Wednesday, 23 August 2017

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  • Liberia’s elections gather momentum

    Liberia’s elections gather momentum

    Liberia votes on October 10 and already, the elections fever has gripped the country as campaigns are being held by the 22 presidential candidates who are seeking to replace Ellen ...

  • Angola ‘go to the polls’ on August 23

    Angola ‘go to the polls’ on August 23

    Angola's general elections will be held on August 23 to choose a successor to President Eduardo dos Santos after his 38 years rule. Dos Santos, 74, has been in power since 1979 and ...

  • President Muhammadu Buhari calls for Nigerian unity

    President Muhammadu Buhari calls for Nigerian unity

    Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari addressed the nation following three months of medical leave in the UK. In a televised speech, Mr Buhari, 74, said he was "distressed" by calls ...

  • Uganda licenses 3 flower firms to develop free zones

    Uganda licenses 3 flower firms to develop free zones

    The Uganda Free Zones Authority has issued 3 developer’s licenses to Wagagai Ltd, Jambo Roses Ltd and Ugarose flower to operate as free zone. “The flower sector is one of the secto ...

Mozambique President meets with RENAMO leader – Peace process

Mozambique President meets with RENAMO leader – Peace process

Mozambique’s president, Filipe Nyusi, met with the leader of the main opposition party, Afonso Dhlakama, in the Gorongosa forest where Dhlakama has been in hiding. “The two leader ...

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Kenyatta leads in early poll results, Odinga rejects results

Kenyatta leads in early poll results, Odinga rejects results

Kenya’s incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta takes early lead as votes are counted after Tuesday’s general elections. Main opposition challenger Raila Odinga rejects the partial res ...

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South Africa’s wonder women – Women’s Day

South Africa’s wonder women – Women’s Day

In honour of not only Women's Day but also Women’s Month, we are bringing you the top five wealthiest women in South Africa and how they attained their wealth. Wendy Appelbaum - N ...

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Women’s Day – Thuli Madonsela’s advice to women

Women’s Day – Thuli Madonsela’s advice to women

This Women's Month, we will feature resilient women of SA who aspire to greatness. After being named in Time Magazine’s Top 100 most influential people in the world, her response ...

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Kenyans vote in tight, tense elections

Kenyans vote in tight, tense elections

Kenyans started casting their votes Tuesday in an exercise characterized by long queues. Voting started at 6 am in most polling stations where voters started trooping in as early ...

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Zuma and the no-confidence vote

Zuma and the no-confidence vote

Zuma’s presidency at risk from secret no-confidence vote. The motion requires the backing of a majority of the 400 lawmakers to pass. South Africa’s parliament will vote by secret ...

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China pledges support to The Gambia

China pledges support to The Gambia

China will offer its new African ally Gambia support in infrastructure, agriculture, tourism and other areas, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his visiting Gambian counterpar ...

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Thousands march against Guinea’s president

Thousands march against Guinea’s president

Thousands of opposition supporters marched Wednesday in Guinea's capital, Conakry, in a protest against President Alpha Conde. They were calling on the president to respect an agr ...

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Parliament to decide on state of emergency – Ethiopia

Parliament to decide on state of emergency – Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s parliament will meet on Friday to decide whether or not to extend the state of emergency imposed since October last year. Originally imposed for a six-month period, the ...

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Protesters clash with police over electoral calendar – DRC

Protesters clash with police over electoral calendar – DRC

At least 11 people were injured after security forces stopped a protest on Monday pushing for electoral reforms in the DRC. The protest was organised at Bukavu in South Kivu and t ...

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