25.8 C
Abuja
Friday, January 22, 2021

Monthly Archives: August, 2016

ActionAid Nigeria demands termination of proposed telecommunication service tax

ActionAid Nigeria has expressed displeasure over the proposed bill to impose Communication Service Tax (CST) up to 9% on all phone calls, short message service (SMS), multimedia messaging service (MMS), data Packages, and pay television demanding the termination of...

Convicted Mauritanian anti-slavery activists heads to appeal court

A group of Mauritanian anti-slavery activists who were sentenced to up to 15 years in prison are appealing, but fear a system they believe is rigged against them. On August 19, a tribunal in the capital city of Nouakchott...

Danger looms in Gabon, opposition candidate claim victory before official result

Gabon's main opposition candidate Jean Ping said Sunday he had won a presidential election, beating the incumbent Ali Bongo. Official results of Saturday's vote are due out on Tuesday. "I have been elected. I am waiting for the outgoing...

Youssef Chahed becomes Tunisia’s youngest prime minister since independence

Tunisia's new Prime Minister Youssef Chahed and members of his cabinet were sworn in on Saturday, the presidency said, after approval from parliament. The prime minister and his 26 ministers swore to "work devotedly for the good of Tunisia"...

Political summit planned for September in DR Congo to avoid poll chaos

Crunch talks between the DR Congo government and opposition will start next week, aimed at avoiding political chaos when the president's term expires late this year, an African Union mediator said Saturday. Congo's opposition had originally spurned the talks,...

All powerful Gupta family plans to sell South African holdings amidst scandals

South Africa's wealthy Gupta family, which has been accused of holding undue political sway over President Jacob Zuma, said on Saturday it planned to dispose of all stakes it holds in South African businesses before the end of the...

Nigeria to allow Boko Haram pick intermediary in talks to free Chibok girls

Nigeria would let Boko Haram choose a non-profit organization as an intermediary in any talks on the release of about 200 schoolgirls kidnapped from the northeastern village of Chibok in 2014, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Sunday. Buhari first...

Gabonese president Ali Bongo bids to extend half century of family rule

Gabon's President Ali Bongo is looking to extend his family's rule past the 50-year mark by winning a second term in an election Saturday, but a last-minute pact between feuding opponents has given the race a measure of suspense....

Exiled South Sudan opposition leader Riek Machar leaves hospital in Khartoum

South Sudan opposition leader, Riek Machar, has left hospital but will remain in Khartoum for some time, Sabt Makkouk, an aide accompanying Machar, said on Friday. Sudan's Information Minister announced on August 23 that Machar, who left South Sudan...

Congo DR set to free five activists to smooth election negotiations

Democratic Republic of Congo will free five pro-democracy activists in the next few days, the justice minister said on Friday, to try to appease the opposition and ease negotiations over an election timetable after a delayed presidential vote. Opponents...
- Advertisement -

Latest News

Ethiopia blames border row with Sudan on ‘third party’

Ethiopia military has accused an unnamed "third party" of being behind border dispute with Sudan, according to state-owned Ethiopian...

Libya rivals agree steps for interim government

Libya political Dialogue team have adopted a mechanism to select and appoint the next executive authority that will rule...

Tunisia youths clash with police days after revolution anniversary

Hundreds of youths clashed with police in cities across Tunisia late on Monday, throwing stones and gasoline bombs in...
- Advertisement -