Zimbabwe congratulates Tanzania for conducting successful elections

31 October 2020, 8:00 AM
Zimbabwe has commended Tanzania for conducting successful elections that saw John Magufuli win the presidency.
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Ivory Coast votes for president in test of post-war stability 31 October 2020, 4:12 AM

Ivory Coast goes to the polls on Saturday as President Alassane Ouattara seeks a third term in an election two rival candidates have urged their supporters to boycott.

Nigeria reaches out to US, South Korea to back WTO candidate 31 October 2020, 12:41 AM

Nigeria is reaching out to the United States and South Korea to persuade them to back its pick to head the World Trade Organisation, the trade ministry said on Friday, after the candidate’s last-minute rejection threw the selection process into confusion.

Nigeria to push back on US rejection of WTO candidate 30 October 2020, 2:57 PM

Nigeria will lobby for its candidate to head the World Trade Organisation, the country’s foreign ministry said in reaction to her last-minute rejection by Washington that threw the regulator's leadership selection process into confusion.

Cameroonians are not cooperating with COVID-19 testing: Researcher 30 October 2020, 12:03 PM

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Libyan investigators find more mass graves in recaptured city 29 October 2020, 5:39 PM

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A post-election crisis could scupper Ivory Coast’s economic gains 29 October 2020, 11:48 AM

As sleek highway overpasses and shopping malls sprouted in Ivory Coast’s commercial capital Abidjan following the 2010-11 civil war, investors often pointed to 2020 as the year that could unleash the country’s full economic potential.

Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iweala proposed as WTO chief: trade sources 28 October 2020, 7:04 PM

A key group of WTO ambassadors has proposed Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to lead the World Trade Organization, trade sources told Reuters on Wednesday, clearing a path for her to become the first woman and African to head the global watchdog in its 25-year history.

Health expert calls for sustainable health reforms in Africa amid COVID-19 28 October 2020, 9:34 AM

African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) Researcher, Dr Aloysius Mom Njong, has called for sustainable health reforms in Africa amid COVID-19 pandemic.

Tanzania’s President aims for second term as polls open 28 October 2020, 2:34 AM

Tanzania's President John Magufuli hopes to win another five-year term when the East African nation holds presidential and parliamentary elections on Wednesday, amid criticism from rights groups that the government is stifling political dissent.

In Nigeria, protests, curfews lead to petrol queues – NNPC 28 October 2020, 12:20 AM

Protests against police abuses in Nigeria and curfews to curb demonstrations have affected the supply of petroleum products across the country, leading to the emergence of long queues, state oil firm, NNPC said on Tuesday.

How Nigeria’s peaceful protests were hijacked 27 October 2020, 9:08 PM

Ephraim Osinboyejo's eyes fill with tears as he recalled the idealism that drove thousands like him to campaign against police brutality - and the night he saw young activists gunned down.

UN calls for peaceful, inclusive election in Tanzania 27 October 2020, 9:35 AM

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called on stakeholders in Tanzania to ensure that Wednesday’s elections are conducted in an inclusive and peaceful manner.

Head of Sudan’s ruling council defends deal for ties with Israel 27 October 2020, 7:34 AM

The military leader of Sudan’s ruling council sought to defend on Monday a US-backed agreement to establish relations with Israel, saying the deal was yet to be concluded and could benefit Sudan as it struggles with a profound economic crisis.

AU says it is remains in control over Nile dam diplomatic talks 26 October 2020, 8:38 PM

The African Union (AU) says it remains in control of diplomatic talks over the conflict between Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan surrounding a controversial dam on the river Nile.

Climate change poses growing threats to vulnerable Africa, U.N. says 26 October 2020, 4:38 PM

Floods, droughts, hotter weather and a desert locust invasion - the impacts of climate change are hitting Africa hard, and worse is ahead for the region’s food supplies, economy and health, the U.N. climate agency said on Monday.

Tanzania’s ‘Bulldozer’ president hopes mega-projects will impress voters 26 October 2020, 12:48 PM

When Tanzanian President John Magufuli crisscrossed the country on the campaign trail ahead of Wednesday's elections, he touted the billions of dollars his government has spent on a new hydropower dam, a railway, and a revived national airline.

Three-way talks on Blue Nile dam to resume on Tuesday: Ramaphosa 26 October 2020, 10:29 AM

Negotiations between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan over a multi-billion dollar dam on the Blue Nile will resume on Tuesday, nearly two months after Egypt left the talks, African Union chairperson Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday.

Zanzibar opposition campaign manager says he was threatened by armed men 26 October 2020, 3:49 AM

An opposition party campaign manager in semi-autonomous Zanzibar said on Sunday that he had been seized and threatened by armed men, while a parliamentary candidate was still missing before Tanzanian elections next week.

MDC accuses Zimbabwean government of using sanctions to conceal bad governance 25 October 2020, 9:19 PM

The opposition party, Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) in Zimbabwe has accused the Zimbabwean government of using the targeted sanctions issue to conceal bad governance.

Sudan says it will discuss trade, migration deals with Israel 25 October 2020, 5:01 PM

Sudan and Israel will discuss agreements to cooperate on trade and migration issues in the coming weeks, the Sudanese foreign ministry said on Sunday, signalling steps to implement a normalisation pact after decades of hostilities.

AU welcomes Libya ceasefire deal, urges external parties to refrain from interfering 25 October 2020, 12:56 PM

African Union Chairperson, Cyril Ramaphosa, has welcomed the signing of a Libya agreement, which ill see a countrywide and permanent cease-fire  between rival forces in the north African country.

Egypt begins voting to elect new parliament 25 October 2020, 9:20 AM

Polls opened in Egypt on Saturday for parliamentary elections that will stretch over several weeks and are set to be dominated by supporters of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Ethiopia slates Trump’s remark that Egypt will blow up disputed dam 25 October 2020, 7:38 AM

Ethiopia has denounced what it termed as "belligerent threats" towards resolving an ongoing dispute with its neighbours over the sharing of the River Nile waters, following the start of the filling  and the operation of its Grand Renaissance Dam (GRD).

Nigerian police mobilize to quell worst unrest in two decades 25 October 2020, 3:19 AM

Nigeria’s police chief ordered the immediate mobilisation of all force resources on Saturday to try to control the worst street violence in two decades stemming from protests against police brutality.

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Five children killed in attack on Cameroonian school, say officials 24 October 2020, 3:44 PM

 Gunmen killed five children and badly wounded about nine others when they opened fire in a school in the city of Kumba in Cameroon's Southwest region on Saturday, officials told Reuters.

Sudan becomes third Arab state to set aside hostilities with Israel in 2020 24 October 2020, 9:35 AM

Israel and Sudan agreed on Friday to take steps to normalise relations in a deal brokered with the help of the United States, making Khartoum the third Arab government to set aside hostilities with Israel in the last two months.

Burned-out buildings and armed gangs in Lagos despite president’s plea 24 October 2020, 2:30 AM

Gangs armed with knives and sticks blocked major roads in Lagos on Friday, with many on the streets angered by a speech in which the president called for calm but failed to condemn the killing of protesters demanding an end to police brutality.

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Armed gangs seen in Lagos as protests continue 23 October 2020, 8:11 PM

 Armed gangs stopped cars on a main road leading into Lagos on Friday - a day after Nigerian President Buhari called for demonstrations against police brutality to end.

Warring Libya rivals sign truce but tough political talks ahead 23 October 2020, 4:58 PM

Libya’s warring factions signed a permanent ceasefire agreement on Friday, but any lasting end to years of chaos and bloodshed will require wider agreement among myriad armed groups and the outside powers that support them.

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Mali says troops have regained control of village besieged by militants 23 October 2020, 3:44 PM

Malian troops have regained control of a village in the centre of the country where more than 2 000 residents have been besieged by militants for two weeks, the military said in a statement on Thursday.