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Uganda: Parliamentary committee approves age limit bill

A Ugandan parliamentary committee has approved changes aimed at scrapping presidential age limit. Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee members endorsed the most sweeping constitutional changes since 2005, with 18 votes— taking a significant leap forward as 10th Parliament seeks to increase presidential term from five to seven years. 5-YEAR TERM …

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Zimbabwe Central Bank freezes accounts of Mugabe allies

Zimbabwe’s Central Bank has ordered that bank accounts of two top Mugabe allies be frozen. In a directive sent to the country’s financial institutions, the bank ordered that all accounts of ministers Jonathan Moyo and Savious Kasukuwere are identified and frozen. The two ministers were influential members of the G-40 …

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South Africa: Millions looted during Nelson Mandela’s funeral

The head of South Africa’s anti-corruption watchdog, Busisiwe Mkhwebane has confirmed a R250‚000 payment into Eastern Cape Premier Phumulo Masualle’s private account was among a litany of irregular transactions made with money meant for Nelson Mandela’s funeral. In a damning 300-page report‚ Mkhwebane has laid bare the details of how …

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Ally of Raila Odinga released by police following brief detention in Kenya

A prominent strategist for Kenya’s opposition who has strongly criticised President Uhuru Kenyatta and called for some parts of the country to secede was released on Monday after being briefly detained on suspicion of inciting violence. Kenya’s public prosecutor said on Twitter that David Ndii had been released on police …

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Switzerland to return $321 million in assets seized from the Abacha family to Nigeria

Switzerland will return to Nigeria around $321 million in assets seized from the family of former military ruler Sani Abacha via a deal signed with the World Bank on Monday, the Swiss government said. Transparency International, a corruption watchdog, has accused Abacha of stealing up to $5 billion of public …

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Zimbabwe Former President’s nephew runs for his life after military takeover

Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe’s nephew Patrick Zhuwao, says that he will return to Zimbabwe only if his security is guarantee. Zhuwao claimed that he ran away from Zimbabwe during the military coup fearing for his life after Mugabe’s close allies were being arrested and dragged to courts to face …

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