Tuesday, 17th July 2018


Nigeria's ruling party wins key state gubernatorial

A candidate from Nigeria's ruling party won a key state gubernatorial on Sunday, the electoral body said, marking an early victory for President Muhammadu Buhari ahead of general elections next year.

Challenger Kayode Fayemi, former solid minerals minister of the All Progressives Congress (APC), won the fiercely-contested election in Ekiti state,…

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'Don't lose sleep over demos... opposition is making unnecessary noise', says Zim president

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa reportedly told the country's war collaborators this week that they "should not lose sleep" over demonstrations by opposition parties, whom he claimed were already sensing defeat in the forthcoming polls".

According to the state-owned Herald newspaper, Mnangagwa said this while addressing members of the…

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Congo opposition leader Bemba nominated for presidential election

Congolese politician Jean-Pierre Bemba, weeks after his conviction for war crimes was quashed at The Hague, was nominated by his party on Friday for December’s presidential vote, in what could be the stiffest challenge to President Joseph Kabila’s ruling coalition.

The election is due to choose a successor to Kabila, who is term-limited after…

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Tanzania's main opposition says about 20 of its members arrested

Tanzania's main opposition party said about 20 of its members, including an MP, were arrested on Saturday in the south of the country over claims they were "fomenting trouble".

Lawmaker Frank Mwakajoka was arrested in his office in southern Tunduma after going to ask for forms for his party's candidates to take part in partial municipal elections…

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China willing to invest $3 bln in Nigerian oil operations -NNPC

China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) is willing to invest $3 billion in its existing oil and gas operation in Nigeria, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said on Sunday following a meeting with the Chinese in Abuja.

During a visit to Nigeria’s state-owned NNPC, CNOOC Chief Executive Yuan Guangyu said the Beijing-based oil…

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