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  1. Namibia Mourns as President Geingob Passes Away During Cancer Treatment

    Africa Namibia Mourns as President Geingob Passes Away During Cancer Treatment

    Namibia is gripped by sorrow as President Hage Geingob succumbs to the battle against cancer while receiving treatment. Known as a respected leader, his passing has evoked condolences and reflections on his impactful leadership. Netizens across Africa express solidarity with Namibia, sharing...
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    World Sovereignty wars: Kenya, Somalia reignite hostilities - Africa News
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    World Sudan's al-Bashir Arrested, Coup-Plotters Announce Two-Year Military Rule - Sahara Reporters

    Omar al-Bashir, Sudanese President for 30 years until Wednesday, has been arrested, Defence Minister Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf has confirmed. Addressing the Sudanese people on Thursday afternoon, Ibn Auf said al-Bashir, who is wanted for war crimes by the International Criminal Court (CC), had...
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    World Ethiopia gets first female president - Instablog9ja

    Ethiopia gets first female president Ethiopian members of parliament have elected Sahle-Work Zewde as the country's first female president. Read More
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    Metro 5 oldest secret societies in Africa you knew nothing about – Face2Face Africa News

    Many people are obsessed with secret societies. For some, they explain the unthinkable. For others, secret societies actually control our lives, pulling the strings of politicians and the elite to yield unparalleled influence in the world. In Africa, secret societies have a long history, with...
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    World Son Of Equitorial Guinea's President, Obiang Nguema Sent To 3 Years In Prison For Corruption

    A French court on Friday handed the son of Equatorial Guinea's president Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, a suspended sentence of three years in prison after he was found guilty of embezzling millions in public money. Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, 48, who is the country's vice president, had been...
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    World Angola Swears in New President, Joao Lourenco, after 38 years

    Jose Eduardo dos Santos’s 38-year reign over Angola finally came to an end Tuesday when his hand-picked successor Joao Lourenco was inaugurated as president at a ceremony in Luanda. Lourenco read an oath in which he vowed “on my honour to devote myself” to the role of president, as he took...
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    World Guinea: President Conde Sacks 3 Ministers

    President Alpha Conde of Guinea has sacked three Ministers from his cabinet. REUTERS reports that the three Ministers were sacked according to a decree read on state television on Monday, following violent protests over a teachers' strike last week in which seven people were killed and...
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    World Like Yahaya Jammeh, African Leaders Who Also Refused To Step Down

    The Islamic Republic of The Gambia is now in crisis following the refusal of Dictator Yahya Jammeh to exit office. But, before Yahya Jammeh, who has disputed his rival Adama Barrow’s election victory, many African heads of state have attempted, in some cases successfully, over the past few years...
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    World Yahya Jammeh Declares 90-Day State of Emergency in Gambia

    Yahya Jammeh, outgoing President of Gambia has declared a 90-day state of emergency two days before expected handover; BBC reports. Jammeh made the announcement on state television.
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    World Gambia : Yahya Jammeh Condemns AU Decision to Stop Recognizing His Govt After January 19

    President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia has kicked against the decision of the African Union to stop recognizing his government after 19th of January, 2017. READ: AU Set to Disown Yahaya Jammeh as Gambia's President In a statement released online, the Gambian government described the African...
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    World Gambia: Foreign Minister Resigns

    Neneh MacDouall-Gaye has resigned his position as Gambia's foreign minister. See resignation letter as forwarded to President Yahya Jammeh:
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    World Zimbabwe Prophet Arrested For Prophesying Mugabe's Death

    Patrick Mugadza, controversial Zimbabwe Prophet and leader of the Kariba Church, has been arrested for prophesying that President Robert Mugabe will die on 17th of October 2017. READ: President Mugabe Will Die on 17th of October 2017 - Zimbabwe Prophet Zim Eye, reports that the controversial...
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    World Cameroon Fights Boko Haram With Witchcraft

    Cameroon is reportedly using witchcraft in the war against boko haram. Cameroonian President Paul Biya had in 2016 urged citizens to employ witchcraft in fighting boko haram. USA Today reports that after Biya’s call to employ witchcraft against Boko Haram in January 2016, hundreds of...
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    Politics Gambia: Nigeria's House of Reps Grants Yahya Jammeh Asylum

    Nigeria's House of Representatives today voted to give Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh asylum if he accepts his defeat in elections and gives up power. The House of Representatives approved a motion, saying President Muhammadu Buhari should offer Mr Jammeh a "safe haven" in Nigeria to try to...
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    World Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo Apologizes For Plagiarism

    President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana has apologized for plagiarising the speeches of three former US presidents; John Kennedy, George Bush and Bill Clinton. READ: Akufo-Addo: Ghana's President-elect in Trouble for Plagiarising Bill Clinton's Speech According to the NAN, Akufo-Addo, while...
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    World Ghana's President-Elect Nana Akufo-Addo Appoints Cabinet Members

    Ahead of his January 7 inauguration, Ghana’s President-elect, Nana Akufo-Addo has appointed three principal officers. Akufo-Addo has named Mrs. Frema Osei-Opare, as Chief of Staff, becoming the first female to be appointed to that position. He announced Francis Asenso Boakye and Samuel Abu...
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    World Gambia: Army Chief Declares Support For President Yahya Jammeh

    General Ousman Badjie, Gambia’s army chief has declared that President Yahya Jammeh has the ‘unflinching loyalty and support’ of the army. General Badjie made the declaration via a New Year message published in the pro-government Observer newspaper. He said, ‘‘May I please seize this...
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    World Zambian Women to Get Day Off For Menstruation

    Women in Zambia can now take one day off every month to deal with their menstruation. BBC reports that the day off is tagged 'Mothers day' even though it applies to all women, whether or not they have children. Women in Zambia do not need to make prior arrangements to be absent from work...
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    World South Africa Set to Legalize Cultivation of Medicinal Marijuana

    South Africa is set to legalize the cultivation of Marijuana for medicinal purposes in April 2017. The proposed legalization follows a decision by the country's parliament to implement the Medical Innovation Bill. A bill which was proposed by late Dr. Mario Ambrosini of Inkatha Freedom Party...