Category: Africa News

Southern Africa: Grace Mugabe Casts Shadow Over SADC Summit

| August 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Photo: Sunday Mail Zimbabwe first lady Grace Mugabe, who faces assault charges in South Africa, will cast a long shadow over the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Summit in Pretoria this weekend after wrong-footing South African police. Despite suggestions that the first lady had returned to Zimbabwe on Tuesday, South Africa’s police ministry said she […]

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South Africa: Where Is the Mandela Quote in the Most-Liked Tweet Ever From?

| August 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Photo: Pete Souza/White House A tweet by former US president Barack Obama in response to violence in the US town of Charlottesville has become the most-liked tweet in Twitter’s history. The first of three, the tweet contained a quote from another former president, South Africa’s Nelson Mandela. Obama attached a picture of himself reaching up […]

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Kenya: Opposition to Challenge Kenyatta’s Victory at the Supreme Court

| August 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Photo: Kanyiri Wahito/The Nation By Samwell Owino and Ibrahim Oruko History is repeating itself. Once more, just like in 2013, President Uhuru Kenyatta and his arch rival, Mr Raila Odinga, will have their fate determined by the Supreme Court. The National Super Alliance, after lengthy consultations, on Wednesday announced that it will take its objections […]

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Zambia: Hichilema Released From Prison, Treason Charges Dropped

| August 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Photo: UPND/Twitter Hakainde Hichilema had been charged with treason for failing to give way to President Lungu’s motorcade. Once a stable democracy, Zambia now risks becoming increasingly authoritarian. The opposition leader was released from prison on Wednesday after the state prosecutor dropped treason charges against him and five associates. The charges were dropped just moments […]

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Nigeria: Release Buhari’s Medical Details, Citizen Group Demands

| August 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Photo: The Guardian By Charles Kumolu Lagos — The Concerned Citizens of Nigeria has called on President Muhammadu Buhari’s media team to disclose the details of the ailment he is suffering from and the kind of treatment being given to him to end the growing anxiety over the secrecy regarding the nature of his illness. […]

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