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Zambian minister resigns over ‘corruption’ in Pres. Lungu’s gov’t

Zambia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba has resigned. In a long Facebook post, Kalaba denounced the ‘country’s path of insatiable greed and shame’ supposedly driven by the ruling party Patriotic Front (PF). Kalaba is seen as a potential PF candidate in a 2021 presidential election but analysts say his chances …

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Zimbabwe army chief who helped removed Robert Mugabe has been sworn in as Vice President

Zimbabwe’s former army commander, General Constantino Chiwenga who led a military takeover that helped end Robert Mugabe’s 37-year rule has been sworn in as one of the country’s two vice presidents today. The 61-year old miliary chief took the oath of office at the presidential office in Harare, pledging to “obey, uphold and …

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Gaddafi’s son, Saif Al-Islam to run for Libya president in 2018

A spokesperson for the Gadaffi family has said that Saif al-Islam Gadaffi, the son of the former Libyan leader will contest in the upcoming presidential elections. Basem al-Hashimi al-Soul told influential local media agency, Egypt Today, that Saif al-Islam has the support and credentials required to end the chaos that has gripped Libya since the overthrow of …

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Liberia: Supporters celebrate George Weah’s presidential goal

Celebrations by supporters of Liberia’s president-elect, George Weah, went deep into the night after the elections body – the National Elections Commission (NEC), declared the former footballer as winner of a poll run off. Jerome Korkoya, NEC boss, said Weah polled over 61% of the total vote cast after collating …

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Liberians to choose new leader in delayed presidential vote

Liberians go to the polls on Tuesday to select either former international footballer George Weah or Vice President Joseph Boakai as their new president, in a vote that analysts say is too close to call. After seven weeks of delays caused by legal challenges against the country’s electoral commission lodged …

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S. Sudan rebels, gov’t accuse each other of breaking truce

South Sudan’s government and main rebel group on Sunday accused each other of breaking a ceasefire that went into effect shortly after midnight. The ceasefire is the latest bid to end a devastating four-year war which broke out after a falling out between former vice president Riek Machar and President …

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