The Togolese government and opposition finally decided to convene on Monday for a last resort at dialogue. Discussions supposed to resolve the political crisis that has been going on for six months. Since the advent of multiparty politics in the early 1990s, some 15 dialogues and talks have been held in Lomé, without ever leading […]

Cameroon will press ahead with its first election for 2018 ahead of the presidential vote later this year. A presidential decree issue last week slated senatorial polls for March 25, 2018. The decree states that the electoral body ELECAM shall organize the polls in various divisional headquarters of the country. Cameroon’s parliamentary system caters for 100 senators […]

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) will hold an urgent meeting on Monday to discuss President Jacob Zuma’s future as head of state after overnight talks with the scandal-plagued 75-year-old failed to secure his departure. Opposition parties and some in the ANC want him to go before his State of the Nation address to parliament, scheduled […]

Two military allies of former Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh returned to the country because of strained relations with their former boss. The two fled with Jammeh to Equatorial Guinea in January 2017. They sneaked back into The Gambia in January 2018 and were subsequently arrested at their respective homes. A local journalist, Saikou Jammeh quoted […]

Liberia’s newly elected president George Weah is on a mission to stamp his authority and implement his agenda as soon as possible. On his first day in office after the January 22 inauguration ceremony, Weah named five key cabinet portfolios including the Defence, Finance and Foreign Affairs ministers. Following that, the president has now issued […]

The department of justice and constitutional development has gazetted the terms of reference for the judicial commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture to be headed by deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo. The gazetting comes after President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday signed the proclamation to give legal effect to the terms of reference for […]

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Monday Egypt is not conspiring against its neighbours and has no intention to fight, a reference to growing tension with Sudan. Relations have deteriorated in recent weeks, including over a Sudan-Turkey naval agreement that angered Cairo and an ongoing dispute over a dam Ethiopia is building on the Nile […]

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is in the last days of her reign as Africa’s first democratically elected female president. She has, however, set a political battle for her days out of office. According to her spokesman Jerolinmek Piah, Sirleaf regarded the Unity Party (UP) decision to expel her as illegal and that she will return to […]

Liberia’s ruling Unity Party has expelled the country’s outgoing president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who is accused by party leaders of meddling in last year’s presidential elections in which its candidate suffered a bruising defeat. Johnson Sirleaf, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate who has been in power for 12 years, denies the party’s allegations that she […]

Egypt’s parliament approved on Sunday a cabinet reshuffle including four new ministers, government sources said, two months ahead of a scheduled presidential election. The reshuffle included the appointment of Abu Bakr al-Gendi as minister for local development, Rania al-Mashat as tourism minister, Enas Abdeldayem as culture minister and Khaled Badawy as public enterprise minister. Two […]

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