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Dar Es Salaam News

Tanzanian government to move offices to Dodoma

Tanzanian government to move from Dar es Salaam to country's capital. Tanzanian premier Kassim Majaliwa has confirmed that government offices will move from Dar es Salaam to the capital Dodoma by S...
Cairo News

Egyptian court quashes transfer of Red Sea Islands

Court overturns Egypt's decision to cede Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. The Egyptian government is set to appeal a court's nullification of its controversial decision in April to cede two strateg...
Addis Ababa News

African Union to issue African passports

AU passports to facilitate free movement and intra-Africa trade. The Addis Ababa-based African Union (AU) is preparing to launch a single African electronic passport at the upcoming AU Summit in Rw...
Nairobi News

Violent opposition protests continue in Kenya

Two killed in anti-government protests by opposition supporters. At least two people were shot dead during violent clashes between police and supporters of Kenya's opposition Coalition for Reforms...
Maputo News

Mozambique government and Renamo resume talks

Peace talks resume in Maputo after Dhlakama drops pre-conditions. Peace talks between the Mozambican government and representatives of the Renamo rebel movement have resumed after Renamo leader Afo...
Lagos News

Nigeria uncovers 43,000 non-existent workers on military payroll

Audit reveals large-scale fraud in Nigerian military sector. Nigeria has discovered 43,000 "ghost workers" among its security forces following an audit into the payroll of government ministries, de...
Dar Es Salaam News

Tanzania purges 10,000 non-existent employees

Tanzanian president continues his anti-corruption drive. Tanzania has removed more than 10,000 "ghost workers" from its public sector payroll as part of an ongoing crackdown on corruption and waste...
Nairobi News

Nairobi electoral protest turns violent

Police clash with opposition supporters during demonstration for reform of electoral commission. Anti-riot police clashed with protesters demanding the dissolution of the Kenyan electoral board dur...
Dar Es Salaam News

Tanzanian president disbands telecoms board

President Magufuli continues to combat corruption and waste. Tanzanian president John Magufuli has suspended the head of the regulatory body that governs the country's telecoms sector and disbanded...
Arusha News

East African electronic passports

E-passport will give citizens easier access around East African Community. The East African Community (EAC) is set to introduce e-passports, facilitating easier movement around the trading bloc who...
Lagos News

Nigerian army kills Biafra campaigners

Five pro-Biafra supporters killed celebrating leader's release. Nigerian security forces killed five pro-Biafra campaigners as they celebrated the release of their leader Nnamdi Kanu in the souther...
Dar Es Salaam News

New Tanzanian president cuts costs

President scraps independence day celebration. Tanzania's newly-elected president John Magufuli has scrapped celebrations for the upcoming Independence Day on 9 December, marking the first time in...
Cairo News

Second phase of Egyptian elections

Low voter turnout for Egypt’s parliamentary elections. The second round of Egypt’s two-part parliamentary elections ended on 23 November, following two days of low voter turnout. The elections,...
Lagos News

Nigerian cabinet sworn in

Buhari appoints cabinet seven months after election. Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party swore in a cabinet on 11 November, more than seven month...
Arusha News

Tanzanian opposition makes gains in Arusha

Although the ruling CCM held on to the presidency by a large margin in the Tanzanian elections on 25 October, the opposition coalition made gains in its heartland in northern Tanzania as well in Dar E...
Dar Es Salaam News

Tanzania's ruling CCM wins election

Opposition rejects presidential election results. John Magufuli of the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) has been declared the country’s fifth president despite the main opposition candidate Edward...
Dar Es Salaam News

Tanzania prepares for elections

Nation gears up for most competitive election in its history. Tanzania is preparing for its presidential and parliamentary elections on 25 October, in what are expected to be the most tightly conte...
Cairo News

First round of Egyptian elections ends

Low turnout in first phase of Egypt's parliamentary elections. The first round of Egypt's two-part parliamentary elections ended on 19 October, following two days of extremely low turnout in the st...
Maputo News

Mozambique opposition boycotts peace talks

Convoy of Renamo leader attacked Mozambique's main opposition party Renamo has boycotted peace talks with the ruling Frelimo for the second time, amid a resumption of low-level clashes between reb...
Cairo News

Egypt government resigns

Move follows arrest of agriculture minister amid corruption enquiry. Egypt's prime minister Ibrahim Mahlab and his cabinet resigned on 12 September, days after the country's agriculture minister w...
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