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Gambia to switch from glass marble voting to use of ballot papers

Gambian voters will go to the polls in April and May this year to elect local level officials. The Councilors and Mayoral vote will be held for two main municipalities, Kanifing and the capital Banjul It turns out that it will be the last time the West African country employs ...

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Sudan, Qatar to sign $4 billion deal to manage Red Sea port – ministry

Sudan and Qatar will sign a $4 billion agreement to jointly develop the Red Sea port of Suakin off Sudan’s coast, Sudanese media quoted Transport Minister Makawi Mohamed Awad as saying. Awad made the announcement during a visit by Qatari officials to Suakin on Sunday, the reports said. Officials from ...

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Egyptians urged to participate in election as ‘a national duty’

While the NEA spokesman Mahmoud El-Sherif did not provide an official turnout figure from the first day of voting, he did indicate that turnout was highest in Cairo, Giza, Alexandria, Sharqiya, and North Sinai governorates. El-Sherif called on citizens to ignore calls to boycott the presidential vote, adding that the first day ...

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JKIA stand-off persists as Miguna refuses to board plane to Dubai

Lawyer Miguna Miguna on Monday night declined to board a Dubai-bound plane where he was put by police “as an undocumented person”. This was after the self-styled NRMKe General was whisked away by about 40 plain-clothed police officers and put on the waiting Emirates flight.  Police officers stood outside the ...

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South Africa police say Zuma could be summoned this week

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) last week said it would seek to prosecute Zuma on 16 charges, including fraud, racketeering, corruption and money laundering. Zuma could not be reached for comment on Sunday. He has repeatedly denied the allegations. A court appearance would be a dramatic development on a continent ...

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Ethiopia rearrests opposition leaders, journalists during ‘prisoner release’ celebrations

The Ethiopian government is being blasted by human rights and press freedom activists after it rearrested bloggers and opposition leaders that it had released a few weeks ago. Andualem Aragie, leader of Ethiopian opposition UDJ party, journalists Eskinder Nega and Temesgen Desalegn, bloggers Befeqadu Hailu and Zelalem Workagegnehu were arrested on Sunday ...

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Former Somali president denied U.S. visa under Trump travel ban

The former president of Somalia, H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has reportedly been denied a visa to the United States of America where he was scheduled to deliver a lecture on Tuesday March 27, titled ‘Somalia the Crossroads: Opportunities and Challenges post civil war’. Mohamud who was head of state of ...

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Deported opposition lawyer Miguna Miguna returns to Kenya today

Deported Kenyan opposition lawyer, Miguna Miguna, will be returning to the country today, following court orders that reversed his controversial deportation to Canada last month. Miguna was deported to Canada on February 6, 2018 after being dramatically arrested for his role in the mock swearing-in of Raila Odinga as the ...

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