Monday, 19 February 2018

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  • Sudan frees political prisoners

    Sudan frees political prisoners

    Sudan's government has released more than 80 political prisoners, following a directive from President Omar al-Bashir. The detainees, among them women, students and journalists, we ...

  • President George Weah orders review of Liberia’s concession agreements

    President George Weah orders review of Liberia’s concession agreements

    Liberia’s new President George Weah has ordered a review of concessions entered into by previous administrations, the presidency said in a statement on Wednesday. The statement sai ...

  • Who is Cyril Ramaphosa?

    Who is Cyril Ramaphosa?

    South Africa has a new president – Cyril Ramaphosa. Do we know him? Ramaphosa cuts a decent figure to stabilise the economy, and secure the constitutional architecture that he help ...

  • Cyril Ramaphosa elected as President of South Africa

    Cyril Ramaphosa elected as President of South Africa

    ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa has been elected the president of the Republic of South Africa. Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng made the announcement after calling for nominations from ...

George Weah to review constitution – Liberia

George Weah to review constitution – Liberia

Liberia’s recently sworn-in President George Weah vowed to cut his own salary by a quarter on Monday, in a nationwide address in which he warned of tough times ahead for a “broke” ...

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Raila Odinga sworn in as Kenyan president

Raila Odinga sworn in as Kenyan president

Kenya opposition leader Raila Odinga has finally been ‘sworn in’ as the ‘people’s president’ by thousands of his supporters at the Uhuru Park in the capital, Nairobi. Odinga who w ...

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Tropical rainstorm kills at least 7 in Mozambique, destroy houses

Tropical rainstorm kills at least 7 in Mozambique, destroy houses

The Mozambican government said Monday that the tropical depression rainfall that pummelled the country last week had killed seven people while damaging or destroying over 14,200 h ...

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Is there progress in The Gambia, one year after Yahya Jammeh?

Is there progress in The Gambia, one year after Yahya Jammeh?

One year after Yahya Jammeh left for exile in Equatorial Guinea with 22 years of iron fist rule, Gambians breathed the air of freedom once again. But the socio-economic situation ...

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Several deaths in anti-Kabila protests, 10 Priests arrested in DRC

Several deaths in anti-Kabila protests, 10 Priests arrested in DRC

Protesters are demanding that President Joseph Kabila - whose expected term of office expired more than a year ago - should step down. Police have used tear gas to disperse protes ...

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Mnangagwa takes commerce specialists to Davos summit – Zimbabwe

Mnangagwa takes commerce specialists to Davos summit – Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s President Mnangagwa leads a high-powered Zimbabwean delegation comprising Cabinet ministers, top Government officials and private sector representatives to Davos, Switz ...

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Ethiopia releases opposition leader Merera Gudina

Ethiopia releases opposition leader Merera Gudina

Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina has been freed after more than a year in detention. Merera becomes the first ‘political prisoner’ to be released since Prime Minister Hai ...

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Zimbabwe needs policy changes to present a better image to the world – EU

Zimbabwe needs policy changes to present a better image to the world – EU

Speaking to journalists on Friday in Harare, EU ambassador to Harare, Philippe van Damme, said that a drastic policy shift could result in a quick turnaround for the country's eco ...

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United Nations restraints DR Congo government on elections and political tensions

United Nations restraints DR Congo government on elections and political tensions

The United Nations secretary-general is urging authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo not to further delay general elections but to hold them, as promised, at the end of ...

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José Filomeno dos Santos fired from Angola’s $5 billion wealth fund

José Filomeno dos Santos fired from Angola’s $5 billion wealth fund

The Angolan president has sacked the son of former president Dos Santos, José Filomeno Dos Santos, as the head of the country's sovereign wealth fund. Carlos Alberto Lopes is the ...

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