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Algeria army chief urges protesters to accept July poll

20 May 2019, 5:01 PM

Algeria’s army chief on Monday urged demonstrators to accept presidential polls set for July 4 to elect a successor to ousted president Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Kigali ‘terrorising’ the opposition: exiled Rwanda general

31 January 2019, 6:04 PM

Rwanda’s exiled former army chief Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa on Thursday accused Kigali of “intimidating” and “terrorising” the opposition after state prosecutors reportedly issued a warrant for his arrest. 

South Sudan president names Gabriel Jok Riak new army chief

2 May 2018, 10:08 PM

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir appointed General Gabriel Jok Riak as the new head of the army on Wednesday, according to a decree read out on State Television. Riak’s appointment follows the death in Cairo last month of army chief General James Ajongo after a short illness. Riak, from Jonglei State in the Upper Nile […]

Mugabe’s party accuses army chief of ‘treasonable conduct’

14 November 2017, 9:31 PM

Zimbabwe’s ruling party on Tuesday accused the army chief of “treasonable conduct” after he challenged President Robert Mugabe over the sacking of the vice president, in the latest sign of worsening instability in the country. The ZANU-PF party criticised General Constantino Chiwenga who had demanded that Mugabe stop purges of senior party figures, including Vice president […]

South Sudan’s sacked army chief ‘confined’ to Juba home, minister says

31 August 2017, 9:18 PM

South Sudan’s former army chief is being confined to his home for security reasons, the country’s defence minister said on Thursday.

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