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Romanian President Klaus Iohannis

Romania’s president fires chief anti-corruption prosecutor

Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis sacked chief anti-corruption prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi on Monday to honour a Constitutional Court ruling which Ms Kovesi said may leave prosecutors exposed to political interference.
Romania's President Klaus Werner Iohannis speaks to journalists as he arrives to take part in the last day of the European Union leaders' summit, without Britain, to discuss Brexit and eurozone reforms on June 29, 2018 at the Europa building in Brussels. EU leaders clinched a hard-won migration deal during all-night talks on June 29, that Italy's hardline new premier said meant his country was "no longer alone" in shouldering the responsibility for migrants. / AFP PHOTO / Ben STANSALL

Impeachment decision looms for Romanian president

The leader of Romania's ruling Social Democrats said Thursday the party will decide next week whether to impeach President Klaus Iohannis for violating the constitution.

Benin bans strikes in defence, health, justice sectors

Benin's Constitutional Court has banned the right to strike by workers in the country's defence, security, justice and health sectors, sparking concern among union officials and legal observers.
Olivier Solonandrasana

Madagascar to hold presidential election in November

Madagascar will hold the first round of presidential elections in November with the second round due in December, Prime Minister, Olivier Solonandrasana said on Friday, after a court ordered the president to form a consensus government.
Madagascar's newly appointed Prime Minister Christian Ntsay speaks to the media during his handover ceremony in Antananarivo, Madagascar June 6, 2018. REUTERS|Clarel Faniry Rasoanaivo

New Madagascar prime minister vows ‘free’ elections

Madagascar's new Prime Minister Christian Ntsay vowed Thursday that elections would be "transparent" and "free" after the Constitutional Court had ordered the formation of a "consensus" government to stage the polls by year's end.

Congo’s parliament to consider legal protection for ex-presidents

Democratic Republic of Congo’s parliament will, at President Joseph Kabila’s request, hold a special session to consider legislation providing legal protection for former presidents, lawmakers said.

Spain King’s brother-in-law has five days to report to prison

A court has given Spain’s King’s brother-in-law five days to turn himself in after the Supreme Court ruled he must serve a five years and 10 month sentence for charges including tax fraud and embezzlement, several Spanish newspapers said on Wednesday.

Call for enquiry after anti-Kabila activist dies in house fire

Pro-democracy activist Luc Nkulala was killed in a suspicious fire overnight at his home in Goma, in eastern Democratic of Republic of Congo, his opposition Struggle for Change (Lucha) group said Sunday, calling for a swift and transparent enquiry.

Madagascar opposition slams government for vetoing premier’s nominees

Madagascar's opposition condemned President Hery Rajaonarimampianina on Saturday for rejecting their nominations for a "consensus" prime minister, who it is hoped will lift a crisis sparked by controversial electoral reform laws.

Madagascar court orders a new premier named by June 12

Madagascar’s Constitutional Court has ordered that a new Prime Minister should be named by June 12.

Hamburg becomes 1st German city to ban diesel vehicles

Hamburg on Thursday became the first German city to impose a partial ban on diesel vehicles as part of the country’s much-debated move to improve air quality.

Madagascar opposition asks court to unseat defecting MPs

The opposition in Madagascar on Tuesday petitioned the country's top court to unseat 18 of its lawmakers who crossed the floor to join the ruling party.

Ousted Jacob Zuma poses problems for new president

Three months ago, Jacob Zuma was ousted as president of South Africa, in a humiliating end to his nine-year rule.

Madrid moves to block second Carles Puigdemont comeback bid in Catalonia

Spain's executive said Wednesday it would block Carles Puigdemont from being re-appointed president of Catalonia, putting pressure on the separatist camp to pick another candidate and form a regional government after months of limbo.

Germany to deport Tunisian terrorist suspect after failed appeals

German security officials say they are deporting a Tunisian terrorist suspect to his home country.

Gabon’s constitutional court dissolves parliament

Gabon's constitutional court on Monday dissolved the national parliament and called on the government to step down, criticising its failure to organise legislative elections as required.

Comoros president eyes controversial second term

Comoros President Azali Assoumani is considering announcing nationwide elections next year if a controversial constitution-altering referendum is passed, one of his advisers said Monday, as opposition parties cried foul.

German Supreme Court rules ad blockers are legal

Germany’s Supreme Court on Thursday threw out a case brought by Axel Springer seeking to ban a popular application that blocks online advertising, in a landmark ruling that deals a blow to the publishing industry.

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Church kicks against disarming Christians in Plateau

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