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Monthly Archives: July, 2018

Mnangagwa and Chamisa both confident of victory

The leading presidential candidates in the Zimbabwe's election have tweeted their optimism about their chances in winning the race. President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who took over after the ousting of Robert Mugabe last year, said he was receiving "extremely positive" information...

Former DR Congo VP, Bemba to run for president

The former vice-president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Jean-Pierre Bemba, has said he intends to stand for the presidency in elections due this December. Mr Bemba told the BBC that as long as the election was transparent, he would...

Trump suspends duty-free status for Rwanda’s apparel exports to U.S

U.S. President Donald Trump has suspended Rwanda’s ability to ship apparel products duty-free to the United States due to a trade dispute over Rwanda’s increased tariffs on American used clothing and footwear, the U.S. Trade Representative’s office said on...

Mali presidential race heading for a run-off

The party of Malian presidential candidate Soumaila Cisse said on Monday that the poll would go to a run-off between Cisse and President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, a day after a vote that was heavily disrupted by suspected Islamist gunmen. Cisse’s...

Poll opens in Zimbabwe:Will it be Chamisa or Mnangagwa?

Polls opened on Monday in Zimbabwe’s first election since the removal of former president Robert Mugabe, a watershed vote Zimbabweans hope will reposition the country in committee of nations and spark a recovery in its failed economy. The election will...

Nelson Chamisa: the young man seeking to unseat ZANU-PF

Nelson Chamisa, who turned 40 in February, is old enough by only a few months to be president of Zimbabwe under the constitutional minimum age limit. But he hopes that his youth will be the force that propels him to...

Vote count begins in Mali presidential vote amid insecurity

Vote counting began in Mali on Sunday evening after an election to determine whether President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita will win a second term, amid ethnic and jihadist violence that has dramatically worsened since he came to power five years...

Rebel Leader killed in latest CAR communal violence

At least three people have been killed following an alleged livestock theft in the crisis-torn Central African Republic (CAR). A local rebel leader is among those killed following the clash in the Ngakobo village, 60 kilometres from the southern Bambari...

Uganda to retain social media tax despite protests

The Ugandan government says it will keep a social media tax in place despite an uproar. Users of social media in Uganda will continue paying the daily tax of 53 cents to access online services such as Facebook, Google,...

Growing extremism threatens Mali’s July 29 elections

As deadly attacks by extremists become more brazen in Mali, officials and citizens fear this month’s presidential election will be at risk from growing insecurity. A branch of al-Qaeda even set off a car bomb at the headquarters of a...
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Chad says army killed 300 rebels fighters

Chad military says it has killed some 300 rebels advancing on the capital, N’Djamena, as the government on Monday...

Rwanda says French government ‘enabled’ the 1994 genocide

The French government bears “significant” responsibility for “enabling a foreseeable genocide,” a report commissioned by the Rwanda government concludes.The...

Malawi labour minister fired over Covid funds misuse

Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera has fired senior officials including Labour Minister Ken Kandodo over alleged embezzlement of Covid funds.The...
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