Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Mali Ex-PM Maiga Arrested In Corruption Probe

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Former Malian prime minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga was arrested on Thursday as part of a corruption investigation, his lawyer Kassoum Tapo said.

Algeria Cuts Diplomatic Ties With Morocco as Tensions Build

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Algeria cut diplomatic ties with Morocco, citing what it claimed were hostile acts, plunging decades of difficult relations between the North African...

Zambia inaugurates new president at colorful ceremony

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LUSAKA -- Hundreds of dignitaries and thousands of ordinary citizens on Tuesday thronged the National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka, the Zambian capital,...

Mozambique ‘tuna bond’ scandal: Ex-President Guebuza’s son on trial

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The son of Mozambique's ex-president and 18 others have gone on trial over the $2bn (£1.5bn) "tuna bonds" affair.

Hakainde Hichilema is Zambia’s Seventh President after getting a Landslide Victory in the Polls

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United Party for National Development (UPND) leader Hakainde Hichilema has become Zambia’s seventh republican President-elect after amassing over 2.81 million votes from...

Zambia Eurobonds Surge After Landslide Win for Lungu’s Rival

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Zambia’s Eurobonds gained the most in 14 months and the kwacha surged after opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema’s shock landslide victory in the...

Electoral Commission of Zambia Calls for Calm as Country Awaits Results

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Lusaka - The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has expressed sadness at the isolated incidents of political violence that were recorded in...

Tunisian President Sacks Premier, Freezes Parliament

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TUNIS - Tunisia's president dismissed the government and froze parliament on Sunday, prompting crowds to fill major cities in support of a...

Ethiopian premier’s party wins general elections

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ADDIS ABABA - Ethiopia’s ruling Prosperity Party (PP) led by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won 410 seats of the 547-seat federal parliament...

Nigeria Secessionist Leader Illegally Repatriated, Lobbyists Say

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Nigeria’s government illegally detained and repatriated Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of a separatist movement active in the country’s southeastern region, according to...

Zambia’s first President Dr.Kenneth Kaunda has died

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Zambia’s first Republican President, Dr. Kenneth Kaunda has passed away, his son Kambarange Kaunda confirmed.“…I’m sad to inform, we have lost “Mzee”.Let’s...

Somaliland Opposition Group Wins State’s First Vote In 16 Years

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Opposition parties in the breakaway Somali region of Somaliland won control of parliament in last week’s elections, the National Electoral Commission said.

ECOWAS suspends Mali following coup

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The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) voted at an emergency summit Sunday to suspend Mali from the bloc following the...

Malian coup leader invited to regional meeting: Nigerian official

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Malian coup leader, Col. Assimi Goita, has been invited by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) regional body to discuss...

Ugandan president sworn in for new term

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KAMPALA - Uganda's incumbent President Yoweri Museveni was sworn in on Wednesday to serve for the sixth five-year term in office.

Somali president drops plans to extend term amid rising tensions

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MOGADISHU -- Somali President Mohamed Farmajo on Wednesday called for elections and dropped plans to extend his term in office by two...

Somalia welcomes AU initiative for free, fair elections

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MOGADISHU -- Somalia on Thursday welcomed an African Union (AU) initiative to facilitate constructive dialogue between warring political leaders that will culminate...

‘Great loss’ for Africa: Leaders mourn Chad’s president

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Several African leaders on Tuesday expressed grief over the death of their Chadian counterpart Idriss Deby Itno. This is...
Officials of the Autonomous National Electoral Commission (ANEC) announce the provisional results of the presidential election at the ANEC headquarters in Cotonou, Benin, April 13, 2021. The incumbent president of Benin, Patrice Talon, and his running mate Mariam Chabi Talata, won the presidential election held on Sunday with 86.36 percent of the votes, according to the provisional results published Tuesday by the ANEC. (Photo by Seraphin Zounyekpe/Xinhua)

Patrice Talon reelected president of Benin

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COTONOU -- The incumbent president of Benin, Patrice Talon, and his running mate Mariam Chabi Talata, won the presidential election held on...

Sudan calls for summit to resolve disputes over dam

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KHARTOUM - Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has called for a tripartite summit between himself and his Ethiopian and Egyptian counterparts to...