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Meet the youngest Nigerian man contesting for 2019 presidency

Is he even up to 18? Lol. Guess the youths are ready to take charge….  Young Nigerian man Prince Arinze Ndibe has declared his intention to contest the 2019 Presidential Election under the umbrella of ”Oringo Peoples party(OPP).” He also shared a photo of his running mate and it seems …

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Gambia: President Barrow swears in Jallow-Tambajang for Vice-president

President of The Gambia, Adama Barrow, has officially appointed Fatoumata Jallow-Tambajang as his vice-president. The president announced it via his Twitter handle on Thursday November 9, 2017. Barrow had named her his vice in January this year after beating longserving Yahya Jammeh in elections last December. The appointment was, however, …

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Morocco: Two activists sentences to 20-years jail term

A Moroccan court has sentenced two members of a northern protest movement to 20 years in prison each for torching a police building earlier this year, their lawyer said. Rachid Benali said the verdict was issued on Tuesday by a court in Al-Hoceima, a port city in the neglected northern …

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Zimbabwe budget deficit widens on runaway government spending

Zimbabwe’s budget deficit will soar to $1.82 billion or 11.2 percent of GDP this year from an initial target of $400 million, new Finance Minister Ignatius Chombo told parliament on Thursday. President Robert Mugabe’s government is struggling to contain spending, with more than 90 percent of the budget going towards …

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Sacked Zimbabwe Vice President expelled from ruling party

Zimbabwe’s former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was sacked by President Robert Mugabe this week, has been expelled from the ruling Zanu-PF, a party spokesman said on Wednesday. Mnangagwa, a liberation war veteran and a long-time ally of Mugabe, was until this week seen as a favorite to succeed the …

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Somaliland shuts down schools until after Nov. 13 presidential elections

Self-declared independent state of Somaliland has called off school for eight days in preparation towards its third presidential election scheduled for November 13. The Education ministry announced this week that schools including universities will be closed from November 7 to November 15, two days after the polls. The directive follows …

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