Thursday, August 22, 2019
As part of its plans to make Africa a more integrated continent, leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have adopted the name 'ECO' for a planned single currency to be used in the region. The 15 member group...
Ugandan politician Bobi Wine was granted bail Thursday after spending several nights in a maximum security prison. Wine is facing charges of "unlawful procession" for staging a protest over Uganda's controversial social media tax last year. The pop star MP pleaded...
Ethiopian members of parliament have elected Sahle-Work Zewde as the country's first female president. Ms Sahle-Work is an experienced diplomat who has now become Africa's only female head of state. Her election to the ceremonial position comes a week after Prime...
EFF leader Julius Malema is suing the African National Congress’s Youth League (ANCYL) and its secretary-general over claims he tried to bribe officials, according to a report in the Sunday World. The newspaper says Malema, the former ANCYL president, has...
Zimbabwe's president on Wednesday set up a commission of inquiry into the killing of six people following military involvement in the capital two days after the election. The seven members include British lawyer Rodney Dixon, counsel for Kenya's government at...
The judicial commission of inquiry into state capture confirmed on Tuesday that attorney Comfort Ngidi had withdrawn his appeal to be considered for a role in the commission’s legal or investigative team. "The reasons advanced by Mr Ngidi for the...
The Elders‚ led by former United Nations (UN) Secretary General Kofi Annan‚ have arrived in Harare‚ Zimbabwe‚ to meet political parties ahead of the July 30 general elections. Annan is joined by Mary Robinson‚ former president of Ireland‚ and Lakhdar...
The Mugabe family offered the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) led by Nelson Chamisa 24 million US dollars and a dozen vehicles to oil its election campaign, the Zimbabwe Independent newspaper has claimed. In return, the MDC would reserve 82...
Burundians are voting in a constitutional referendum that if passed could see President Pierre Nkurunziza's stay in power extended until 2034. If Thursday's referendum vote is passed, the constitution will be amended to extend the president's term from five to...
The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) in the Western Cape says the City of Cape Town manager has officially informed them of a vacancy in the City. This, after the Democratic Alliance (DA) terminated Patricia de Lille‘s party membership on Tuesday,...
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