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Lagos News

Buhari's party makes gains in local elections

Results seen as key victory for party of president-elect The All Progressives Congress (APC) party of Nigeria's president-elect Muhammadu Buhari has retained the key Lagos state governorship accor...
Lagos News

Buhari wins Nigerian presidential election

Jonathan concedes defeat after serving four years Former military head of state Muhammadu Buhari has won Nigeria's presidential election, which took place on 28 March, beating incumbent Goodluck J...
Cairo News

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan sign deal over Nile dam

Leaders sign agreement over Nile water resources Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have signed an initial agreement over Nile water resources as Addis Ababa continues with its $6 billion Grand Ethiopian R...
Lagos News

Nigeria postpones elections over security concerns

February presidential poll postponed until March Nigeria is postponing its 14 February presidential election until March 28 due to security concerns over the ongoing military campaign by Boko Haram...
Lagos News

Calls for delay in Nigerian elections

About half of voters yet to receive biometric voting card Nigeria's national security adviser Sambo Dasuki has called for the postponement of the upcoming presidential elections to allow more time...
Arusha News

South Sudan breakthrough at Arusha summit

 Rival factions sign agreement during peace talks in Arusha There was a major breakthrough in the ongoing South Sudan peace talks on 22 January when the three rival factions of the ruling Sud...
Maputo News

Mozambican president sworn in

Opposition party boycotts inauguration ceremony Mozambique's new president Filipe Nyusi was sworn into office on 15 January at a ceremony that was boycotted by the main opposition party Renamo, whi...
Lagos News

Nigeria prepares for elections

Terrorism and falling oil prices set the agenda in the general elections Nigeria's upcoming presidential elections on 14 February will be contested by a total of 14 candidates, including incumbent...
Maputo News

Mozambican parliament sworn in

Opposition threatens to form breakaway state Outgoing Mozambican president Armando Guebuza opened the nation's new parliament in Maputo on 12 January. The new president Filipe Nyusi of Frelimo w...
Nairobi News

Witness in Kenyan ICC case murdered

Murder fuels accusations of state complicity A potential defence witness in the International Criminal Court (ICC) case against Kenya's deputy president William Ruto has been murdered ahead of the...
Cairo News

Egyptian prosecutors request death penalty for Morsi

Dozens arrested at anti-government rally in Cairo Egyptian prosecutors asked for the death penalty for ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi and 35 other Muslim Brotherhood figures including it...
Maputo News

Nyusi confirmed winner of Mozambique presidental elections

Frelimo wins elections with reduced majority Mozambique's National Elections Commission (CNE) has officially confirmed that Filipe Nyusi, the candidate of the ruling Frelimo Party, has won the Moz...
Maputo News

Mozambique prepares for elections

Ruling Frelimo party expected to win Election campaigns have drawn to a close in Mozambique as the country prepares to elect a new parliament and president on 15 October. The candidate of the r...
Cape Town News

Nobel peace summit called off in Cape Town

Move follows South Africa's visa refusal for Dalai Lama The Nobel peace summit scheduled to take place in Cape Town on 13 October has been cancelled following South Africa's refusal to grant a vis...
Maputo News

Peace deal in Mozambique ahead of elections

Renamo leader comes out of hiding to run for president Mozambican president Armando Guebuza and Renamo rebel leader Afonso Dhlakama signed a landmark peace deal in Maputo on 5 September, ahead of t...
Maputo News

Italian premier to visit Maputo

Renzi on three-day visit to Africa Italy's premier Matteo Renzi will visit Maputo on 19 July as part of a three-day trip to Mozambique, the Republic of Congo and Angola. Renzi is due to hold meet...
Cairo News

Death sentences for senior Muslim Brotherhood leaders

Court sentences Brotherhood leader to life in prison An Egyptian court has confirmed death sentences for 10 senior Muslim Brotherhood figures, eight of them in absentia, including Abdel-Rahman al-...
Cairo News

Sisi takes office as Egyptian president

Low key reception from West at Cairo ceremony Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was sworn in as Egypt's new president on 8 June following last month's landslide election in which he received 97 per cent of the...
Maputo News

Renamo leader may run for president

Dhlakama seeks security before entering presidential race Mozambique's Renamo opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama says he intends to run as a candidate in the 15 October presidential election but fi...
Cairo News

Egypt votes for new president

El-Sissi expected to win easily Egyptians vote for a new president on 26 and 27 May, two years after Islamist Mohammed Morsi became the nation's first democratically elected leader. The electio...
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