Five Tunisian parties seek to oust Ghanouchi as parliament speaker

12 July 2020, 7:37 PM
At least five Tunisian parties plan to launch a vote of no confidence in the speaker of parliament, Rached Ghanouchi, the leader of the moderate Islamist Ennahda party, politicians said on Sunday.
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Zuma hails Zambian govt for honouring Tambo 13 October 2017, 8:47 PM

President Jacob Zuma has hailed the Zambian government for the honour it bestowed on late ANC leader, Oliver Tambo.

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Zuma to visit Nigeria’s Imo state 13 October 2017, 3:43 PM

President Jacob Zuma will at the weekend visit Nigeria’s oil-rich state of Imo for talks with business and traditional leaders, his office said on Friday.

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Cameroon probes deadly unrest in restive Anglophone region 13 October 2017, 2:16 PM

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Cameroon probes deadly unrest in restive Anglophone region 13 October 2017, 2:16 PM

Cameroon has launched a probe into recent deadly violence linked to a symbolic declaration of independence in the west African nation's English-speaking region, the defence minister said Friday.

Weah and Boakai ahead in Liberia election partial results 13 October 2017, 6:39 AM

Liberian presidential candidates George Weah and Vice-President Joseph Boakai dominated partial tallies released by the country’s electoral commission on Thursday, but the results showed the vast majority of votes are yet to be counted. Political parties have expressed concern over polling-day hitches on Tuesday that have caused significant delays to the results, with one party […]

Weah and Boakai ahead in Liberia election partial results 13 October 2017, 6:39 AM

Liberian presidential candidates George Weah and Vice-President Joseph Boakai dominated partial tallies released by the country's electoral commission on Thursday.

Mbete, Dlamini Zuma address PAP 12 October 2017, 9:45 PM

Two women contesting the presidency of the oldest liberation organisation on the continent – the African National Congress have visited the Pan African Parliament (PAP). Speaker of Parliament, Baleka Mbete addressed the Women’s Conference to highlight the role of parliamentarians in promoting international and regional human rights instruments related to women, youth and security while […]

Mbete, Dlamini Zuma address PAP 12 October 2017, 9:45 PM

Two women contesting the presidency of the oldest liberation organisation on the continent, the African National Congress have visited the PAP.

SA and Zambia relations to create peace, stability in the continent 12 October 2017, 8:30 PM

South Africa says it’s looking forward to working with Zambia in an effort to push development and create peace and stability on the continent. President Jacob Zuma, who’s on a two-day state visit to Zambia told his counterpart President Edgar Lungu that the two countries will continue to tap into each other’s experience as they […]

SA and Zambia relations to create peace, stability in the continent 12 October 2017, 8:30 PM

South Africa says it's looking forward to working with Zambia in an effort to push development and create peace and stability on the continent.

Kenya bans demonstrations in parts of the country 12 October 2017, 4:01 PM

Kenya’s Interior Security Ministry has banned demonstrations within the central business districts of the capital Nairobi, Western city of Kisumu and the coastal city of Mombasa. The ministry has cited the escalation of lawlessness including looting and damaging private property and businesses. The ban comes a day after thousands of opposition supporters held demonstrations in […]

Kenya bans demonstrations in parts of the country 12 October 2017, 4:01 PM

Kenya's Interior Security Ministry has banned demonstrations within the central business districts of the capital Nairobi, Western city of Kisumu and the coastal city of Mombasa.

One of Liberia’s main parties calls for halt to election results 12 October 2017, 7:35 AM

One of Liberia’s leading political parties called for a halt in announcing the result of Tuesday’s presidential election, citing irregularities in the vote. The Liberty Party, whose candidate Charles Brumskine was considered a front-runner to take over from Nobel Peace Prizewinner Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, said it would consider taking legal action if the National Elections […]

One of Liberia’s main parties calls for halt to election results 12 October 2017, 7:35 AM

One of Liberia's leading political parties called for a halt in announcing the result of Tuesday's presidential election, citing irregularities in the vote.

PAP management not keeping proper records of expenditure, assets 11 October 2017, 9:15 PM

The Pan African Parliament Committee on Audit and Public Accounts says management is not keeping proper records of expenditure and assets; neither is it complying with African Union regulations in hiring and paying staff. Various members say they are appalled by the lack of accountability in a body that is expected to be exemplary to […]

PAP management not keeping proper records of expenditure, assets 11 October 2017, 9:15 PM

The Pan African Parliament Committee on Audit and Public Accounts says management is not keeping proper records of expenditure and assets.

Scores arrested following shooting in Mozambique 11 October 2017, 8:01 PM

Thousands of people at Mocimboa da Praia, north of Mozambique, are living in fear following an attack that left 17 people dead including three police officers. The attacks are believed to be politically motivated, but Home Affairs Spokesperson, Inacio Dina, has refuted those reports. More than 50 people have been arrested since the attack a […]

Scores arrested following shooting in Mozambique 11 October 2017, 8:01 PM

Thousands of people at Mocimboa da Praia, north of Mozambique, are living in fear following an attack that left 17 people dead including three police officers.

Kenyan police use teargas on protesters 11 October 2017, 3:40 PM

On Wednesday, police in Kenya used teargas to disperse thousands of opposition supporters in Nairobi and the western town of Kisumu who took to the streets to demand electoral reforms. This comes a day after opposition leader Raila Odinga announced that he was withdrawing from fresh presidential elections due later this month. Odinga withdrew from […]

Kenyan police use teargas on protesters 11 October 2017, 3:40 PM

On Wednesday, police in Kenya used teargas to disperse thousands of opposition supporters in Nairobi and the western town of Kisumu who took to the streets to demand electoral reforms.

Liberians vote to bolster peaceful democracy in presidential poll 11 October 2017, 7:15 AM

Liberians voted on Tuesday in an election expected to mark the first democratic transfer of power in over seven decades in a country haunted by a civil war that ended nearly 15 years ago. Outgoing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who won the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, is praised for maintaining peace since taking over after […]

Liberians vote to bolster peaceful democracy in presidential poll 11 October 2017, 7:15 AM

Liberians voted on Tuesday in an election expected to mark the first democratic transfer of power in over seven decades in a country haunted by a civil war that ended nearly 15 years ago.

Zimbabwe introduces Cyber Security Ministry 10 October 2017, 4:31 PM

Zimbabwe has a new ministry, it is that of Cyber Security. This was made known during a recent cabinet reshuffle. The reshuffle also has deep political implications. Cyber crime is evolving at all levels and threatens any nation’s security. Countries such as the United States and France were hit by cyber crime during elections. Some […]

Zimbabwe introduces Cyber Security Ministry 10 October 2017, 4:31 PM

Zimbabwe has a new ministry, it is that of Cyber Security.

Liberian President Johnson Sirleaf calls for mass participation 10 October 2017, 7:09 AM

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf addressed the nation on Monday on the eve of the presidential elections, the first democratic power transfer in 73 years.

Liberian President Johnson Sirleaf calls for mass participation 10 October 2017, 7:09 AM

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf addressed the nation on Monday on the eve of the presidential elections, the first democratic power transfer in 73 years. Johnson Sirleaf, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for helping bring peace after civil war turned her country into a wasteland, urged for a peaceful day at the polls on […]

ANC succession discussion comes up at PAP 10 October 2017, 6:08 AM

The African National Congress (ANC) succession debate has found its way onto the floor of the Pan African Parliament which opened in Midrand on Monday.