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OPPOSITION MDC leader Nelson Chamisa on Sunday proposed a new 4-year power sharing government which would see him run the country for two years and Zanu PF rival Emmerson Mnangagwa the other two. Chamisa said this while addressing supporters in Gweru when he demanded dialogue with Mnangagwa which he said must culminate in the formation […]

Nigeria’s electoral commission chair Mahmood Yakubu declared on Sunday that he was generally happy with the progress made in the conduct of the presidential and national elections. Yakubu, who was addressing journalists on Sunday following Saturday’s vote admitted that there had been some glitches in several parts of the country, including in the two capitals […]

Hardly twelve hours after polls closed on Sunday, Senegal’s ruling party and the opposition have started declaring unofficial results indicating a first round victory, and a stalemate leading to an election run-off respectively. About 6.5 million Senegalese are registered to vote in Sunday’s presidential election pitting incumbent president Macky Sall against four other aspirants. Polling […]

South Africa’s sports minister, Tokozile Xasa arrived in Switzerland to support Caster Semenya, saying her trip to the Alpine nation was aimed at offering support to her compatriot Semenya as the week-long hearing draws to a close. Xasa reiterated her government’s position, saying the IAAF seeks to violate women’s bodies. “We are talking (about) violations of women’s […]

Reports indicate that employees of MTN have staged a sit-in protest at one of their offices in the country. The action is allied with ongoing protests that have rocked the government with calls for president Al-Bashir to quit after three decades in charge of the country. MTN is one of three telecom outfits operating in the country. Government […]

Nigerian fuel suppliers, bus operators and some airlines are offering incentives for people to travel to vote in presidential elections this Saturday, including cutting petrol prices and discounts. The electoral commission announced the delay early last Saturday just Nigeria’s 84 million registered voters were preparing to head to the polls. The election is now scheduled […]

In yet another indication that his political story is not over, Joseph Kabila, the ex-president of Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday made the the leaders of his FCC coalition sign a loyalty pledge. Kabila’s Common Front For Congo remains the strongest force in parliament, garnering an overwhelming majority of seats in the December 30 vote which […]

Opposition parties in Zambia are accusing president Edgar Lungu of presiding over political violence against his rivals, and intend to report him to the International Criminal Court. Ten opposition figures told journalists in Lusaka on Wednesday that Lungu was to blame for an increase in violent crackdowns on opponents, including main opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema. […]

There has been a mixed reaction from politicians and other commentators to finance minister Tito Mboweni’s maiden budget speech. DA leader Mmusi Maimane said Mboweni “minced his words” on what to do with cash-strapped state-owned companies such as SAA, Denel and the SABC. He said it was worrying that the national budget deficit was continuing […]

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni will be making his maiden Budget Speech this afternoon, with South Africa’s hopes of economic prosperity pinned to his parliamentary address. To say that Mboweni is in a tough position would be an understatement. According to analysts and politicians alike, the National Budget Speech presented to parliament on Wednesday afternoon is […]


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