Category archives for: Africa

Gas Explosion Kills Four Kids, Mother in Delta

August 12, 2018//-Gas explosion has killed four kids and a mother in Okwe Community, Asaba, Delta state, while several others sustained various degrees of injuries.

Zimbabwe Election: Inauguration Delayed After Result Challenged

August 11, 2018//-Sunday’s inauguration of Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been halted after a legal challenge by the opposition against the election result.

Bashir’s Party Scraps Term Limits to Allow Him Extend Rule

August 11, 2018//-Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party (NCP) has amended its constitution to allow President Omar Al-Bashir to stand as its candidate in the 2020 elections.

West Africa Election Observers Network Warns of Security Threats Ahead of Mali Polls

August 10, 2018//-As the people of Mali head to the polls on Sunday, August 12, 2018 to elect a president in a run-off election, the West Africa Election Observers Network (WAEON) has taken cognizance of increasing security concerns within the country.

Bribery and Buying Favours: Why Uganda’s MPs Want Longer Terms

August 10, 2018//-Uganda’s Constitutional Court has removed the constitutional age-limit for presidential candidacy. It was previously 75.

D.R Congo: Ebola Vaccination Begins in North Kivu

Brazzaville, DR Congo, August 10, 2018// — The Ministry of Public Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo today announced the launch of Ebola vaccinations for high risk populations in North Kivu province.

Chamisa Files Petition Challenging Mnangagwa’s Win

August 9, 2018//-Zimbabwe opposition leader Nelson Chamisa has filed a petition challenging President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s July 30 election victory.

Buhari’s Wife Urges Women to Pray for Nigeria’s Leaders

August 8, 2018//-Aisha Buhari , wife of the President, on Tuesday urged Nigerian women to fervently and ceaselessly pray for the nation’s leaders to rule the country with the fear of God.

ECOWAS Mission to Help Secure Guinea Bissau’s November Polls

August 6, 2018//-The ECOWAS Peace Mission in Guinea Bissau (ECOMIB) has reassured a visiting delegation of the ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) of its total commitment to complementing the national security agencies in securing Guinea Bissau’s parliamentary elections slated for November 18, 2018.

Ethiopia-Eritrea: After The Low-hanging Fruit

August 5, 2018//-Stepping off the plane in Asmara, Eritrea’s modest capital, Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed was welcomed as a returning hero amid banners carrying his name, brotherly hugs and a long red carpet.

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