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President Buhari to seek 2019 re-election

President Buhari to seek 2019 re-election

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari will seek a second term in February 2019 elections, the presidency announced on Twitter on Monday. The governor of Kaduna state had earlier tw ...

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South Africa ex-President Jacob Zuma charged with corruption

South Africa ex-President Jacob Zuma charged with corruption

South Africa's former President Jacob Zuma has been charged with corruption linked to a 1990s arms deal. After the 75-year-old's 15-minute appearance at the High Court in Durban, ...

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Botswana President visits Zimbabwe today

Botswana President visits Zimbabwe today

Botswana’s new President Mr Mokgweetsi Masisi is in Harare today on a one-day working visit and talks with his Zimbabwean counterpart President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Zimbabwe become ...

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President Masisi Unveils Deputy, Cabinet – Botswana

President Masisi Unveils Deputy, Cabinet – Botswana

Member of Parliament for Boteti West, Mr Slumber Tsogwane has officially been endorsed and sworn in as Vice President of Botswana. According to the constitution, 57 elected MPs ar ...

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Six invaluable quotes by Winnie Mandela

Six invaluable quotes by Winnie Mandela

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was a revolutionary activist who fought the apartheid regime in South Africa. She was far more militant than South Africa's first black president, her ex ...

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Prince Philip admitted to hospital

Prince Philip admitted to hospital

The 96-year-old British royal has gone into King Edward VII Hospital in London for hip surgery, which he is set to undergo today. In a statement, Buckingham Palace said: "His Roya ...

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Life sentences for Ivory possession in Kenya

Life sentences for Ivory possession in Kenya

A Kenyan government official on Saturday said that anyone caught possessing ivory should be sentenced to life in prison as a headstone was unveiled for the world’s last male north ...

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Botswana swears in its 5th President – Mokgweetsi Masisi

Botswana swears in its 5th President – Mokgweetsi Masisi

The Southern African nation of Botswana has sworn-in its new president in the person of Mokgweetsi Masisi. The 55-year-old becomes the country’s 5th president. He took the oath of ...

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Sierra Leone votes in run-off

Sierra Leone votes in run-off

The run-off was delayed after an allegation of electoral fraud. Voters in Sierra Leone have been choosing their new president in a run-off poll between a coup leader and the presi ...

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Nigeria government pursues permanent ceasefire with Boko Haram

Nigeria government pursues permanent ceasefire with Boko Haram

Nigeria’s government is in talks with Islamist militant group Boko Haram about a possible ceasefire with the ultimate aim of securing a permanent cessation of hostilities, the cou ...

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