Tuesday, 19 October 2021
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Cairo News

Egypt to hold parliament elections in October and November

Nation sets election date after three years without parliament Egypt is to hold parliamentary elections in two stages in October and November after being without a parliament since it was dissolved...
Dar Es Salaam News

Tanzania election campaign underway

Tough fight expected by UKAWA opposition coalition Campaigning for Tanzania's presidential and parliamentary elections is in full swing ahead of the country's 25 October polls. The election is e...
Dar Es Salaam News

Tanzania's opposition parties name presidential candidate

Edward Lowassa to head opposition Edward Lowassa, originally seen as the possible presidential candidate for Tanzania's ruling party, has instead been chosen as the presidential candidate for the o...
Addis Ababa News

Obama arrives in Addis Ababa

US president flies to Addis Ababa after Nairobi visit President Barack Obama has made history by becoming the first US president to visit Ethiopia, where he is holding talks with the country's pre...
Nairobi News

Nairobi closes airspace for Obama visit

President's security undermined after flight times leaked Kenya is to close its airspace for 50 minutes to facilitate the arrival of US president Barack Obama in Nairobi on 23 July, according to th...
Nairobi News

Heavy security in Nairobi for Obama visit

Threat of anti-gay protest during Obama trip Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport has been secured by American security agents ahead of the visit by US president Barack Obama on 23 July....
Nairobi News

US travel warning ahead of Obama visit to Nairobi

Obama travels to Nairobi and Addis Ababa The US has warned its citizens in Kenya of the potential for terrorist attacks during the upcoming visit of US president Barack Obama which starts on 23 Ju...
Cairo News

Egypt amends election law

President paves way for parliamentary elections An amendment to Egypt's laws regulating electoral constituencies has now been ratified by Egyptian president Abdul Fattah al-Sisi. The amended la...
Lagos News

Nigeria's president Buhari cleans up military

New military heads announced After the sacking of the chiefs of the army, navy and airforce Nigeria's president Muhammadu Buhari has nominated the new chief of the defence staff as Major General Ab...
Dar Es Salaam News

Tanzania selects presidential candidates

Presidential nomination process begins Presidential nomination process begins Tanzania's ruling party, the Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), is poised to select its presidential candidate ahead of the...
Arusha News

Tanzania estimates voting figures

About 24 million people eligible to vote Tanzania's Bureau of Statistics has estimated that about 24 million people out of a population of 48,522,230 people are eligible to vote in the coming gener...
Addis Ababa News

Ethiopian ruling party wins landslide election

Opposition allegations of vote rigging The ruling Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) celebrated a landslide victory in parliament in Addis Ababa on 22 June, following the an...
Dar Es Salaam News

Tanzania sets general election for 25 October

Nation will select new president and parliament Presidential and parliamentary elections in Tanzania have been set for 25 October, according to a statement by the National Electoral Commission (NEC...
Lagos News

Buhari may review Nigerian death-row troops

Hundreds of troops face court martial for charges including mutiny Nigeria's incoming president Muhammadu Buhari may commute the death sentences of 66 soldiers convicted for refusing to fight Boko...
Addis Ababa News

Ethiopia prepares for elections

Incumbent premier faces first election Ethiopia is holding national elections to elect a new government on Sunday 24 May and around 37 million Ethiopians are registered to vote. This will be the...
Cairo News

Morsi sentenced to death

Former Egyptian leader currently serving 20-year sentence Former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi has been sentenced to death by a Cairo court, on charges of breaking out of prison during Egypt&rs...
Lagos News

Nigerian army rescues 200 girls and 93 women

Rescue mission part of ongoing campaign against Boko Haram The Nigerian army says it has rescued almost 300 girls and women from a stronghold of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, however it s...
Cairo News

Morsi sentenced to 20 years in jail

 Former Egyptian leader expected to appeal verdict Former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi was sentenced to 20 years in prison by a criminal court in Cairo on 21 April. Morsi was convicted i...
Nairobi News

Kenya takes measures against Somalis

Dadaab refugee camp risks closure Kenya’s plans to close Dadaab refugee camp in north-eastern Kenya would breach international law and would put the lives of 350,000 Somalis at risk, accord...
Dar Es Salaam News

Tanzanian referendum postponed

The referendum on the new Tanzanian constitution, which was to be held on 30 April, has been postponed indefinitely. The official reason is that there have been delays in the registration of voters....
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