Thursday, July 18, 2024

MPLA wins over half of claimed votes in Angola

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The National Electoral Commission (CNE) approved the minutes of the final results of the elections in a meeting that took place in the early...

LIONS MAUL MAN TO DEATH IN GHANA

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The authorities in Ghana are investigating after a man was mauled to death by a lion after he climbed into a zoo enclosure in...

MPLA wins general elections with 51.07 percent of the vote. UNITA wins 44.05 percent

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The provisional results were released this Thursday by the spokesman for the National Electoral Commission (CNE), Lucas Quilundo, at a time when 97.3 percent...

Why Ghana Went From Hero to Zero for Investors

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Ghana is learning the hard way why oil can be a blessing and a curse. The onset of commercial crude production helped turn the...

Namibia scraps COVID-19 vaccination proof, PCR test result requirement at entry for foreigners

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Namibian Minister of Health and Social Services Kalumbi Shangula on Thursday said people visiting Namibia will no longer be required to produce a vaccination...

Angola’s MPLA Takes Commanding Lead in Provisional Vote Count

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The ruling Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola, or MPLA, held a commanding lead with 60.65% of the votes in initial provisional results...

Ghana traders threaten to close shops over inflation

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Shop owners in Ghana are threatening to close their business premises next Monday to protest against the weakening of the country’s currency, the cedi.  At...

Burkina Faso launches its first pharmaceutical production plant

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Burkina Faso has built its first pharmaceutical production plant, specializing in the production of generic drugs, which was visited on Tuesday by Prime Minister...

Angolans to vote in tight race that could affect pro-Russia ties

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Angolans will vote on Wednesday in a tight race in which the main opposition coalition has its best-ever chance of victory, as millions of...

Kenya election official dies in unclear circumstances

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A Kenyan election official who was in charge of a constituency in the just-ended elections collapsed and died on Monday. Geoffrey Gitobu was at the...

Kenya: Odinga challenges presidential poll results in court

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Kenya's defeated presidential candidate Raila Odinga filed an online petition to the country's top court on Monday challenging the result of the August 9...

Angola braces for closely fought elections

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Angolans will vote on Wednesday to determine whether or not President João Lourenço wins a second and final five-year term in office.  He is running...

Raila Odinga challenges Kenya election result

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Raila Odinga, who came second in Kenya's presidential election, has filed a legal case challenging the result, his lawyers have said. According to the electoral...

Cairo metro employs Egypt’s first women train drivers

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As Egypt prepares to expand to serve a population over 20 million, the Cairo metro has recruited Egypt's first female train drivers, a novelty...

Emirates to suspend Nigeria flights over blocked funds

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Emirates airline will suspend all flights to Nigeria from September 1. According to the Dubai based airline, the West African country has failed to repatriate...

Nigeria restores power after nationwide shutdown

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Power has been restored in Nigeria after a nationwide blackout due to a workers' strike over pay.  Africa’s most populous nation was plunged into darkness...

Security, trade high on the agenda as SADC leaders meet in Kinshasa

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Leaders of Southern African nations are meeting in Kinshasa for their 42nd summit. The leaders are expected to review the progress made towards achieving...

SA opposition seeks to oust Ramaphosa over farm scandal

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South African opposition parties say they will apply for a motion of no confidence against President Cyril Ramaphosa over allegations of kidnapping and money...

Cedi Set for Worst Weekly Drop Since 2019 Before Rate Move

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Ghana’s currency extended its decline Wednesday, heading for its worst weekly drop in more than three years before an emergency central bank meeting to...

William Ruto vows return of ‘democratic’ Kenya

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Two days after the Kenyan electoral commission declared William Ruto winner of the presidential race, Kenyans wait for a resolution of the electoral dispute. Ruto...