The Battle for Limpopo Ahead of ANC 2017

The Battle for Limpopo Ahead of ANC 2017

The upcoming Limpopo regional elective conference will be a make-or-break test of the province’s once-taken for granted support for deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa as the party president ahead of the December elective conference. The province now appears deeply divided over the succession battle between Ramaphosa and outgoing African Union commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. The regional […]

Hissene Habre: Chad’s ex-ruler convicted of crimes against humanity

Hissene Habre: Chad’s ex-ruler convicted of crimes against humanity

Chad’s ex-ruler Hissene Habre has been convicted of crimes against humanity and sentenced to life in prison at a landmark trial in Senegal. The judge convicted him of rape, sexual slavery and ordering killings during his rule from 1982 to 1990. Victims and families of those killed cheered and embraced each other in the courtroom […]

Togo Opposition Cries Foul After Gnassingbé Victory in Presidential Poll

Togo Opposition Cries Foul After Gnassingbé Victory in Presidential Poll

By Michel Arseneault The opposition in Togo says the presidential election at the weekend was marred by ballot-stuffing as partial results indicate President Faure Gnassingbé is set to win by a wide margin. Gnassingbé onTuesday looked poised to win a third term, with 69 per cent of the vote against almost 18 per cent for […]

National Security Adviser Susan Rice Meets Nigerian Minister of Defense Aliyu Gusau

National Security Adviser Susan Rice Meets Nigerian Minister of Defense Aliyu Gusau

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 25, 2015 Statement by NSC Spokesperson Bernadette Meehan on National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice’s Meeting with Nigerian Minister of Defense Aliyu Mohammed Gusau National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice met today with Defense Minister Aliyu Mohammed Gusau of Nigeria. Ambassador Rice noted […]

Obama Heading to Kenya for Entrepreneurship Summit

Obama Heading to Kenya for Entrepreneurship Summit

By Oliver Mathenge PRESIDENT Barack Obama has finally decided to visit Kenya, in July this year, a year-and-a-half before he completes his term in office. It will be the first time Obama will visit Kenya as President. Yesterday both the White House and State House announced that Obama will be in Kenya for bilateral talks […]

Hakainde Hichilema Pleads Not Guilty

Hakainde Hichilema Pleads Not Guilty

UNITED Party for National Development (UPND) leader Hakainde Hichilema yesterday pleaded not guilty to defaming President Michael Sata. Hichilema, 50 of Serval Road Kabulonga in Lusaka, is facing a charge of defamation of the President before Lusaka magistrate Boniface Mwiinga. Particulars were that on January 13 this year, Hichilema with intent to bring the President’s […]

Four Arrested Over Attack On Emir’s Convoy

Four Arrested Over Attack On Emir’s Convoy

Four suspects have been arrested in connection with the attack on the convoy of the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, it emerged yesterday. The deputy governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, also confirmed the arrest to AFP yesterday but declined to give numbers. This comes as the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of […]

Police Arrest Hichilema -Zambia’ Opposition Leader

Police Arrest Hichilema -Zambia’ Opposition Leader

Opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has been arrested by the Zambian police and was detained at Woodlands Police Station in Lusaka for allegedly issuing disparaging remarks against President Michael Sata and touring township markets without a police permit. Hichilema, who is President of the United Party for National Development (UPND), was later released on a Kr5,000 […]

Kenyan Candidate Cedes Presidential Bid

Kenyan Candidate Cedes Presidential Bid

Nairobi — Deputy Prime Minister Musalia Mudavadi has revealed that Uhuru Kenyatta signed a pre-poll pact in the presence of lawyers that requires him to step down in his favour for the Jubilee presidential ticket. Mudavadi said the agreement which was deposited with the Registrar of Political parties is still binding, but indicated willingness by […]

Situation in Kivu provinces of eastern DR Congo remains ‘tense and fragile’ – UN spokesperson

Situation in Kivu provinces of eastern DR Congo remains ‘tense and fragile’ – UN spokesperson

The situation on the ground in the Kivus – two provinces in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) which have experienced violent clashes and civilian displacement involving armed groups over recent months – remains “tense and fragile,” a United Nations spokesperson said today. Speaking to the UN News Centre, the spokesperson for the […]