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I want to live till 100yrs, no successor yet – Mugabe

I want to live till 100yrs, no successor yet – Mugabe

Zimbabwe’s President, Robert Mugabe, says his successor must be chosen democratically and that his wife would not automatically inherit the role. He said on Monday in Harare that this was a serious warning to feuding members of the ZANU-PF party and that he is still in charge after 36 years in power. “Why successor, I

Buhari meets Liberia’s Johnson Sirleaf

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on the international community to continue to assist Northeast Nigeria following the Boko Haram insurgency. The President was speaking after holding meetings with the Liberian President, Ms Johnson Ellen Sirleaf who came to Nigeria to thank Buhari for the support her country received from Nigeria, following the Ebola disease outbreak.

Rwanda President puts third term bid on Referendum’s outcome

Rwanda’s president says he will decide whether to seek a third term in office after a referendum on a constitutional change that would allow him to run again. The referendum may hold before the end of 2015. A major donor that has long praised President Paul Kagame for rebuilding the nation after the 1994 genocide,

Chris Oyakhilome facing trouble in South Africa over money

Chris Oyakhilome is facing trouble in South Africa after refusing to comply with government orders to release his financial records. According to a report in News 24, several prominent church leaders have not adhered to the demands of the South African Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities. The Commission,

13 killed in Tunisia blast

At least 13 people were killed in Tuesday’s apparent suicide bombing of a Tunisian presidential guard bus in central Tunis, prompting the government to declare a state of emergency in the capital. Troops and armed police patrolled the city streets and set up checkpoints searching vehicles and pedestrians. At Tunis international airport security forces were

Do not touch corpses from South Africa: Consul-General warns

Nigeria’s Consul-General in Johannesburg, Ambassador Uche Ajulu-Okeke, has warned Nigerians at home to be cautious while handling bodies of their loved ones brought in from South Africa. Ajulu-Okeke gave the charge following the increasing number of deaths from Tuberculosis and HIV related diseases in South Africa. She gave the warning while speaking to a body

South Africa tackles ICC over Al-Bashir

South Africa has hit back at the International Criminal Court over its pursuit of Sudan’s leader Omar al-Bashir. International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane this week questioned why the ICC was not pursuing those accused of perpetrating war crimes in Palestine, Afghanistan and Iraq with the same intent that it has with Al-Bashir. “We ask ourselves,

Rwandan President warns of genocide in neighbouring Burundi

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has implored neighbouring Burundi to avoid the ethnic violence that ended in genocide in his country in 1994 . Kagame ’ s appeal comes as regional and world powers have grown increasingly concerned that the security situation in Burundi could lead to civil war or mass atrocities , following a weekend

Diallo, Guinea’s main opposition leader pulls out of election

Guinea’s main opposition leader Celloun Dalein Diallo has withdrawn from the presidential election while alleging fraud in the exercise. Aboubacar Sylla, Diallo’s campaign director, who made the disclosure on Thursday in Conakry, said the opposition leader would not recognise the outcome of the election. The decision came as the national election commission announced early results

Burkina Faso to hold presidential, legislative elections on Nov. 29

Burkina Faso’s government has set Nov. 29 as new date for presidential and legislative elections, seeking to get transition to democracy back on track in the wake of failed one-week coup in September. A statement by the government on Thursday said the decision was reached during cabinet meeting. It would be recalled that longtime leader

Former Congo VP Bemba faces corruption charges at the Hague

Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday accused former Congo vice-president Jean-Pierre Bemba, his former lawyer and three other allies of corrupting witnesses in an attempt to secure his acquittal. Bemba, already on trial at court in The Hague for crimes against humanity, and his ex-trial lawyer Aime Kilolo Musamba, were charged with