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APC to drag R-APC to court for alleged impersonation

The All Progressive Congress (APC) on Monday said it would drag leaders and members of Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC) to court on allegation of impersonation.

APC accuses Buba Galadima of committing a punishable offence

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused Buba Galadima, chairman of the Reformed-APC, a faction of the ruling party, of impersonation.

Thousands stage anti-Macron protest in Paris

Thousands of people demonstrated in central Paris on Saturday amid a heavy police presence to protest against President Emmanuel Macron's sweeping reforms, a year after he came to office.

Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea reopen border after four months

The Cameroon-Equatorial Guinea border has been officially re-opened, four months after it was closed following a foiled coup d’etat in the latter last December.

Shehu Sani: Senate invasion an attempted coup

The senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has described the invasion of the Senate chamber by suspected hoodlums as an attempted coup d’état.

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe urged to go to court if he believes President Mnangagwa is...

Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has reportedly been urged to approach the courts of law "if he believes President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration" is not legitimate.

UN throws its support behind Zimbabwe elections

The United Nations on Saturday threw its support behind new elections in Zimbabwe set for July and urged the government to kickstart the African nation's economy as an "urgent priority".

President Mnangagwa: Zimbabwe has moved on from Robert Mugabe era

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa said Friday that the country “has moved on” in response to claims by former president Robert Mugabe that he was ousted in an illegal “coup d’etat”.

Africa: A continent without democrats

In the past two decades, there have been many electoral transitions across the continent indicative of a pattern of democratic consolidation. In reality, however, mercenaries of democracy, dictators and a military culture dominate African politics.

Olusegun Obasanjo: Hero or villain?

When his friend and boss, Gen. Murtala Muhammed, was killed in a coup d’état in 1976, Obasanjo was also meant for extermination but he survived the coup and could, against his will became Nigeria’s leader for the next three years or so.

Olusegun Obasanjo Ph.D

Perhaps in the long run, the most remarkable legacy of the Nigerian leader known as Olusegun Obasanjo would be his personal example, in terms of the manner in which he continues to creatively reinvent himself and the Renaissance quality and force of his achievements.

Robert Mugabe ‘trying to buy time’ to negotiate his exit

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has refused to resign after meeting generals who have seized control of the country, as sources suggested the veteran leader was "buying time" to negotiate his exit.

Pro-unity march in heart of ‘independent’ Catalonia

Pro-unity protesters gathered for a rally in Catalonia's capital Barcelona on Sunday, two days after regional lawmakers voted to break away from Spain, plunging the country into an unprecedented political crisis.

Carles Puigdemont still president of Catalonia – Oriol Junqueras

Deposed Catalan president Carles Puigdemont “is and will remain” the president of the regional government, his deputy said Sunday and rejected what he called a “coup d’etat” by Madrid.

Rival protests in Togo as government blasts street ‘coup d’etat’

Thousands thronged the streets of Togo's seaside capital Wednesday after the ruling party asked supporters to march at the same time as planned opposition protests demanding the removal of President Faure Gnassingbe, the scion of Africa's oldest political dynasty.

Impeaching the “useless and costly” Senate for African power adventurers

Ruling African National Congress (ANC) Chief Whip, Doris Dlakude, said the real intention of the opposition was to carry out a coup d’état. She lamented that “(The opposition) are using the constitution so to collapse government, deter service delivery and sow the seeds of chaos in society so as to ultimately grab power”

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