Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Mali hit by sanctions as its neighbours shuts borders

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West African leaders have imposed sanctions on Mali after the country’s military government announced a long delay to the elections originally planned...

Gambia’s Supreme Court Dismisses Election Result Challenge

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Gambia's Supreme Court dismissed a legal challenge to President Adama Barrow's recent election victory on Tuesday, ruling that the petition had not...

Ethiopia forms 1st-ever national dialogue, reconciliation commission

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Fractured by ethnic and political polarization, Ethiopia on Wednesday stepped into a long process of building national consensus, sustainable peace, and reconciliation...

Court orders South African ex-President Zuma back to prison

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A court in South Africa ruled Wednesday that former President Jacob Zuma be returned to prison because his medical parole was granted...

Former Zambian Cabinet ministers arrested on corruption charges

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Two former top Cabinet officials in the southern African nation of Zambia on Tuesday were arrested on corruption charges, officials said.

Gambia elections: Adama Barrow Declared Presidential Election Winner

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The Gambia's President Adama Barrow has easily won re-election, authorities there said, in the first vote for decades held without long-term leader...

African Union Observer Mission in Gambia’s Presidential Election to Release Report on Monday

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The African Union Election Observation Mission (AUEOM) is in the Republic of The Gambia to observe the 4th December 2021 Presidential Election at the request...

Lesotho ex-PM Thomas Thabane charged with murdering wife

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Lesotho's former Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has been charged with the 2017 murder of his estranged wife Lipolelo Thabane.

Barbados becomes a republic, renouncing British queen

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Barbados has become a republic, replacing the British monarch as its head of state and severing its last remaining colonial bonds nearly...

South Africa Tells 200,000 Zimbabweans to Go Home

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South Africa announced it will end a more than decade-old program that allowed about 200,000 Zimbabweans to live and work in the...

Ethiopian PM says to lead frontline combat against rebel forces

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Monday announced his decision to lead frontline combat as of Tuesday against rebel forces amid expanding...

US Secretary of State visits Kenya as part of Africa tour

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US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken has arrived in Kenya to start his first trip as US secretary of state to sub-Saharan...

Court Orders Ex-Mozambique Minister to Be Extradited to U.S.

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A South African court ordered former Mozambican Finance Minister Manuel Chang be extradited to the U.S. to face charges related to a...

AU Envoy: Time Running Out to Find Political Solution to North Ethiopia Conflict

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UNITED NATIONS — The African Union envoy for the Horn of Africa warned Monday that the window of opportunity is closing for a...

West African bloc issues fresh sanctions over coups in Mali, Guinea

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Military leaders in Mali and Guinea are under pressure to follow a roadmap for elections after coups in recent years. The sanctions...

S. Africa’s ruling party suffers big losses in 2021 local elections

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JOHANNESBURG - The Electoral Commission of South Africa announced the 2021 Local Government Elections results on Thursday with the ruling party African...

Ethiopia Urges Residents of Capital City to Arm Themselves

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Ethiopia declared a state of emergency on Tuesday after forces from the northern region of Tigray said they were gaining territory and...

Ethiopia Leader Urges Citizens to Join War Against Tigray Forces

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed urged citizens across the country to join the fight against rebellious Tigray forces, after the fall of...

Sudan tribal protesters lift port blockade, week after coup

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Tribal protesters on Monday lifted their weekslong blockade on Sudan’s main seaport and oil pipelines, and reopened roads linking the port to...

Millions of South Africans head to polls in heated election

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Millions of South Africans began voting for local government officials in a hotly contested election on Monday with many voters demanding better...