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Gabon’s President Bongo to seek third term in office

Gabon President Ali Bongo has announced plans to seek a third term in office in next month’s presidential election. General elections are scheduled for August 26. He intends putting in a re-election bid that would extend his family’s 56-year grip on power. “Because nothing matters more than your success, I am announcing today that I am a candidate”, Bongo told… Read More
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Zambians asked to stop spying on phones of their spouses

Zambia’s President Hakainde Hichilema has asked citizens to stop spying on the phones of their spouses. The country recorded over 22,000 divorce cases last year alone, statistics that President Hichilema is unhappy with. Statistics from the last 12 months showed the shortest marriage in the country lasted for 30 days while the longest was 65 years. Leading the reasons for… Read More
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Congo’s 77-year-old leader Sassou Nguesso seeks fourth term

– – President Denis Sassou Nguesso of Congo-Brazzaville is seeking a fourth term in office in this year’s presidential election. The 77-year-old Sassou Nguesso first came to power 1979 but had a five-year break after losing elections in 1992. Nguesso was an opposition leader for five years and then came back to power during the Second Civil War (1997–1999) when… Read More
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Tunisians elect a law professor as new president

Tunisian voters have elected a retired law professor, Kais Saied as their new president after Sunday’s presidential run-off poll. Saied is set to become Tunisia’s next president after securing over 70 percent of votes in the run-off election. He beat his only challenger in the election, media mogul Nabil Karoui, who is facing charges of money laundering and tax fraud.… Read More
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Tunisia: 98 candidates in race to become president

A total of 98 people including Tunisia’s prime minister have submitted their documents to run for president. The country’s electoral commission set Friday as deadline for registration of candidates. On Friday alone, 42 people registered their candidacy for the presidential election. Prime Minister Youssef Chahed announced on Thursday he would run for president and went ahead to submit his application.… Read More

ICC: Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta must appear at Hague

The case against Uhuru Kenyatta has angered many African leaders   The International Criminal Court (ICC) has rejected a request by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to avoid appearing at a hearing on 8 October. He denies organising ethnic massacres after the 2007 elections in which 1,200 people were killed, Judges rejected Mr Kenyatta’s request to postpone the hearing or appear… Read More

Rwanda Peoples Party Congratulates President-Elect Hollande of France

By: Jennifer Fierberg, MSW After a five year term in office former President Sarkozy of France has conceded defeat to President Elect Mr. Francois Hollade. France and Rwanda have had a complex relationship for many decades with attempted amends being made when President Paul Kagame of Rwanda visited former President Sarkozy in 2011 to mend relations between the two countries.… Read More