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Ramaphosa tweaks South Africa cabinet ahead of May election

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  South African President Cyril Ramaphosa unveiled a limited cabinet reshuffle Thursday ahead of elections in May when the ruling ANC party will seek to turn around its decline in popularity. In the most significant of three appointments, Siyabonga Cwele, 60, was moved from the …

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Namibian president fires rivals from cabinet

Windhoek, Namibia | AFP | Namibian President Hage Geingob has sacked two senior government ministers who challenged him during the ruling party’s last leadership contest, his office announced Thursday. He dismissed Minister of Home Affairs Pendukeni Iivula-Ithana and Youth Affairs Minister Jerry Ekandjo, both of whom have served in government since …

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Mnangagwa drops 2 ministers after public outcry

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Saturday dropped two ministers he had appointed to his new cabinet just a day earlier, a move widely seen as a response to a public uproar over the nominations. Mnangagwa, 75, named his cabinet overnight Thursday, and is expected to …

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Zimbabwe’s president names top military officers in new cabinet

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP |  Zimbabwe’s new president named his first cabinet Thursday, appointing two senior military officers to key portfolios and dropping close allies of Robert Mugabe who resigned after the armed forces took control of the country. President Emmerson Mnangagwa appointed as foreign affairs minister Sibusiso Moyo, the …

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Zuma fires critic in S.Africa reshuffle

  Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  South African President Jacob Zuma sacked a vocal critic from his cabinet on Tuesday, a move set to deepen tensions before the ANC chooses a new party leader in December. In his second reshuffle this year, Zuma dropped higher education minister Blade Nzimande, …

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Deaf people sue three ministers

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Three Government Ministers have been dragged to the Constitutional court for failure to provide sign language interpretation services to public and private Health facilities. Initiative for Social and Economic Rights, The Uganda National Association of the Deaf, together two people with hearing impairments; Wasswa Ronald …

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KADAGA: Absenteeism by ministers slowing down government

Speaker “Reports” Ministers to President over perennial absenteeism Kampala, Uganda| PWATCH UG| The Speaker of Par­lia­ment, Re­becca Kadaga has out­lined the peren­nial ab­sence of cab­i­net min­is­ters among is­sues that greatly af­fected busi­ness dur­ing the first ses­sion of the 10th Par­lia­ment. In her com­mu­ni­ca­tion to the House on June 6, 2017, Kadaga …

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