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 ...

7 things you need to know about the Kenyan elections

7 things you need to know about the Kenyan elections

Two rival families will compete for power in Kenya's presidential election, in a relationship that goes back to before independence. Dynastic rivalry The Kenyatta and Odinga famil ...

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Profiles of Rwanda’s presidential candidates – Rwanda votes

Profiles of Rwanda’s presidential candidates – Rwanda votes

Rwanda votes this Friday to elect a new president for a seven year term. The August 4 presidential election is seen as a walk in the park for incumbent Paul Kagame. This election ...

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Earthquake strikes southwestern Uganda: USGS

Earthquake strikes southwestern Uganda: USGS

The location of the earthquake, near the border of Rwanda, Uganda and DRC. An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 struck 105 km west-northwest of Mbarara in southwestern Uganda, th ...

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Kenyan election IT head Chris Musando found dead

Kenyan election IT head Chris Musando found dead

A key Kenyan electoral commission employee has been found dead just days before the 8 August elections. Chris Musando, an ICT manger with the IEBC, had gone missing on Friday. Ken ...

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Diaspora votes in Rwanda and Kenya – A glimpse of democracy

Diaspora votes in Rwanda and Kenya – A glimpse of democracy

At least 40,000 Rwandans in the diaspora will have another opportunity on August 3 to choose a leader who will steer the affairs of the country in the next seven years. The countr ...

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Age of sexual consent in Tunisia rises from 13 to 16

Age of sexual consent in Tunisia rises from 13 to 16

The Tunisian parliament has ratified a law that raises the age of girls' sexual consent from 13 to 16, privately-owned Shems FM has reported. The new law also stipulates that rapi ...

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Riek Machar should be included in South Sudan peace process

Riek Machar should be included in South Sudan peace process

Civil society activists in South Sudan say that moves to exclude the exiled rebel leader, Riek Machar, from a new regional peace process, will perpetuate the four-year civil war. ...

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China reiterates warning to Botswana against hosting Dalai Lama

China reiterates warning to Botswana against hosting Dalai Lama

China stepped up its warning to Botswana on Wednesday over a planned visit by exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama next month, demanding the African nation respect China ...

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10 highest paid African presidents

10 highest paid African presidents

African heads of governments are among the highest paid in the world despite the continent’s many challenges. According to African Rakings.com, these are some of the wealthiest le ...

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Ethiopia economy shaken by unwanted tax protests in Oromia

Ethiopia economy shaken by unwanted tax protests in Oromia

Ethiopia’s state of emergency rule, which is in its ninth month (it was declared in October 2016) was expected to quell spreading anti-government protests in two main regions of A ...

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