Nov 10th, 2012
Thirty-four Ethiopian opposition parties have signed a petition to demand the elections next April – on the district, regional and city levels – be free and fair. Opposition parties were invited by the Election Board last week to discuss the schedule of the polls. When the parties asked ...
Jul 29th, 2012
Bamako – An army officer and a religious leader have been arrested by armed men in Bamako as part of an investigation into an attempted counter coup, family members said on Saturday. “We have not heard any news. We are very worried,” said Aly Ouattara, a relative of detained soldier...
May 31st, 2012
South Africa’s rand hit a fresh six month low against the dollar early on Thursday before recouping some of its losses but could resume a slide towards 8.6 as Europe’s debt woes drive investors away from emerging market assets to perceived safer havens. The local unit fell to 8.58 to the ...
May 18th, 2012
On 12 April 2012 the people of Guinea-Bissau and the international community were surprised by another coup d’état in Guinea-Bissau. There have been several since the country declared its independence in 1973. While Guinea-Bissau has become accustomed to violence and tragic events (military cou...
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Apr 28th, 2012
27 Apr 2012 The Deputy President of the Republic; Mr Kgalema Motlanthe; The Chief Justice of the Republic, Honourable Mogoeng Mogoeng; Honourable Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Ms Noma India Mfeketo; Honourable Deputy Chairperson of the NCOP, Ms Thandi Memela; The Minister of Arts and Cultu...
Nov 22nd, 2010
Former Nigerian vice president Atiku Abubakar will challenge President Goodluck Jonathan as the consensus northern candidate in ruling party primaries ahead of elections next April, his spokesman said on Monday. The emergence of a single candidate from the north to challenge Jonathan, a southerner, a...