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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

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

International ISRAEL: Hundreds protest ‘anti-African’ migration laws

Hundreds of protesters have gathered outside the Rwandan Embassy in the Israeli city of Herzeliya to protest against tough new migration laws. Some held banners reading “deported to death because I’m black”, suggesting African migrants are less welcome in Israel than Europeans because of racial discrimination. Demonstrators are calling on Paul Kagame,

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

Zuma is on his way out – ANC

South Africa’s Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is holding direct talks with embattled President Jacob Zuma over a transfer of power. Mr Ramaphosa, who heads South Africa’s governing party, said both he and Mr Zuma understood the need for a speedy resolution. He said the pair aims to conclude talks on

France’s President Marcon Set To Visit Nigeria By July

Emmanuel Macron, the president of France, will address a joint session of the National Assembly during his official visit to Nigeria in July. Denys Gauer, the ambassador of France to Nigeria, unveiled the plan to Nigeria, visit when he visited  Yakubu Dogara, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, on Tuesday, February

Liberian President, George Weah, takes salary cut

President George Weah of Liberia pledged to cut his salary by 25 per cent on Monday, in a nationwide address in which he warned of tough times ahead for a “broke” country. “The state of the economy that my administration inherited leaves a lot to do and to be decided,” the

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