November 21

  • South Africa: MPs More Free in the Street Than in Parliament [opinion]


    I can stand in the street and call someone a thief. I can even call the president a thief. But I can't do it in Parliament. Something is topsy-turvy here... Read more »

  • Kenya: The Missing Voice of Civil Society [analysis]


    Since the 1990s, when multi-party politics was re-introduced in Kenya, the country has seen numerous political transitions. In 2010, a new constitution was promulgated, paving the... Read more »

  • Tanzania: Tanzania Revokes Title Deeds of Unused Firms

    Daily News

    THE government has revoked six title deeds of huge agricultural farms in Tanga region, the National Assembly was told. Read more »

  • Nigeria: Try Amaechi for Treason, Fani-Kayode Tells FG

    Independent (Lagos)

    Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode , has urged the federal government to query Governor Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers State for his recent media remarks where he allegedly... Read more »

  • Nigeria: Hold Jonathan Responsible for Attack On Speaker, Nass, Says Tinubu


    CHIEFTAIN of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has condemned the attack on the Speaker and others members of the House of Representatives at the National... Read more »

  • Zambia: Adoption of RB Is Final - Muhabi

    Zambia Reports

    The National Secretary of the Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) Muhabi Lungu has declared that the party's decision to adopt former republican president Rupiah Banda as its... Read more »

  • Nigeria: Nigeria's State of Emergency 'A Failure'

    Deutsche Welle

    Northeastern Nigeria's emergency rule imposed 18 months ago has fallen under heavy criticism as Boko Haram continues to terrorize and kill civilians. Lawmakers have rejected the... Read more »

  • Zambia: Acting President Guy Scott Suspended As Party Leader

    Deutsche Welle

    Zambia's ruling Patriotic Front (PF) has suspended acting President Guy Scott from leading the party. Meanwhile several party members have made their presidential aspirations... Read more »

  • Zambia: Scott Suspended?

    Times of Zambia

    PATRIOTIC Front (PF) members of the Central Committee have petitioned party Secretary General Bridget Attanga to suspend Acting President Guy Scott for 60 days for gross... Read more »

  • Gambia: Jammeh Says Qatar Trip 'Most Positive'

    The Point

    President Yahya Jammeh has declared his latest official visit to Qatar as the most positive of his trips to that oil rich Arab country in Western Asia. Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Account for Own Wealth [editorial]

    Zimbabwe Independent

    PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe's wife Grace has been systematically attacking Vice-President Joice Mujuru accusing her, besides claiming she has been plotting to oust and assassinate her... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Security Chiefs Face Purging

    Zimbabwe Independent

    ZIMBABWE'S security service chiefs, particularly Central Intelligence Organisation Director General Happyton Bonyongwe, Police Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri, Air Marshal... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Politburo to Amend Zanu-PF Constitution

    Zimbabwe Independent

    FIREWORKS are expected at a Zanu PF politburo meeting tomorrow which is set to amend the party constitution to allow President Robert Mugabe to handpick his deputies and national... Read more »

  • Zambia: Ruling Party MPs Demand Scott's Suspension

    Zambia Reports

    Representatives of the 70 Members of Parliament arising from a caucus meeting held at Parliament Motel last night have demanded for an immediate suspension of Acting President Guy... Read more »

  • Liberia: House Passes U.S.$660 Million 2014/2015 National Budget

    Legislature of Liberia

    The Honorable House of Representatives voted to approve the Draft National Budget following several hearings and Committee scrutinize. Read more »

  • Egypt: UN 'Deeply Concerned' After Acquittal of Defendants in Egypt's First FGM Trial

    Aswat Masriya

    The United Nations announced its "deep concern" Thursday after a Daqahliya misdemeanor court acquitted doctor and father tried on charges of female genital mutilation (FGM) in... Read more »

  • Egypt: Family of Detained Al Jazeera Journalist Appeals to Sisi for Release

    Aswat Masriya

    Parents of detained Al Jazeera journalist, Peter Greste, have appealed directly to Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for their son's release by Christmas, BBC reported Friday. Read more »

  • Egypt: Sis Plans for Boosting Political Participation in Parliamentary Elections

    Egypt Online

    Within the framework of the State Information Service (SIS) plan for boosting the political participation in the coming parliamentary elections, which is the third and last step of... Read more »

  • Egypt: Sisi - No Egyptian Forces in Libya, We Protect Borders From Within

    Egypt Online

    President Abdel Fattah El Sisi has hailed Egypt's relations with European Union states, adding that his planned visit to France and Italy is part of his efforts to restore Egypt's... Read more »

  • South Africa: Government to Host Dialogues On Triple Challenges

    The Department for Women is to host national and provincial dialogues in order to understand the causes and impact of the continued triple challenge of poverty, unemployment and... Read more »

  • Africa: SA Participates in Africa-Turkey Summit

    Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, where he will represent South Africa at the 2nd Africa-Turkey Summit of Heads of State and Government. Read more »

  • South Africa: Deputy President's Message to Parliamentary Leaders

    Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has advised leaders of parties represented in the National Assembly that the process agreed among parties earlier in the week has been rendered... Read more »

  • South Africa: SA, Botswana to Intensify Existing Cooperation

    President Jacob Zuma and Botswana President Seretse Khama Ian Khama have reaffirmed their commitment to deepening existing strategic cooperation for the mutual benefit of the two... Read more »

  • Liberia: Measures to Be Put in Place for Senatorial Elections

    New Dawn

    President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has announced that measures will be instituted to safeguard all Liberians as the Senatorial by elections kick-off. Addressing the nation on... Read more »

  • Liberia: Gov't Orders All Beaches Closed On November 29


    The Government of Liberia (GoL) through the Deputy Minister of Public Affairs at the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism (MICAT), Atty. Isaac W. Jackson, has... Read more »

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