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President Trump’s women

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | U.S. President Donald Trump is facing embarrassing new accusations of infidelity, with a former Playboy model providing details about their alleged ten-month affair. Karen McDougal described bursting into tears after he offered her money following their first sexual encounter. She said she had loved …

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Zambia opposition seeks to impeach president

Lusaka, Zambia | AFP | Zambia’s main opposition party has filed a motion to impeach President Edgar Lungu for violating the constitution, the presidency said Friday, in the latest development following a disputed 2016 election. The impeachment motion will be put before parliament on March 28 by the United Party for …

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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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