Category Archives: Africa

Zimbabwe ex-army chief who helped oust Mugabe sworn in as VP

Zimbabwe’s former army commander Constantino Guveya Chiwenga helped end president Robert Mugabe’s 37-year rule (AFP Photo/Jekesai NJIKIZANA) Harare (AFP) – Zimbabwe’s former army commander who led a military takeover that helped end Robert Mugabe’s 37-year rule was Thursday sworn in … read more »

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Zimbabwe ex-leader Mugabe visits Singapore hospital – sources

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe visited a hospital in Singapore this week apparently for medical checks, his first trip outside his country since he was ousted from office last month, sources in Singapore said on Thursday. The … read more »

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Zimbabwe’s Mugabe creates cyber ministry in cabinet reshuffle

HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe moved Patrick Chinamasa from the finance ministry on Monday to lead a new cyber security ministry that will focus on crimes on social media and other websites ahead of an election due next … read more »

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African leaders ‘treat Former Presidents like animals’, says Nigeria’s Obasanjo

African leaders should treat their former presidents with more dignity, says former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo. Obasanjo told a tale of how Zambia’s independence leader and first president Kenneth Kaunda, who is now 93 was treated by his successors over … read more »

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Kenyan court frees doctors’ leaders jailed during health sector strike

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenya’s Court of Appeal on Wednesday ordered the release from jail of officials from the national doctors’ union so they can negotiate with the government over a strike that has paralyzed the public health sector. The strike … read more »

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UN chief: Tanzanian to lead Hammarskjold air crash review

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed Tanzania’s former chief justice to review potential new information, including from South Africa, on the mysterious 1961 plane crash that killed U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold. U.N. deputy spokesman Farhan Haq said … read more »

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English vs. French tensions in Cameroon turn deadly

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — A single student out of 4,000 showed up on the first day of the new term at one high school in Bamenda, the English-speaking city at the heart of a deadly conflict in Cameroon over language … read more »

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Baba Masaba: Nigerian man with 86 wives dies aged 93

A former Muslim preacher in Nigeria who had at least 86 wives has died aged 93. Mohammed Bello Abubakar, known as Baba Masaba, died at his home in central Niger state on Saturday after an undisclosed illness. A large crowd … read more »

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Gambia president plans massive overhaul, but keeps secret police

Banjul (Gambia) (AFP) – Gambian President Adama Barrow said Saturday that every aspect of his tiny west African state would need an overhaul after ex-leader Yahya Jammeh’s 22-year rule, but that its dreaded secret police would remain. Barrow faces an … read more »

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