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Thirteen candidates have been cleared for the March presidential vote in the Indian Ocean archipelago of Comoros, the Supreme Court announced Saturday, barring the main challengers of President Azali Assoumani. Nineteen candidates had registered for the March 24 election and of those given the go ahead, only Azali is backed by a party. The others […]

Algeria’s ailing president has announced that he will seek a fifth five-year term in April’s election in the gas-rich North African nation. President Abdelaziz Bouteflika made the announcement via Algeria’s official APS news agency on Sunday. He has faced questions over whether he is fit enough to remain in office after two decades in charge. The 82-year-old […]

Jamaican singer-songwriter, Robert Nesta Marley, one of the world’s biggest musicians loved across continents for his impact especially on raggae music would have been 74 years on February 6, 2019. The man who died in May 1981 at the age of 36 however continues to influence music and the entertainment industry years on. His verified […]

Ugandan Police on Wednesday night arrested three journalists working with the BBC, including their driver, accusing them of illegal possession of drugs. Patrick Onyango, Uganda’s police spokesman, said on Thursday five suspects had been detained overnight. They included two Ugandans and one Kenyan working for the British broadcaster, as well as the wife of a local […]

More than 27,000 people have lost their lives since the 2009 Boko Haram uprising in northeastern Nigeria. In Maiduguri, locals desperately want stability to return. Presidential candidates running in the February 16 polls have been campaigning on this issue in this part of the country. At a rally on Wednesday, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar […]

The February 24 presidential elections in Senegal will go ahead as planned despite a boycott call by former president and opposition leader Abdoulaye Wade. The assurance was given on Wednesday by Aly Ngouille Ndiaye, the Senegalese Interior Minister, a response that came barely 24-hours after Wade’s call. Election material has already been sent to various […]

Forbes Billionaires List of the wealthy has become an annual ritual. In the midst of excruciating poverty in Nigeria, the list is always received with mixed feelings. Resentment from the needy and happiness from those considered rich enough to make the annual lists. Bamidele Famoofo reports that what is more important to an average Nigerian […]

The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) on Monday published a scathing open letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa, criticising him for being “in the belly of the beast which was the [Jacob] Zuma administration”. In a statement issued on the IFP’s official website, Mkhuleko Hlengwa, IFP national spokesperson, writes: “Utterances attributed to you that in Davos you […]

A Zimbabwean preacher who claimed to have found a cure for HIV and other illnesses has been found guilty for contravening laws of the country, specifically the Medicines Control Act.. The 35-year-old Prophet Walter Magaya of the Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries was handed a fine of $700 for his claims, the 263Chat website reported. Police in November 2018 raided […]

Democratic Republic of Congo’s new president, Felix Tshisekedi, on Tuesday challenged his political rival Martin Fayulu to present evidence challenging the outcome of last month’s election. Tshisekedi made the remarks as he visited neighbouring Angola on his first trip abroad since being sworn. “I know that there have been some imperfections, some irregularities in these […]

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