Africa

DR Congo new president Tshisekedi reportedly poisoned on his inauguration day

Written by AFP DR Congo’s new President Felix Tshisekedi fell ill briefly as he was delivering his inauguration speech on Thursday following the country’s first peaceful handover of power. Tshisekedi, 55, returned to the microphone after 12 minutes, saying: “A famous president of our country said in his time: ‘understand …

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Kagame in worry after latest rebel warnings, new anti Kagame radio launched

Rwanda deputy Foreign Affairs minister Amb. Olivier Nduhungirehe has said one of the leading hate radio known RTLM is back on air under new name Radio Itahuka. Nduhungirehe added that the contentious radio is part of the official network of the Rwanda National Congress (RNC) of Kayumba Nyamwasa, who lives …

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Electoral Commission boss killed in DR Congo over vote rigging

By AFP The Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday began a tense wait for the results of a volatile presidential election which could see the first peaceful transfer of power in decades. Sunday’s elections went ahead in “relative calm”, according to the country’s influential Catholic Bishop Council, after two years …

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Kabila in hot seat as DR Congo presidential election postponed for the second time

The electoral commission in the Democratic Republic of Congo says it is delaying Sunday’s presidential election in three of the country’s cities until March due to insecurity and the outbreak of the Ebola virus. The decision effectively nullifies the voting in those areas as the new president is due to …

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Tension in DR Congo as Electoral Commission head office is torched down

A fire broke out in an electoral commission building in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday, officials said, 10 days before presidential elections that have been foreshadowed by violence. The blaze destroyed thousands of voting machines and ballot boxes that were due to be used in the election, a …

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Top court orders Vice President to take charge in president’s absence

Things are starting to change at the top in Gabon. After nearly three weeks of speculation, the Constitutional Court finally acknowledged the temporary unavailability of the Head of State, who is currently ill and hospitalized in Saudi Arabia. It effectively authorises Vice-President Pierre Claver Maganga Moussavou to chair the Council …

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Rwanda reveals the number of years Kagame critic will spend in jail

The trial of Rwanda’s leading dissident politician has opened with a demand from prosecutors that she be sentenced to 22 years in prison for inciting insurrection and forgery. Diane Rwigara denies the charges, dismissing them as politically motivated after her blocked attempt to challenge the country’s President, Paul Kagame, in …

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Nigeria president Buhari addresses rally in tears amid heavy security

Nigeria president H.E Muhammadu Buhari, will visited Kaduna State yesterday, October 30, 2018, for a crucial meeting with stakeholders in the state which include traditional, political and religious leaders over the crisis that has plagued the state over the last few weeks. The President arrived at the Murtala Square, the …

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