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Uganda’s Ministry of Finance cancels Christmas

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Finance has suspended any expenditure on this year’s Christmas and End of year parties because of increasing pressure on the economy. The Deputy Secretary to the Treasury Patrick Ocailap has written a memo to all finance officers of all the  ministries, …

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UPC ready to hold delegates conference in May

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Peoples’ Congress will hold its national delegates conference in May. This was announced by Osinde Orach the party’s spokesperson, during a press conference held on Wednesday at the party’s headquarters in Kampala. Osinde said that party members who want to contest for any …

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Malawi vice president takes leadership of opposition party

Lilongwe, Malawi | AFP |  Malawi Vice President Saulos Chilima was elected head of the United Transformation Movement (UTM) party on Monday, paving way for him to challenge President Peter Mutharika in May elections. Chilima was handpicked by Mutharika to run alongside him in the 2014 elections on the Democratic …

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Zimbabwe to release election shooting probe next week

Esigodini, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa said Friday that a report probing deadly election violence when soldiers opened fire on protesters would be released next week. The shootings triggered international outrage and undermined Mnangagwa’s attempts to present the July election as a fresh start for Zimbabwe after …

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AU warns Gabon as Bongo remains incapacitated

Libreville, Gabon | AFP | The African Union on Saturday warned Gabon to respect constitutional order after a high court intervened in a crisis surrounding the country’s hospitalised President Ali Bongo. A statement by AU Commission chair Moussa Faki Mahamat emphasised that the 55-member group of African nations had a …

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Nigerian opposition candidate says ‘intimidated’ by govt agents

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP | The presidential nominee of Nigeria’s main opposition party alleged Sunday that he was “intimidated” by armed government agents who searched his private plane at the Abuja airport. Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) who will challenge incumbent Muhammadu Buhari in February, …

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DR Congo rulers denounce ‘cheating’ in pre-vote poll

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Supporters of President Joseph Kabila on Thursday denounced alleged cheating in an opinion poll that placed two opposition leaders well ahead before a presidential election due on December 23. Results of the national poll, released on Tuesday, tipped Felix Tshisekedi, president of the main, …

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Zimbabwe opposition quarrel as leader lies in hospital

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwe’s main opposition was embroiled in a power struggle on Friday over who is in charge of the party months before key elections, as leader Morgan Tsvangirai receives cancer treatment in hospital. Two vice presidents of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party clashed openly over …

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