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Zimbabwean activists challenge legality of Emmerson Mnangagwa’s presidency in court

Zimbabwean activists have reportedly dragged President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his deputy, Constantino Chiwenga, to the country's constitutional court, challenging their rise to power by forcing former president Robert Mugabe to resign.

Court affirms Henry Okah’s prison sentence

South Africa’s top court on Friday reinstated a 24 year prison sentence for Henry Okah convicted of a series of terror attacks in Nigeria eight years ago.

South Africans look to Cyril Ramaphosa to save ailing nation

Cyril Ramaphosa was on Thursday elected South Africa’s fifth post-apartheid democratic-era President, following former President Jacob Zuma’s resignation.

Jacob Zuma’s five biggest career scandals

South African President Jacob Zuma’s battle to stay in office despite the ruling ANC party reportedly asking him to step down is the latest in a long history of career controversies.

Zambia court adjourns President Edgar Lungu’s eligibility case

The Constitutional Court in Zambia has adjourned the case in which four political parties are seeking an interpretation of President Edgar Lungu’s eligibility to contest in the 2021 presidential elections.

Spanish court suspends Carles Puigdemont’s return to power in Catalonia

Spain’s constitutional court on Saturday announced it was blocking Catalonia’s ousted separatist leader Carles Puigdemont from returning to power in the region while he remains the subject of legal action.

Ecuador’s vice president jailed for corruption to be stripped of office

Ecuador's Vice President Jorge Glas was to constitutionally lose his title late Tuesday because he has been absent for more than three months -- locked up in prison on a six-year sentence for corruption.

Gabon’s Ali Bongo pledges ‘radical change’ in New Year message

Gabon's President Ali Bongo vowed "radical change in governance" in the coming year and pledged to foster social cohesion among his citizens in his televised end-of-year speech on Sunday.

South Africa’s ANC in jeopardy over court’s ruling on Jacob Zuma

Africa National Congress (ANC) confused over Constitutional Court’s ruling that parliament failed to hold South African President Jacob Zuma to account for using tax-payers money to upgrade his private home, Nkandla.

South Africa’s top court delivers Jacob Zuma impeachment blow

South Africa's top court on Friday ruled that Parliament had failed to hold President Jacob Zuma accountable for using public money for private home upgrades, a move that could lead to impeachment proceedings.

South Africa’s Parliament failed to hold Jacob Zuma to account – Court

South Africa’s Constitutional Court ruled on Friday that parliament failed to hold President Jacob Zuma to account over a scandal related to state-funded upgrades to his home and must launch proceedings that could remove him from office.

Impeachment: South Africa’s Jacob Zuma to know fate Friday

South Africa’s Constitutional Court will on Friday rule on a bid to compel parliament to launch impeachment proceedings against President Jacob Zuma.

Oscar Pistorius appeals 17-year sentence for shooting girlfriend dead

Former Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has filed papers to South Africa’s Constitutional Court, appealing against his 13-year jail term for shooting dead his girlfriend, a lawyer for the victim’s family said Tuesday.

Gabon MPs pass disputed constitutional text

A bill to revise Gabon's constitution, which opponents say risks letting President Ali Bongo retain power indefinitely, cleared a hurdle after the country's lower house overwhelmingly approved it, sources said on Friday.


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IGP Ibrahim Idris urged to stop Governor Wike from inaugurating ‘state police’ in Rivers

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NUC approves Zamfara State University

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Ishaq Oloyede: Prophetess directs son to sit for UTME for brother

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Kwara United set to unveil Abubakar Bala today

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