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President Zuma Celebrates 74th Birthday Amid Growing Opposition

South African President, Jacob Zuma, celebrated his 74th birthday on Tuesday, amid growing calls for his resignation, mostly from the opposition. “My birthday wish is...

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Ghana President Names New Central Bank Governor

Ghanaian President, John Mahama, has named Mr Abdul Issahaku as substantive Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BoG), the presidency announced on Tuesday. This followed the...

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South African President Faces Impeachment Vote

Jacob Zuma faces the vote in parliament after the country’s top court ruled that he had violated the constitution. A debate over a motion to impeach South African...

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Congo Holds Presidential Elections Under Nationwide Media Blackout

Interior Minister Raymond Mboulou ordered telecoms firms to block all telephone, Internet and SMS services for 48 hours due to “reasons of security and national...

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Ban Ki-Moon Calls For Independence For Saharawi People

The UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, has called for the self determination for people of Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, popularly known as Western Sahara, saying...

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Fake Prosecutor Asks Oscar Pistorius For A Bribe

A man who masqueraded as an official from the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and demanded R250‚000 from former Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius to quash his...

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Cameroon Sentences 89 Boko Haram Members To Death

A Cameroon court has sentenced 89 Boko Haram terrorists to death. The sect members were convicted on terror charges by a military court for their roles in several...

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SA President To Pay Back Money For Home Upgrade

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma will pay back some of the public funds used to upgrade his private home, his office said Wednesday, attempting to end a two-year...

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UN Report Projects Africa Economy To Grow 4.4 Percent In 2016

A UN report released on Wednesday in Addis Ababa, predicted Africa economy to grow up to 4.4 per cent in 2016, up from 3.7 per cent in 2015. Adam Elhiraik, Managing...

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Reaction To Sacking Finance Minister “an exaggeration”, Says Zuma

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has described as “an exaggeration”, reactions to his decision to sack Nhlanhla Nene as finance minister in December. The...

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Twin Suicide Blast Kills 3 In Cameroun

Suspected Boko Haram militants detonated two suicide bombs in north Cameroun, killing at least three people, an official and security sources said on Wednesday. Suicide...

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Zambia’s 2016 Economic Growth Seen Below 4% – World Bank

Zambia’s economic growth will fall below four per cent in 2016 due to a combination of domestic and international pressures, the World Bank said on Thursday. World...

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