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Theatre of the absurd plays out in Botswana power feud

Just days before Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi left Gaborone for Nairobi, Kenya the military plane he was using for a local trip developed problems as it was taxing to fly out of Botswana’s second city, Francistown.
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Kenya lawmakers debate giving women a third of parliament seats

Kenyan parliamentarians on Tuesday debated a bill that would allocate a third of all seats in parliament to women, with campaigners optimistic that it would pass in spite of previous failures.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 21, 2018 Zimbabwe main opposition party Movement for Democratic Change Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa gestures as he addresses a crowd of supporters during an election campaign rally at White City stadium in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court on August 22, 2018 began to hear an opposition petition seeking to overturn the presidential election result, in a legal challenge seen as unlikely to succeed despite allegations of vote fraud. The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) has accused the ruling ZANU-PF party and the election commission of rigging the July 30 vote, Zimbabwe's first poll since the ousting of Robert Mugabe last year./ AFP PHOTO / ZINYANGE AUNTONY

Zimbabwe opposition leader to be inaugurated as ‘people’s president’

Zimbabwe’s opposition Movement for Democratic Change says its leader Nelson Chamisa will be symbolically inaugurated on Saturday as the “People’s President,” in spite of the fact he lost the July election.
South African Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Archbishop Desmond Tutu pays tribute to ‘outstanding’ late UN chief Kofi Annan

Former United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan will receive a state funeral and burial in Ghana on September 13, the Ghanaian president said on Friday, calling it "a major event for our country".

Ethiopia FM: South Sudan’s Salva Kiir and Riek Machar to meet on Wednesday

“The meeting on South Sudan tomorrow will be held under the auspices of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed with the aim of bridging gaps between President Salva Kiir and Riek Machar,” the ministry statement said, adding that Machar is expected to arrive in Ethiopia’s capital on Wednesday from South Africa.

Kenyan president signs controversial cyber-crimes law

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday signed into law a sweeping cyber-crimes act criminalising fake news and online bullying, with clauses that critics argue could stifle press freedom.

Kenyan opposition figure say he was drugged when deported

Kenyan opposition politician Miguna Miguna alleges he was drugged and deported to Dubai early on Thursday after his attempt to enter Kenya led to him being detained in an airport toilet for more than a day.

Kenya expels opposition firebrand again

An outspoken member of the opposition alliance was on Wednesday expelled from Kenya for the second time in two months, his lawyer told AFP.

Kenyan court summons government officials over opposition politician detention at airport

The High Court in Kenya has summoned three senior government officials to explain the ongoing stalemate over the detention and citizenship status of opposition politician Dr. Miguna Miguna.

US top envoy Rex Tillerson flies to Chad, Nigeria

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives in N'Djamena, the capital of Chad, Monday where he will meet with Chadian President Idriss Deby.

Rex Tillerson resumes normal schedule in Kenya

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has resumed his normal schedule in Kenya after canceling events on Saturday because he was "not feeling well."

Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta, Raila Odinga meet to unify country

Kenya's president and opposition leader say they met for talks, months after the presidential elections sparked turmoil as the opposition charged there was electoral fraud.

Carter Centre: Kenya polls were a setback for democracy

Kenya's 2017 elections were a setback to this East African country's democratic development, the Carter Centre has said.

Rex Tillerson aims to show US cares despite Donald Trump’s Africa slur

President Donald Trump hasn't spoken much about Africa, and what he's said has been far from flattering. It falls to his top diplomat, on his first official visit to the continent, to show the United States still cares.

Zimbabwe’s Morgan Tsvangirai to be laid to rest in his rural home

Zimbabwe's opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai is set to be laid to rest on Tuesday in his rural home village of Buhera.

Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa sees deceased opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai’s family

Zimbabwe's president Sunday visited the home of deceased opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai to pay condolences to his family and to urge unity as power struggles within the opposition have heightened tensions.

Kenyan court revokes deportation of opposition-linked lawyer

A Kenyan court on Thursday revoked the deportation of a lawyer who “swore in” opposition leader Raila Odinga as the country’s “president” in a direct challenge to the government of President Uhuru Kenyatta, local television station Citizen reported.

Western envoys urge Kenya opposition to recognize President Uhuru Kenyatta

Eleven western envoys, including those from the U.S. and Britain, are urging Kenya's opposition leader to recognize President Uhuru Kenyatta as the country's legitimately elected leader.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Paul Pogba belongs to Mancheste United, not his agent Mino Raiola

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has warned Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola that it is the club who will decide the French World Cup winner’s future.
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Vincent Enyeama hails Victor Osimhen’s ‘very high level’ goal vs Olympique Marseille

Vincent Enyeama has labelled Victor Osimhen’s Lille goal in Sunday's 2-1 defeat to Olympique Marseille as at a "very high level".
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BMO: Nothing will stop us from promoting government programmes

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) says nothing will deter it from promoting laudable activities of the Federal Government.

ADF rejects community policing plan for South-East

The Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF) has rejected a community policing proposal for the South-East region.
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NWFL: Why we should get a percentage of FIFA’s $194K largesse to clubs

The board of the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) headed by Aisha Falode at the weekend came out strongly to make a case for the league board to be given a percentage of the FIFA largesse to Nigerian clubs whose players were paraded at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.