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Congo opposition leader Tshisekedi named presidential winner

2,019 ViewsCongo opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi has been declared the winner of the long-delayed presidential election, the electoral commission announced early Thursday to the surprise of many, as the vast country braced for possible protests over alleged rigging. Tshisekedi, who received more than 7 million votes, or 38 percent, had not been widely considered the […]

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DRC elections: Kabila negotiating safe exit

2,154 ViewsOutgoing Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila is negotiating a safe exit with an attempt to strike a deal with an opposition candidate that is reportedly trailing in second place in the recently held presidential election. According to preliminary results, the ruling party candidate Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary is finishing in distant third position. […]

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T.B. Joshua describes 2019 as “fearful”

4,976 Views An exclusive YouTube video of Nigerian cleric T.B. Joshua labelling the year 2019 as “very fearful” while praying at an undisclosed ‘prayer mountain’ has gone viral, attracting over 170,000 views just three days since its release. “I am here because I know where I need to grow. When we know where we need […]

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Gabon coup plotters killed

1,657 ViewsGabon’s government thwarted an attempted military coup on Monday, retaining control of the oil-rich West African nation after two plotters were killed and other army officers were arrested, the government said. Authorities regained control of state broadcasting offices and a major thoroughfare in the capital, Libreville, which were the only areas taken over by […]

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Gabon coup foiled

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Gabon coup foiled

862 ViewsA spokesperson for the government of Gabon has said the political situation in the country is “under control”, following an attempted coup. Guy-Bertrand Mapangou told the BBC that four of the rebels had been arrested by the authorities. A fifth is on the run. Junior officers claimed they seized power “to restore democracy” in […]

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Cop was killed over TV row

3,152 ViewsConstable Lennox Kapila was shot by his fellow police officer, Constable Edwin Kabasiya, because he refused to arrest a member of the public with whom the suspect was in a television set dispute, police have revealed. Kapila, 26, succumbed to his gunshot wound on Saturday at the Levy Mwanawasa Hospital in Lusaka, while his […]

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Gabon army announces coup

858 ViewsSoldiers from Gabon’s Republican Guard have appeared on state television saying they have launched a coup “to restore democracy” in the West African country.Early Monday a soldier who identified himself as Lt. Obiang Ondo Kelly, commander of the Republican Guard, read out a statement saying the military has seized control of the government. He […]

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DR Congo vote in a tense election

1,165 Views People in the Democratic Republic of Congo are voting for a new president in an election delayed for more than two years. Close to 40m people are eligible to vote for a replacement for President Joseph Kabila – in power since 2001. But the run-up has been hit by violence and controversy over […]

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Isabel dos Santos and the economic empowerment of African women

1,044 ViewsBy Haley Thompson At a United Nations debate in New York, Isabel dos Santos, who is currently the richest woman in Africa, spoke of the economic empowerment of African women as a key to transforming society. This and many of her other hopeful and encouraging messages have inspired many citizens in African countries, mainly young […]

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Zambia denies White House claim China taking over ZESCO

1,052 ViewsZambia has denied claims by a White House official that China is about to take over its state power utility to recover $6-10 billion debt, noting the utility was never provided as collateral and its debt to Beijing was only $3.1 billion. U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton said on Thursday that China’s quest […]

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