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25 Jan 2015
EDGAR Lungu was inaugurated as Zambia’s new president Sunday.   “I am humbled eternally and indebted to you all, my fellow citizens,” said Lungu at the swearing in ceremony. “The bottom line is that we want the country to go forward and to banish poverty in our midst.”   Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe, attended the…
24 Jan 2015
UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, has welcomed the agreement on the reunification of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) signed by the South Sudanese parties in Arusha, Tanzania. According to a statement issued by the UN Spokesman, Stephane DuJarric in New York, Ban called for the immediate implementation of the recommitment of President Salva Kiir and…
21 Jan 2015
GAMBIAN authorities should either charge or release family members of people suspected to be involved in December’s alleged failed coup, and grant them immediate access to lawyers, Amnesty International said today.   According to Amnesty International’s information, Gambian law enforcement agencies including the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) and Presidential guard have arrested at least 30…
20 Jan 2015
MORE than 10,000 panic-stricken Camerounians are fleeing border regions with Nigeria’s Borno State for safer locations following attacks by Nigeria’s Islamic militant group, Boko Haram, government officials said yesterday.   Boko Haram has, in the past month, raided at least two-dozen villages and towns in northern Cameroun. The group also kidnapped dozens of people during…
18 Jan 2015
NELSON Mandela’s former personal assistant, Zelda la Grange, has apologised after sparking an online race row with comments that White people were being made to feel unwelcome in South Africa.   La Grange, who published “Good morning, Mr. Mandela” last year about her close relationship with the late anti-apartheid hero, attacked President Jacob Zuma for…
18 Jan 2015
GUNMEN have at the weekend launched an attack on a United Nation’s (UN) camp in Mali, killing a UN peacekeeper, residents and eyewitnesses said.   The attack took place at about 06:00 in the northern town of Kidal. Residents said at least two suicide bombers were involved and a car bomb was detonated.   A…
18 Jan 2015
A CONTINGENT of soldiers from Chad has arrived in northern Cameroun where it would deploy to the Nigerian border as part of efforts to contain the Boko Haram insurgency, a spokesman for Cameroun’s defense ministry said Sunday.   Boko Haram, which aims to carve out an Islamist state in northern Nigeria, has stepped up attacks…
14 Jan 2015
TANZANIA is ready to take on Rwandan rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), President Jakaya Kikwete said, suggesting a joint offensive with UN-backed, South African forces is imminent. According to Reuters, in a statement issued late on Tuesday after talks with South African Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, Kikwete dismissed talk he was reluctant…
10 May 2010
THE highest court in Comoros has annulled a law which extended the mandate of the Indian Ocean islands' leader after weeks of heightened political tensions on the coup-prone archipelago.The Constitutional Court said President Mohamed Abdallah Sambi's term in office would end later this month, and not November 2011, and recommended an interim period to agree…
10 May 2010
UNITED Nations (UN) peacekeepers should be more active in monitoring violence in Sudan's south ahead of a key referendum in independence in eight months time, the oil- producing region's main party has said.Top Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) official Yasir Arman, according to Reuters, also said they had evidence President Omar Hassan al-Bashir's ruling northern…
10 May 2010
THE Zambian government has fired private lawyers who appealed against a court decision that acquitted former President Frederick Chiluba of stealing millions of dollars from public coffers.The lawyers were appointed in 2002 by Chiluba's successor Levy Manawasa to investigate corruption allegations against senior government officials because he felt state prosecutors lacked the capacity to deal…
10 May 2010
A MONTH after Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) authorized a probe into Kenya's post election violence, prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo said the ongoing inquiry would deter other African countries from holding volatile polls.According to him the investigations would send out a signal to 15 African countries that are scheduled to hold elections in…

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