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Thousands petition Rwandan govt to release Paul Kagame’s critic and her family

Presidential hopeful and critic of Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame has been in prison together with her sister and mother since September 22 over charges they describe as politically motivated. 35-year-old Diane Rwigara who was disqualified from running against Kagame in the August presidential election is charged with forgery and inciting …

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South Africa: Dlamini Zuma reiterates black empowerment over white minority capital

South African politician Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said on Thursday it was fine if the country’s white business community declined to endorse her bid to succeed President Jacob Zuma as leader of the African National Congress (ANC). Her priority was to transfer wealth from the white minority to the black majority, who …

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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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