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Ghana Apologises for Demolition at Nigerian Embassy

President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana has tendered an official apology to his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari. This is following the illegal building demolition on the premises of the Nigerian High Commission in Accra. The two West African leaders spoke by telephone, according to Nigerian presidential spokesman Garba Shehu. Akufo-Addo subsequently assured Buhari that a full […]

Rwanda: MPs Vote to Give President More Powers

As Rwanda seeks to improve efficiency and minimise waste, lawmakers have endorsed plans to give more powers to the president. This will enable him to create and disband public institutions and state-owned companies. Currently, Rwanda’s parliament determines establishment and dissolution of public institutions. However, Article 4 of a draft law, establishing provisions governing public institutions, […]

Malawi votes in presidential election rerun

Today, polls opened in Malawi in a hotly contested presidential vote. This is the second election in just over a year, after incumbent Peter Mutharika’s re-election was annulled over rigging. Polling stations opened at 6am (04:00 GMT) and will last for 12 hours. Some 6.6 million people are registered to vote. The election is much […]

Bamenda-Enugu Link Road Reopens for Business

Cameroon military says it has restored security on an important trade road between western Cameroon and Nigeria. This week, the military said it had killed at least 13 separatist fighters who blocked the Bamenda-Enugu Road for two months and were demanding illegal tolls. The rebels denied it was their fighters and blamed other armed groups. […]

Evariste Ndayishimiye Sworn In as President of Burundi

Burundi has sworn in Evariste Ndayishimiye who won May 20 elections as the country entered the post-Nkurunziza era. Ndayimishiye was originally supposed to take over in August but the Constitutional Court ruled that the investiture be brought forward following the death of outgoing Nkurunziza. The event took place at the state Ingoma in Gitega, the […]

Mozambique policemen jailed for the murder of Anastacio Matevele

A court in Mozambique has handed jail terms of 24 years to three elite police officers. A 23 years term also to another for the murder of a poll observer ahead of national elections in October last year. Prosecutors last month had requested severe punishment for the four, accused of shooting Anastacio Matavele. Matavele was […]