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Ethiopia declares state of emergency

Ethiopia on Friday announced state of emergency after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced his intention to step down amid unrest and political crisis. The state-run Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation said “the ruling EPRDF coalition’s council met and decided to impose emergency rule in the Horn of Africa country.” The announcement did …

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President Buhari, Russia’s President Putin congratulate new South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa on his election as the President of the Republic of South Africa. A statement by Garba Shehu, his Senior Special Assistant (Media & Publicity), said that “the President also felicitates with the African National Congress (ANC)), and the Government and people of …

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SA parliament to elect Cyril Ramaphosa new president Thursday – ANC chief whip; Experts say he’s likely to face challenges reforming SA economy

South Africa’s parliament will elect Cyril Ramaphosa as new president at 2pm local time (1200 GMT) on Thursday and have him take the oath of office, the ruling African National Congress, ANC, chief whip said. “The office of the chief justice has made itself available today to officiate in the …

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South Africa: Zuma to face no-confidence vote on Thursday – ANC; Cyril Ramaphosa may become President Friday

South Africa’s parliament will hold a vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma on Thursday, the governing ANC party said on Wednesday. “We will possibly elect a new president on Thursday … if not Friday,” ANC treasurer general Paul Mashatile told journalists, assuming scandal-hit Zuma will lose the vote. …

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Free Zones: CEO of Ghana Free Zones Board pays working visit to NEPZ; Calls on Nigeria to provide leadership for Africa

Nigeria and Ghana have further deepened their socio-economic bonds, with a call by the Ghana Free Trade Board (GFTB) for a strategic partnership, beginning with a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Nigeria Export Zones Processing Authority (NEPZA). According to a statement issued on Sunday by NEPZA’s spokesman, Simon Imobo-Tswam, …

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SERAP drags FG, Cameroon to African Commission over illegal return of refugees, asylum seekers

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has petitioned the Chairperson of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights requesting “the urgent intervention of the Bureau of the Commission to end the ongoing human rights violations of naturalized Nigerians, refugees and asylum seekers forcibly returned to their country by the …

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