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Sex Scandal: Australians Vote Out Deputy Prime Minister

Almost two-thirds of Australian voters have demanded that  Barnaby Joyce, the deputy prime minister of Australia, to resign following his extramarital affair with his former press secretary, a poll showed on Monday, February 19, 2018, adding pressure on a government already fractured by the scandal. Joyce, a Catholic who campaigned on

BREAKING: African National Congress Sacks Jacob Zuma

South Africa’s ruling party decided on Tuesday to sack Jacob Zuma as the country’s president, a senior official said, after a marathon meeting over the fate of a leader whose scandal-plagued years in power darkened and divided Nelson Mandela’s post-apartheid ‘Rainbow Nation’. The decision by the African National Congress’s, ANC, national

ANC chiefs to meet to ‘finalise’ Zuma exit

Top leaders of South Africa’s ruling ANC will meet Monday to “finalise” the departure of embattled President Jacob Zuma after party chief Cyril Ramaphosa promised to bring “closure” to the crisis. Ramaphosa said at a party rally in Cape Town on Sunday he wanted to replace “a period of difficulty, disunity

Sirleaf wins prestigious Ibrahim Prize for African leadership

Former Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Monday won the rarely-awarded Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership, the world’s biggest individual prize. The prize only goes to a democratically-elected African leader who has demonstrated exceptional leadership, served their mandated term and left office within the last three years. The award comes

KENYA: Opposition lawyer deported over Odinga ‘swearing-in’

Kenya has deported opposition supporter and lawyer, Miguna Miguna, following his role in the unofficial swearing-in of opposition leader Raila Odinga as “the people’s president”. Mr Miguna has boarded a flight to take him to Canada, where he is a citizen. His departure came after he was charged with treason-related offences. Kenya’s

Abducted Mali mayor ‘found with throat slit’

The mayor of Mali’s north-eastern town of Tarkint, who had been kidnapped by suspected militants last month has been found dead, the MaliJet news site reports. Baba Ould Cheikh was abducted from his residence in Tarkint by armed men between 21 and 23 January. MaliJet said that Ould Cheikh had been found

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