Category archives for: Africa

Jacob Zuma Suffers Double Court Blow

December 13, 2017//-South African President Jacob Zuma has lost two court cases in one day, both linked to corruption allegations.

SA Officials ‘Misspent Millions’ On Mandela’s Funeral

December 5, 2017//-South Africa’s corruption watchdog has found officials misused millions of dollars during Nelson Mandela’s funeral four years ago.

Election Delay Sends ‘Bad Signal’ for Mali Stability

December 3, 2017//-Last week’s decision by Mali’s government to postpone regional and municipal council elections, amid concerns over security, sends a bad signal for the prospect of long-term stability in the West African country, analysts say. 

Military Men Get Top Zimbabwe Cabinet Jobs

Harare, December 1, 2017//-Zimbabwe’s new president Emmerson Mnangagwa has named his cabinet, appointing senior military figures to high-profile positions.

Troops Kill Four Boko Haram Suspects, Capture Leader

Maiduguri, Nigeria, November 30, 2017// – Troops of 3 Battalion, 22 Brigade of Nigerian Army, Sector 1, ‘Operation Lafiya Dole’, have killed four Boko Haram suspects and rescued 212 hostages in Borno State.

US to Investigate Chinese Aluminum Trade

November 29, 2017//-The US has announced another trade investigation, this time targeting China’s aluminum industry.

UN Considers Sanctions to Fight Libya Slave Trade

November 28, 2017//-France’s ambassador to the UN has urged the Security Council to impose sanctions on the people involved in Libya’s slave trade of African refugees and migrants.

Kenyatta Sworn in as President of Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya, November 28, 2017//-Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has been sworn in for a second and final five-year term, a month after winning a bitterly disputed election rerun marked by delays and boycott.

Zimbabwe Declares Mugabe National Holiday  

Harare, November 27, 2017//-Zimbabwe has officially declared 21 February to be Robert Gabriel Mugabe National Youth Day, thereby making the former president’s birthday a public holiday, the Herald newspaper reports.

Calls for Secession in Kenya Could Gather Steam Following its Supreme Court’s Decision

November 24, 2017//-Kenya’s Supreme Court on Monday unanimously dismissed petitions calling for the nullification of Kenya’s re-run presidential elections held last month in the East African country, and in essence upholding the election held in October.

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