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Ghanaians take aim at corruption

Ghana’s government is facing growing calls to keep its promises after it won elections on a pledge to stamp out corruption. President Nana Akufo-Addo and his administration have in recent weeks seen protesters take to the streets to raise awareness about the issue. In May, hundreds marched on the Economic …

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Tanzania: Government apologises to ‘manhandled’ disabled protesters

The Tanzanian government has apologised to disabled protesters who were manhandled by the police last Friday in the capital Dar es Salaam. Local media reports that the protesters were gathered at the city administration offices demanding the freedom to use their tricycles in the city centre after it was barred. …

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51 anti-Mugabe protesters dismissed over Public violence case

A Zimbabwean court has dismissed the public violence case against 51 anti-Mugabe protesters who were arrested in July 2016. The protesters were arrested during demonstrations in the capital Harare, led by Pastor Evan Mawarire who is facing charges including violence and attempted sabotage of the Zimbabwean government. They were subsequently …

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Ghana: Second successive female Chief Justice sworn in

Ghana’s president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Monday administered the oath of office for the country’s second female Chief Justice (CJ) and its0 thirteenth holder of the post of head of the judicial system. Justice Sophia Abena Boafo Akuffo, was passed by the country’s Parliament after a vetting process that …

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French defense minister Goulard steps down

France’s armed forces minister Sylvie Goulard quit the government on Tuesday saying she did not want to be considered in the coming reshuffle because of the investigation overshadowing her party’s affairs in the European parliament. Goulard is a member of Modem, the centrist party that allied itself to President Emmanuel …

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Kenya: Prepare for Another Defeat, President Kenyatta Tells Opposition

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto on Saturday took their hunt for votes to Kakamega County, a perceived National Super Alliance stronghold, and told the opposition to prepare for another defeat in the August 8 election. Mr Kenyatta asked the Luhya community not to gamble by supporting Nasa …

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