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Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo has secured conditional release and is now in Belgium, according to the International Criminal Court (ICC). Gbagbo was acquitted by the Hague court of atrocities charges last month but remained in custody until Friday, when an appeals court ordered him released. A court spokeswoman confirmed he has now travelled […]

A United Nations envoy who visited South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar at his exile home in Khartoum has confirmed that the latter is planning to return to Juba in May. UN envoy David Shearer met last week with Machar to discuss plans for a transitional government that will pave the way to elections, under […]

Zimbabwe’s mines minister on Monday said the central bank governor would soon introduce a monetary policy tool to alleviate foreign currency shortages that have affected mining companies. Zimbabwe’s mines minister says the central bank governor will soon introduce a monetary policy tool to alleviate foreign currency shortages that have affected mining companies. — Day Trading […]

Botswana’s economy is expected to expand at a slower pace in 2019 compared with last year, Finance Minister Kenneth Matambo said on Monday. The Southern African Nation economic growth is expected to slow to 4.2 percent this year from 4.5 percent last year. In his 2019 budget to parliament; Matambo noted that the slower economic […]

Zambia is determined to enforce a new 5 percent copper import duty, as part of a plan to keep a greater share of mineral resource profits for the country and tackle its debt, Mining Minister Richard Musukwa said. Zambia’s Minister of Mines and Mineral Development, Hon. Richard Musukwa leads a delegation to Africa’s largest #MiningIndaba in Cape […]

Democratic Republic of Congo’s outgoing government on Monday defended decrees granting former ministers lifetime salaries and other benefits following strong criticism in a country where most of the population lives in poverty. It’s one of the poorest country in the world despite mineral wealth #DRC’s outgoing Govrt is defending decrees granting former ministers lifetime salaries & […]

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Sunday promised to bring development to rural areas as towns and villages across the country are shaken by anti-government protests. Speaking to hundreds of villagers in North Kordofan State, Bashir promised to provide clean water to rural areas across Sudan and also build a new hospital there. The Sudanese President’s […]

Senegalese voters head to the polls on February 24 to elect a president. The incumbent Macky Sall will be seeking a second mandate after he defeated the then-incumbent Abdoulaye Wade in 2012 to become the fifth president in the country’s history. The vote will be the 11th straight presidential election since Senegal gained independence from […]

Lamuka poll protest thrown out The results were subject to confirmation by the Constitutional Court even if there was no challenge to the outcome. But a challenge was on the cards as Fayulu and the Lamuka coalition filed papers calling for the cancellation of the results. Fayuku had spoken in harsh terms calling the result […]

Algeria’s ruling coalition on Saturday named President Abdelaziz Bouteflika as its candidate for April polls, although the ailing incumbent has yet to officially confirm he will run. “The parties of the presidential coalition nominate Abdelaziz Bouteflika for the upcoming presidential elections,” the four coalition partners said in a statement. In power since 1999, 81-year-old Bouteflika […]

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