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    Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe opposition leader, is dead

Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe opposition leader, is dead

Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), the opposition party in Zimbabwe, has died.The politician suffering from cancer died in South Africa on Wednesday."I can confirm that he died this evening. The family communicated this to me," Elias Mudzuri, MDC vice-president, told reporters.Moments later, Mudzuri tweeted: "It is sad for me to announce that we have lost our icon [...]

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    I won’t resign, says Zuma

I won’t resign, says Zuma

President Jacob Zuma of South Africa has vowed not to resign in line with the demand of the ruling African National Congress (ANC).The party had asked the president to quit over corruption allegations levelled against him.But speaking with the South African National Broadcasting Commission (SABC) on Wednesday, Zuma said he would only step down if the ANC top officials can [...]

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    ANC asks Zuma to step down

ANC asks Zuma to step down

South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) has asked President Jacob Zuma to resign.Quoting a senior party official, BBC said the decision to recall Zuma "urgently" followed marathon talks of the ANC's top leadership body.Zuma, 75, agreed to step down, but only in the next three to six months, the official reportedly said.Zuma has been in power since 2009. There [...]

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    ANC ‘to remove’ Zuma as South Africa’s president

ANC ‘to remove’ Zuma as South Africa’s president

The African National Congress (ANC) has decided to sack Jacob Zuma as President of South Africa, NAN quotes a senior official as saying.The decision was said to have been reached by the ruling party’s national executive after a marathon meeting held to determine Zuma's fate.The ANC reportedly held 13 hours of tense deliberations and one face-to-face meeting between Zuma and [...]

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    Liberia’s Sirleaf wins Mo Ibrahim leadership award — first female recipient

Liberia’s Sirleaf wins Mo Ibrahim leadership award — first female recipient

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former Liberian president, has been announced the winner of the Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership.She is the first woman to win the award.Sirleaf, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011, became president in 2006 and was re-elected for a second term in 2011.“Ellen Johnson Sirleaf took the helm of Liberia when it was completely destroyed [...]

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    Human trafficking is the biggest int’l business, says NAPTIP DG

Human trafficking is the biggest int’l business, says NAPTIP DG

Julie Okah-Donli, director general of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), says human trafficking is the most financially buoyant business in the international sphere. Okah- Donli says she believes that the crime fetches more money that drug peddling and money laundering.Speaking in a documentary by The Osasu Show, Okah-Donli said the vice has been on an [...]

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    Senate summons defence minister over Cameroonian troops’ ‘incursion’ into Nigeria

Senate summons defence minister over Cameroonian troops’ ‘incursion’ into Nigeria

The senate has summoned Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence, over the alleged incursion of the Cameroonian army into Nigeria.The resolution of the senate was sequel to a motion sponsored by John Enoh, senator representing Cross River central, and two other lawmakers.Enoh said on January 25, more than 80 Cameroonian soldiers allegedly crossed the border of the Danare-Daddi/Danare-Bodom axis and abducted [...]

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    ECOWAS slaps sanctions on Guinea-Bissau, freezes assets of politicians

ECOWAS slaps sanctions on Guinea-Bissau, freezes assets of politicians

ECOWAS has imposed sanctions on 20 Guinea-Bissau politicians and businessmen, including travel bans and asset freezes, accusing them of undermining efforts to resolve a prolonged political crisis.The sanctions were prompted by President Jose Vaz's nomination of Augusto Antonio Artur da Silva to the post of prime minister, in violation of a 2016 ECOWAS-brokered deal.Under the ECOWAS deal aimed at ending the [...]

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    Italy arrests lawyer, professors for ‘tampering with probe’ of Malabu deal

Italy arrests lawyer, professors for ‘tampering with probe’ of Malabu deal

Italian investigators have arrested 15 people, including Piero Amara, a popular lawyer in the country, and Giancarlo Longo, a magistrate, in connection with the Malabu scandal.Among those arrested were professionals, consultants, professors who were accused of trying to cover up issues relating to the bribes allegedly paid in Nigeria.“They had put up a fake investigation to pollute the Milanese on [...]

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    US knocks Nigeria, Cameroon over extradition of separatist leaders

US knocks Nigeria, Cameroon over extradition of separatist leaders

The US has condemned the repatriation of 47 Anglophone detainees from Nigeria to Cameroon.Heather Nauert, the US department of state spokesperson, in a statement, said Nigeria and Cameroon have violated the rights of the detainees by forcibly repatriating them back to their countries of origin.It urged both countries to respect the human rights of the detainees and follow due process [...]

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