Category archives for: Africa

Journalists Group Orders the Immediate Release of DR Congo Journalist

New York, United States of America, December 22, 2017/ — Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo should immediately release broadcast journalist Benjamin Mutiya, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has ordered.

South Africa’s ANC is at Risk of Becoming a Cautionary Tale of Liberation Movements

Johannesburg, South Africa, December 21, 2017//-The decades-old rulebook of the African National Congress was no match for the songs composed on the spot by the party’s rank and file.

U.S Supports Gambian Flood Victims

Banjul, Gambia, December 21, 2017/ — Ambassador of the United States of America to The Gambia Patricia Alsup visited Jarra Jasong (Lower River Region) to view progress on a $50,000 USG grant to assist victims of the August 2017 flood.

ANC May Have a New President, but He Alone Won’t Solve SA’s Problems

December 18, 2017//-South Africa’s currency rejoiced as Cyril Ramaphosa was named the president of the African National Congress.

South Africa’s ANC Picks New Leader

December 18, 2017//-South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) has selected Cyril Ramaphosa to succeed President Jacob Zuma as the party’s leader.

South Africa’s Next President Might Be a Woman. Here’s Why That’s a Vote for the Patriarchy

December 16, 2017//-Today, South Africa’s ruling party, the ANC, will choose its next leader, and by dint of its majority rule, the next president of the country.

Nigeria’s Electoral Body Registers 21 New Parties

December 15, 2017//-The electoral commission, INEC, has registered 21 new parties. This was made known in a statement by May Agbmuche-Mbu‎.

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. 

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