Haile Mariam Desalegn with the country’s highest national award. Desalegn, who resigned his post in mid-February 2018 was awarded a national medal and given a citation at an official farewell ceremony held at the national palace in Addis Ababa. He was […]

Cameroon’s President Biya declares intention to run for 7th term