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John Dramani Mahama in a file photo. REUTERS-Luc Gnago

Ghana presidential candidate selects first female running mate for major party

Former Ghana President John Mahama said on Monday that he had chosen Jane Naana Opoku-Agyeman as his running mate for this year’s election, making her the first woman on a major Ghanaian party’s presidential ticket.
The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has proposed an upward adjustment on presidential, parliamentary, mayor and councillorship nomination fees.

Surge in nomination fees for Zambia’s 2021 general elections receive mixed reactions

The decision by Zambia‘s electoral body to increase nomination fees for next year’s general elections has received mixed reactions from stakeholders.
Addressing journalists as he was led by officers on Wednesday, Chishimba Kambwili, leader of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), said his comments were misunderstood.

Zambian opposition leader arrested, accused of defaming president

Police in Zambia have arrested the leader of a small opposition party on charges of defaming President Edgar Lungu after the release of a video in which he allegedly inferred that the head of state was a dog.g
Former Ghana Football Association executive Kofi Manu claims he predicted the Black Stars' woes at the recent Africa Cup of Nations, due to major political decisions before the tournament.

Afcon: Former Ghana FA chief predicted Black Stars’ struggles

Former Ghana Football Association executive Kofi Manu claims he predicted the Black Stars' woes at the recent Africa Cup of Nations, due to major political decisions before the tournament.
Clement Abas Apaak

Lawmaker: I’m going into music as an alternative means of survival

A Ghanaian lawmaker, Dr. Clement Abas Apaak, has said that he would be going into the music industry in order to make ends meet. Apaak, who represents, Builsa South in the Upper East Region on...

Ghana’s John Mahama announces bid for 2020 vote

Ghana's former president John Mahama on Thursday announced his bid to seek the nomination of the main opposition party and contest the 2020 election.
Jean Mensa

Ghana’s president Akufo-Addo names new head of election body

Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo on Monday named a lawyer and governance specialist Jean Mensa as the new head of the national electoral commission, the Presidency said.
Kwesi Amissah-Arthur

Ghana’s ex-vice president dies during early morning exercise

Former Vice President of Ghana Kwesi Amissah-Arthur is dead, local media reported early Friday.

Nana Akufo-Addo: I will never oversee same-sex legalization

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says: “It will NOT be under his presidency that same-sex marriage will be legalized in Ghana.”

President Akufo-Addo: Ghana will not offer military base to US

Ghana will not sign an agreement with Washington to set up a military base, President Nana Akufo-Addo said on Thursday.

Ex-Zambian minister Chishimba Kambwili denies forgery charges

Former Zambian minister and fierce critic of President Edgar Lungu pleaded not guilty to three counts of forgery when he appeared before a court in Lusaka.

Zambia President Edgar Lungu’s critic to face fraud trial

A former Zambian minister and fierce critic of President Edgar Lungu will face trial after pleading not guilty to fraud charges on Monday following his arrest last week.

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Several #RevolutionNow protesters were arrested by the police and the Nigerian Army in the Abuja metropolis on Wednesday.

#RevolutionNow: Nigerian Army, police arrest protesters in Abuja

Several #RevolutionNow protesters were arrested by the police and the Nigerian Army in the Abuja metropolis on Wednesday.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army states position on soldiers involved in Ebonyi bullion van robbery

The Nigerian Army has said that the soldiers arrested for bullion van robbery in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, are not its personnel.
Lai Mohammed is the current Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture. A Nigerian lawyer, and former National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress.

Nigerian government raises hate speech fine to N5 million

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The governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has reacted to his victory at the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ondo closes two schools for violating coronavirus protocols

Two secondary schools in Ondo State have been closed by the state government for violating COVID-19 protocols as schools resumed across the state.