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 […]

Election was transparent, free and fair -Obasanjo

Election was transparent, free and fair -Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria on Sunday described Ghana’s general election as peaceful, transparent, free and fair, and should, therefore, be emulated by other African countries. He said, “By this successful and peaceful election, Ghana has again added another beautiful block to the already political edifice it has built over the years.” The former […]

Zimbabwe Prime Minister Weds ‘Woman of His Dreams

Zimbabwe Prime Minister Weds ‘Woman of His Dreams

Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday proceeded to wed his lover, Elizabeth Macheka, but under customary law, as his marriage licence was revoked at the 11th hour. There were two ceremonies – one at Raintree, for invited guests, while another for MDC-T party members was held at Glamis Arena. The mood was somewhat subdued at the […]

Libyan president says 50 arrested in US consulate attack

Libyan president says 50 arrested in US consulate attack

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Libyan President Mohammed Magarief said on Sunday that about 50 people have been arrested in connection with the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi last week, which he said was planned by foreigners linked to al Qaeda. The attack on Tuesday in Benghazi came amid protests over a video made […]

Fugitive Congo opposition figure heads to France: lawyer

Fugitive Congo opposition figure heads to France: lawyer

By Patrick Nduwimana BUJUMBURA (Reuters) – An opposition figure wanted in the Democratic Republic of Congo on treason charges has left neighbouring Burundi, where he had taken refuge, and has gone to France, his lawyer said on Sunday. Roger Lumbala, a Congolese member of parliament and former rebel, arrived at the South African Embassy in […]