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Mauritius president refuses to resign over financial scandal

Port Louis, Mauritius | AFP | Mauritian President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim has refused to resign, vowing to fight allegations that saw her embroiled in a financial scandal, the presidency said in a statement Wednesday. Gurib-Fakim, Africa’s only female head of state, has been accused of using a bank card provided by an …

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LIVE: Jacob Zuma exit

LIVE: Zuma exit Cape Town, South Africa | AFP |  Pressure is mounting on South Africa’s scandal-tarred president, Jacob Zuma, to leave office ahead of elections next year. Tweets about zuma Here are the ways by which he could leave office early: – Vote of no confidence – Zuma’s enemies …

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How S.Africa’s Zuma might leave office

Cape Town, South Africa | AFP | Pressure is mounting on South Africa’s scandal-tarred president, Jacob Zuma, to leave office ahead of elections next year. Here are the ways by which he could leave office early: – Vote of no confidence – Zuma’s enemies have previously sought to topple him …

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E.Guinea president reappoints same team after polls

Malabo, Equatorial Guinea | AFP | Equatorial Guinea’s President Teodoro Obiang Nguema has reappointed his prime minister after dissolving the government last week. “Making use of the powers granted to me by law, I appoint Francisco Pascual Obama Asue as Prime Minister in charge of administrative coordination,” said a presidential …

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George Weah: from football icon to Liberia president

Monrovia, Liberia | AFP | George Weah emerged from Liberia’s slums to become a superstar footballer in the 1990s, and has spent the last 13 years building political credibility to match his status as a sporting icon. Weah, 51, put education, job creation and infrastructure at the centre of his …

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THIS WEEK: Uhuru unveils new cabinet

THIS WEEK: Uhuru unveils new cabinet Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta on Jan.05 unveiled new cabinet dropping thirteen of his cabinet secretaries. In his announcement, he only named those he had retained and forwarded for vetting to the national assembly speaker Justin Muturi. Those retained …

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Embattled Togo leader breaks silence in New Year address

Lome, Togo | AFP | Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe broke his silence after months of protests against his rule, calling on the opposition to “dialogue” in his New Year address given late Wednesday. “Dialogue must remain the preferred way of resolving disagreements between political actors,” Gnassingbe said in an address on …

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Obiang says war being prepared against him

Malabo, Equatorial Guinea | AFP | The president of Equatorial Guinea said a war is being organised against his regime, days after a government official warned of a “destabilisation attempt”. A “war” is being prepared “because they say I have spent a lot of time in power,” President Teodoro Obiang …

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Thousands gather in Togo to protest president

Lome, Togo | AFP | Tens of thousands of demonstrators thronged the streets of the Togolese capital on Saturday, the latest in a series of mass protests against the rule of President Faure Gnassingbe. Anti-government marches have been held across the country nearly every week since August, attracting hundreds of …

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Cyril Ramaphosa: tycoon, negotiator… and S.Africa’s next leader?

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is within touching distance of South Africa’s top job, previously had his presidential hopes dashed and opted for life in business that brought him spectacular wealth. After failing to clinch the ANC nomination to succeed president Nelson Mandela in 1999, …

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