Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Final report into corruption under South Africa’s Zuma released

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South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday (June 22)  received the last of a series of damning reports from a four-year investigation...

Kenya: William Ruto promises to “deport Chinese” if elected

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Kenya's deputy president and presidential candidate William Ruto has said he will deport Chinese nationals from jobs that could be done by...

Presidential Hopefuls in Nigeria Can’t Shake Graft Allegations

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The fight against corruption has been a top campaign issue in Nigeria’s last two presidential elections, but the history of graft allegations...

ECOWAS stabilisation force deployed in troubled Guinea Bissau

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A bloc of West African nations began deploying a stabilisation force to Guinea-Bissau Monday after the country was thrown into turmoil when...

Buhari Defends Record as Nigerians Endure Hardship, Insecurity

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Nigeria’s outgoing President Muhammadu Buhari said his successor will inherit a far more resilient economy thanks to investments in infrastructure and policies...

Remains of father of Congolese independence to return to the DRC

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More than 60 years after his death, the remains of assassinated Congolese prime minister, Patrice Emery Lumumba, are being handed over to his...

Africa’s Governments Face Stark Choices as Fuel Prices Scale New Highs

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African governments face stark choices over fuel prices as sanctions on Russian oil disrupt global markets for energy, according to one of...

Tunisia grinds to a halt as unions challenge president

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Flights were canceled, public transport ground to a halt and government offices were closed in a nationwide strike by Tunisia's main trade...

Furor Over a Theft Bedevils Africa’s Oldest Political Movement

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The party that has governed South Africa since the end of apartheid in 1994 is being buffeted by a scandal implicating its...

Ramaphosa Suspends Graft Ombudsman Who Faces Impeachment Process

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday suspended the country’s top corruption watchdog as parliament prepares long-delayed impeachment hearings against her.

DR Congo: Belgium’s King Philippe reaffirms regrets over colonial past

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Belgium's King Philippe on Wednesday expressed his “deepest regrets” for his nation's abuses in its former colony, the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Algeria ends 2-decade friendship treaty with Spain over Western Sahara

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Algeria suspended Wednesday a "treaty of friendship and cooperation" concluded in 2002 with Spain. It is at the...

Mali: ECOWAS says it regrets junta’s 24-month transition decision

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The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) says it regrets the decision of Malis head of state Colonel Assimi Goïta, to...

Nigeria Ruling Party Picks Tinubu as Presidential Candidate

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Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress or APC party on Wednesday picked former Lagos governor Bola Tinubu as its candidate for the 2023...

South Africa to File Gupta Extradition Request Within 60 Days

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South Africa’s government plans to file a request with the United Arab Emirates for the extradition of two fugitive businessmen wanted on...

Gupta Brothers Accused of Defrauding South Africa Arrested in UAE

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Two wealthy Indian-born business brothers who were allegedly at the centre of a massive web of state corruption in South Africa have been arrested...

Nigeria’s Buhari Declines to Name Successor for Presidency

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has no preferred candidate from the ruling All Progressives Party (APC) to succeed him, his spokesman said on...

Ramaphosa pleads innocence as SA police probe robbery

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said money that was stolen from his game farm was obtained legitimately, amid a police investigation into...

Trial of Chadian opposition leaders arrested over anti-France protest opens

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In Chad, the trial of six opposition leaders set to start Monday in the capital will finally take place 300 km north...

Ramaphosa confirms farm theft but denies Fraser’s criminality claims

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South Africa’s president Cyril Ramaphosa has debunked allegations of kidnapping and corruption levelled against him by the country’s former spy chief, Arthur...