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Zimbabwe: Crocodile replaces Robert Mugabe

Emmerson 'Crocodile' Mnangagwa

*God removed him after 37 years in office *This is our second liberation Robert Mugabe, who had ruled Zimbabwe since independence in 1980 and once proclaimed that “only God will remove me,” resigned as president on Tuesday shortly after lawmakers began impeachment proceedings against him. The speaker of the Parliament, Jacob …

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Zanu-PF sacks President Robert Mugabe

Robert and Grace Mugabe...ZANU-PF sacks them

*Appoints sacked VP as new leader Zimbabwe’s ruling party, Zanu-PF, has sacked President Robert Mugabe as its leader, officials say. Zanu-PF has instead appointed ex-Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who had been fired by Mr Mugabe two weeks ago. The sacking of Mr Mnangagwa had prompted an extraordinary chain of events as the …

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Corruption: Zuma to face charges – Supreme Court

South Africa President, Jacob Zuma...to face corruption charges

*783 charges preferred against him South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma must face charges of corruption, fraud, racketeering and money laundering, the Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled. It agreed with a lower court ruling last year that prosecutors could bring back 783 counts of corruption relating to a 1999 arms …

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Release Ebalé cartoonist detained for weeks without charge

Ramón Nsé Esono Ebalé...journalist in Equatorial Guinea detention

*We demand his immediate release now Authorities in Equatorial Guinea should immediately release cartoonist and blogger Ramón Nsé Esono Ebalé, whom they have held without charge for weeks, the Committee to Protect Journalists said in a media release. Ebalé, who is known by the pen name Jamón y Queso, was …

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Tanzanian President, Magufuli, slashes own salary

John Magufuli Tanzanian President

 *To $4,000/month — lower than top govt officials’ John Magufuli, Tanzanian President, has readjusted his monthly earnings to 9 million Tanzanian shillings ($4,000), making him one of the lowest paid African leaders as he pursues a much-criticised policy of deep public spending cuts, according to Reuters. In a speech to …

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Africa’s top 100 youths: Wizkid, Davido, Gyan in

2017 Most Influential Youths in Africa

*2017 Most influential young Africans list announced In its vision of recognising young achievers across the African continent, Africa Youth Awards, has released its 2nd annual list of the 2017 100 Most Influential Young Africans, an initiative which is noted to be the biggest and most respected across the continent …

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Roshi Motman receives corporate women leaders award

Tigo Ghana Roshi Motman receiving her award

*WomanRising delivers top 50 women leaders award WomanRising, in its pursuit of honouring women entrepreneurs and professionals, has presented a Certificate of Honour to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Tigo Ghana, Roshi Motman, as one of the 2016 Top 50 Corporate Women Leaders in Ghana. Roshi Motman, who has …

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Protests in Nairobi as Uhuru Kenyatta is confirmed as Kenyan president

President Uhuru Kenyatta making a plea for peace on Monday

*Opposition: Let’s build our country together Gunshots sounded through the streets of Nairobi and properties were set alight after Uhuru Kenyatta was declared victor in Kenya’s fiercely-contested presidential elections that the opposition claims was riddled with irregularities. Mr Kenyatta of the Jubilee Party, who was vying for a second and final term, …

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