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Ivorian Prime Minister Hamed Bakayoko dies of cancer

– – Ivory Coast’s prime minister, Hamed Bakayoko has died in Germany at the age of 56, according to the government. President Alassane Ouattara said in a statement on twitter that “I have the immense sorrow to announce the death of the Prime Minister, Hamed Bakayoko, Head of Government, Minister of Defense, this Wednesday March 10, 2021, in Germany, as a result of cancer.” He continued that that the late prime minister “was a great statesman, a model for our youth, a personality of great generosity and exemplary loyalty.” The…

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Sudan’s PM forms new cabinet with 7 former rebel leaders

– – Seven former rebel leaders have been appointed in the new cabinet of Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok. It forms the dissolution of the previous cabinet on Sunday to form an inclusive government. The seven former rebel leaders were part of a peace deal signed in October. Veteran rebel leader and economist Gibril Ibrahim has been appointed Finance Minister to handle the sky rocketing inflation and food and fuel shortages. Mariam al-Sadiqal-Mahdi – the daughter of Sudan’s last democratically elected Prime Minister, Sadiqal-Mahdi has also been appointed Foreign Affairs Minister. –…

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DR Congo’s Prime Minister Sylvestre Ilunga resigns

– – DR Congo’s prime minister, Sylvestre Ilunga Ilunkamba, resigned on Friday, the presidency said, a move enabling President Felix Tshisekedi to appoint his own premier supported by a new parliamentary majority. Presidency spokesman Giscard Kusema told AFP that Illunga “said he had drawn the consequences of the developing political situation. Ilunga, a close ally to former president Joseph Kabila whose supporters have been in a power struggle with Tshisekedi, was constitutionally required to resign after being censured by the National Assembly on Wednesday. Lawmakers in the Democratic Republic of…

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Togo gets first ever female Prime Minister

– – Togo’s President Faure Gnassingbé on Monday appointed the country’s first ever female prime minister. Victoire Tomegah Dogbé now succeeds Komi Sélom Klassou who had led the government since 2015. The 60-year-old politician prior to this latest appointment served as a senior official at the president’s office. Her role was as the director of the cabinet of the President of Togo. Dogbé also served as the minister of grass roots development and youth employment for ten years. – – She is ​an economics and marketing graduate who before taking…

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Sudan’s new prime minister to tackle weak economy

Sudan’s new prime minister, Abdalla Hamdok who was sworn in on Wednesday has vowed to tackle conflict and build a stronger economy. As leader of the transitional government he has the task of restoring peace as well and helping to return the country to civilian rule. The renowned economist told journalists that “The revolution’s deep-rooted slogan, ‘freedom, peace and justice,’ will form the programme of the transitional period.” “The government’s top priorities are to stop the war, build sustainable peace, address the severe economic crisis and build a balanced foreign…

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