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South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed 50 percent women in his new cabinet, a first for Africa's second biggest economy.

South African president chooses Tanzania for first state visit

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa has arrived in the United Republic of Tanzania for his first state visit, since being elected President in May 2019.
Two men carry the remains of a burnt out motorbike after a fuel tanker exploded on August 10, 2019, in Morogoro, 200 kilometres west of the Tanzanian capital Dar es Salaam. It was a scene of horror. PHOTO - STRINGER - AFP

Bodaboda riders bore the brunt of Tanzania fuel tanker fire

It was at around 8.30am on Saturday when hell broke loose in the busy Tanzanian town of Morogoro, about 200 metres from the municipality’s Msamvu bus station.
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South Africa grants visa-free status to Ghana

South Africa’s Department of Home Affairs has added Ghana to a list of seven countries whose nationals will be permitted to enter South Africa visa-free. Nigeria was not included despite the large volume of trade between the two countries.

Ghana named AfCFTA headquarters as AU targets $3.4 trillion economic bloc

African leaders last weekend named Ghana as the host of the future headquarters of the continental free trade zone which is expected to unite 1.3 billion people, and create a $3.4 trillion economic bloc that would usher in a new era of development.
President Buhari signs New National Minimum Wage Bill into Law in State House on 18th April 2019 2

AfCFTA: Free trade must be fair – President Buhari

With the signing of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement by President Muhammadu Buhari at the opening of the African Union (AU) Summit yesterday in Miami, Niger, Nigeria has joined the AfCFTA.
Mokgweetsi Masisi

President Masisi begins campaign to market Botswana

President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana has embarked on campaign to market his country, saying the nation is investment destination of choice.
Prof. Sidi Osho has been elected as chairperson of the board of governors for the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN).

Sidi Osho emerges chairperson FANRPAN board

Prof. Sidi Osho has been elected as chairperson of the board of governors for the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN).
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Ex-NCC chief calls for 5G spectrum policy with minimal constraints

The former Acting Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and Chairman of the Commonwealth ITU Group, Dr Bashir Gwandu, has said it is important that Africa has access to the right 5G Spectrum and also minimal constraints for its use.
Activist Pastor Evan Mawarire is taken into a vehicle by police outside his home in Harare, Zimbabwe, January 16, 2019. REUTERS-Philimon Bulawayo

Rights groups worried over deteriorating situation in Zimbabwe

Rights groups say they are worried about deteriorating human rights in Zimbabwe, as a popular activist spends another weekend in jail after the High Court deferred his bail application ruling until Tuesday.
Felix Tshisekedi’s victory was a shock result, after polls that put him 20 points behind the opposition frontrunner Martin Fayulu. Luis Tato-AFP-Getty Images

Felix Tshisekedi to be sworn in as DR Congo president today

Felix Tshisekedi will be sworn in as the Democratic Republic of Congo's new president Thursday after an election fraught with delays and doubts. Here is a recap.
Felix Tshisekedi

‘Doubts’ persist as region backs Felix Tshisekedi as DR Congo president

Regional powers hailed Felix Tshisekedi on Sunday as Democratic Republic of Congo's incoming president despite claims by his opponents of an election stitch-up and the EU and African Union warning of doubts over the result.
Felix Tshisekedi’s victory was a shock result, after polls that put him 20 points behind the opposition frontrunner Martin Fayulu. Luis Tato-AFP-Getty Images

SADC congratulates DR Congo president-elect Felix Tshisekedi

The Southern African Development Community on Sunday congratulated President-elect Felix Tshisekedi and the Democratic Republic of Congo for conducting elections in a peaceful manner "despite the security and logistical challenges."
Felix Tshisekedi’s victory was a shock result, after polls that put him 20 points behind the opposition frontrunner Martin Fayulu. Luis Tato-AFP-Getty Images

DR Congo court declares Tshisekedi winner of disputed elections

DR Congo's top court on Sunday declared opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi the winner of disputed presidential elections after throwing out a legal challenge by the runner-up.

African Union urges DR Congo to suspend final election results

The African Union continental body issued a surprise last-minute demand late Thursday for Congo's government to suspend the announcement of final results of the disputed presidential election, citing "serious doubts".
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DR Congo court to examine election appeal from Tuesday

DR Congo's Constitutional Court said it would start hearing Tuesday an appeal against presidential election results that gave victory to opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi.

SADC urges DR Congo unity govt, vote recount

An African regional bloc on Sunday called for a unity government in Democratic Republic of Congo following disputed presidential elections, while also urging a recount of the ballots.

Emeka Anyaoku calls for unity, integration of African states

Former Commonwealth Secretary-General, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, has called for the unity and integration of African states in order to advance development among Africans.
Zimbabwean opposition leader Nelson Chamisa (C,L) of the Movement for Democratic Change Alliance (MDC) speaks during a press conference at the MDC headquarters in Harare, on July 25, 2018 ahead of Zimbabwe's presidential election. Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa on July 25 said Zimbabwe's presidential election was set to be fraudulent and accused election authorities of bias, but said his MDC party would not boycott the vote. The vote on July 30 is "on path to be determined as a fraud election," he said, adding that the Zimbabwe Election Commission was "biased and has lost the confidence of the people of Zimbabwe./ AFP PHOTO / Zinyange AUNTONY

Zimbabwe: Step down and avoid humiliation at Constitutional Court – Nelson Chamisa tells President...

Zimbabwean opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa, has reportedly urged President Emmerson Mnangagwa to "concede defeat" and "stepdown" to "avoid humiliation at the Constitutional Court".

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Nasarawa governor signs 400 certificates of occupancy in three months

Nasarawa State Governor Abdullahi Sule has signed about four hundred Certificates of Occupancy since assumption of office on May 29th.
The Action Alliance in Kogi State on Saturday unanimously adopted a United States-based medical practitioner, Samuel Audu Alfa as its candidate in the November 16th governorship election.

Kogi guber: US-based doctor emerges AA candidate

The Action Alliance in Kogi State on Saturday unanimously adopted a United States-based medical practitioner, Samuel Audu Alfa as its candidate in the November 16th governorship election.
French President Emmanuel Macron hosted his US counterpart Donald Trump for a previously unscheduled lunch Saturday ahead of the official opening of the G7 summit in southwest France.

Emmanuel Macron, Donald Trump break the ice with surprise pre-G7 lunch

French President Emmanuel Macron hosted his US counterpart Donald Trump for a previously unscheduled lunch Saturday ahead of the official opening of the G7 summit in southwest France.
At the 2-day presidential retreat that preceded the inauguration of new ministers, President Muhammadu Buhari apprised the appointees on the enormity of the tasks ahead.

New cabinet and imperative of delivering on mandates

At the 2-day presidential retreat that preceded the inauguration of new ministers, President Muhammadu Buhari apprised the appointees on the enormity of the tasks ahead.
Vincent Kompany faces weeks on the sidelines after suffering another hamstring injury as his Anderlecht team lost again to continue their winless start to his managerial debut, according to reports.

Vincent Kompany injured as Anderlecht lose again

Vincent Kompany faces weeks on the sidelines after suffering another hamstring injury as his Anderlecht team lost again to continue their winless start to his managerial debut, according to reports.