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Ivory Coast vice president quits, days after PM’s death

Ivory Coast Vice President Daniel Kablan Duncan has resigned, the presidency said on Monday, further unsettling the political outlook days after the sudden death of prime minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, President Alassane Ouattara’s preferred successor.Some analysts believe that Duncan's...

Death of Ivory Coast PM: Is Ouattara set to run for third term?

Ivory Coast’s ruling party may ask President Alassane Ouattara to rethink his decision not to stand for a third term, after the sudden death of his chosen successor, Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, a party official said on Thursday.Ouattara...

Ivory Coast PM and ruling RHDP candidate for presidency in next election dies at 61

Amadou Gon Coulibaly, Ivory Coast’s prime minister and the ruling party’s candidate for an October presidential election, died on Wednesday, President Alassane Ouattara said.The death of Gon Coulibaly, 61, who had had heart surgery in 2012 and had just...

Ghana’s Mahama picks first female running mate for major party

Former Ghana President John Mahama said on Monday that he had chosen Jane Naana Opoku-Agyeman as his running mate for this year’s election, making her the first woman on a major Ghanaian party’s presidential ticket.The Dec. 7 poll will...

Mali opposition propose reform to curb president’s powers

Opponents of Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on Wednesday sought an end to political crisis rocking the country, by proposing reforms to neuter his authority and hand executive power to a prime minister, abandoning a demand for his resignation.Mali...

Malawi opposition’s Chakwera leads re-run with 60%

Malawi opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera has what appears to be an unassailable lead in the re-run of presidential election, according to a tally by the state broadcaster MBC and Times Newspaper.Results compiled from the 5 002 polling centres and...

Malawi vote: unofficial result gives opposition a commanding lead

Presidential candidate for Malawi opposition Alliance Mr. Lazarus Chakwera has taken in 58.9% of vote cast as unofficial results for the presidential elections keep trickling in, this is according to the report on Malawi24.Mr. Chakwera, in the unofficial results,...

Voting begins in rerun of Malawi presidential poll

Hundreds of voters in Malawi lined up before dawn for a re-run of the 2019 presidential election that the courts nullified over widespread evidence of tampering.Hundreds of voters braved the cold weather of the southern hemisphere’s winter to vote...

Malawians head to polls again, after 2019 election nullification

Malawians will return to the polls tomorrow, Tuesday to elect a president after the constitutional courts nullified the results of the election held more than a year ago.The Constitutional Court on February. 3 ordered that the election be held...

ICC to hear appeal against acquittal of Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo

The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda will try to overturn last year's shock acquittal of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo on charges of crimes against humanity.Gbagbo and his right-hand man Charles Blé Goudé were in January...
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Seventeen injured in Egyptian oil pipeline fire

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Malian rebel accused of Timbuktu war crimes refuses to enter plea

Mali Islamist rebel leader accused of masterminding the “persecution” of Timbuktu residents and the destruction of the city’s holy grounds refused to enter a...

Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia deadlocked again in Nile dam talks

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have failed to reach agreement at a new round of talks hosted by the African Union to regulate the flow...

Tunisian lady gets 6 months jail term for Q’uran-Covid social media post

A young Tunisian woman was sentenced to six months in jail by a Tunis court on Tuesday over a parody posted on Facebook linking...