Rwanda: MPs Vote to Give President More Powers

Advertisements 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 […]

Malawi votes in presidential election rerun

Advertisements 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 […]

Dangote to Open Clinker Export Facilities in Lagos, Port Harcourt

Advertisements The management of Dangote Cement has concluded plans to open export facilities in both Lagos and Port Harcourt. This would enable it to export clinker to some neighbouring African countries and attract foreign currency for the country. 27,800 metric tonnes of clinker has already been exported from its Lagos terminals to Senegal last week. […]

Evariste Ndayishimiye Sworn In as President of Burundi

Advertisements 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, […]

Mozambique policemen jailed for the murder of Anastacio Matevele

Advertisements 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 […]

Nigeria: Doctors go on Strike over lack of PPE

Advertisements Doctors in Nigeria state-runned hospitals have gone on strike over complaints of welfare and inadequate protective equipment. Though they have said medics treating coronavirus patients will keep working. Nigeria has recorded 17,148 cases and 455 deaths since the first documented case of the coronavirus in February. More than 800 health workers have been infected by […]