Sunday, November 18, 2018

Tag "Paul Kagame"

    Nigeria absent as 44 African countries sign free trade agreement

Nigeria absent as 44 African countries sign free trade agreement

Leaders from 44 African countries on Wednesday signed an agreement to form a $2.5 trillion continental free-trade zone, but Nigeria was absent.The free-trade zone is the largest in the world since the creation of the World Trade Organisation in 1995.Deliberations on the free-trade zone begun in 2015 and was originally projected to capture 55 countries.At the African Union summit in [...]

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    Sirika: Nigeria ready for national carrier

Sirika: Nigeria ready for national carrier

Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, says Nigeria will soon get a national carrier to take full advantage of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM).The SAATM is a project of African Union (AU) Agenda 2063, which aspires to create a single unified air transport network in Africa.Sirika made this statement on the sidelines of the AU summit in [...]

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    Rwanda charges Kagame’s critic with inciting insurrection, forgery

Rwanda charges Kagame’s critic with inciting insurrection, forgery

Rwandan authorities have charged a critic of President Paul Kagame with inciting insurrection and forgery after she was barred from challenging him in August elections.That country’s public prosecutor’s spokesman said on Wednesday that Diane Shima Rwigara, a 35-year-old accountant, has repeatedly accused Kagame of stifling dissent.She said the president also criticised his Rwandan Patriotic Front’s near total hold on power [...]

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    We should pray that oil prices remain low, says Dangote

We should pray that oil prices remain low, says Dangote

Aliko Dangote, Africa's richest man, wants Africans to pray for oil prices to remain low.The billionaire businessman, who is building a petroleum refinery with a production capacity of 650,000 barrels per day, said this on a panel in New York, on Wednesday.He said the crash in oil prices was the only way to wean Africans off dependency on petroleum revenues."We should pray [...]

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    Osinbajo: Nigeria has demonstrated that Africa can solve its problems

Osinbajo: Nigeria has demonstrated that Africa can solve its problems

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria has demonstrated that Africa can solve its problems.Osinbajo said this in Kigali, Rwanda capital, after attending the inauguration of President Paul Kagame.The acting president said the federal government was already working to solve insurgency and humanitarian crisis in the north-eastern part of the country.He said Africans could take up leadership of the continent's economy [...]

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    Tanzanian president rejects calls to extend tenure beyond two-term limit

Tanzanian president rejects calls to extend tenure beyond two-term limit

While Presidents Yoweri Museveni (Uganda), Paul Kagame (Rwanda) and Pierre Nkurunziza (Burundi) have all tinkered with their constitutions to extend their rule, John Magufuli, their Tanzanian counterpart, has rejected calls to extend his rule beyond the constitutional limit of two, five-year terms.At a public rally in the coastal Tanzanian town of Tanga on Monday, a member of parliament from the [...]

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    Rwanda’s Paul Kagame re-elected president for seven more years

Rwanda’s Paul Kagame re-elected president for seven more years

Rwanda’s incumbent president Paul Kagame has sealed a crushing victory in presidential elections that granted him a third term in office, extending his 17 years in power.With 80 per cent of votes accounted for, the 59-year-old former guerrilla leader secured 98.66 percent, Charles Munyaneza, the national electoral commission’s executive secretary, told a news conference.“We expect that even if we get [...]

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    Kagame victory expected as Rwandans vote in presidential election

Kagame victory expected as Rwandans vote in presidential election

Rwandan voters queued in long lines on Friday to cast their ballots in a presidential election that incumbent president Paul Kagame is expected to win by a landslide after 17 years in power.Kagame has won international plaudits for presiding over a peaceful and rapid economic recovery in the tiny central African nation since the 1994 genocide, when an estimated 800,000 [...]

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    I was forced to accept third term, says Kagame

I was forced to accept third term, says Kagame

President Paul Kagame of Rwanda has claimed that pressure from his people made him extend his term in office.Rwanda’s constitution had to be amended to enable Kagame run for a third term, but speaking at the World Economic Forum on Africa holding in Kigali, the country’s capital, Kagame said he was aware that changing the constitution to allow him to [...]

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    Congolese president seeks third term

Congolese president seeks third term

President Denis Nguesso of Congo-Brazzaville has registered his intent to call for a referendum on constitution amendment to allow him stand for a third term.Nguesso would be the third African president in 2015, to have attempted such, following the paths trod by Burundi’s Pierre Nkurunziza and Rwanda’s Paul Kagame.“I have decided to directly give a voice to the people in [...]

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    AAG opening ceremony: Africa XI v Rest of the World

AAG opening ceremony: Africa XI v Rest of the World

Is the world not fed up with an opening ceremony of major sporting event that is limited to march past, music and dance on the pitch and terraces? This is the 50th anniversary of the All-Africa Games (AAG) so why can’t the world see something different from the continent that proudly sits at the centre of the world?How about an African [...]

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    Kagame, Kenyans in war of words over third term bid

Kagame, Kenyans in war of words over third term bid

Kenyans are currently hitting hard at President Paul Kagame and his country, Rwanda, over his response to a Kenyan who expressed mild opposition to his third term bid.Earlier on Tuesday, it was reported that only 10 Rwandans are against Kagame’s re-election bid, generating numerous comments across the African continent.Levi Kones, a Kenyan writer, took to Twitter to advise Kagame about his [...]

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    ‘Only 10’ Rwandans against Kagame’s third term bid

‘Only 10’ Rwandans against Kagame’s third term bid

Only 10 Rwandans opposed the removal of constitutional term limit to allow President Paul Kagame rule beyond 2017, a top lawmaker has said.Jeanne d’Arc Uwimanimpaye, the deputy speaker of the chamber of deputies, presented a report on the consultation, saying a vast majority of the people want term limit removed, with just 10 people in the opposition.The report of the consultations [...]

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    Ebola: Rwanda reverses travel restrictions on US, Spain

Ebola: Rwanda reverses travel restrictions on US, Spain

Rwandan authorities on Thursday lifted travel restrictions placed by its ministry of health on travellers from the United States and Spain, after Paul Kagame, the president, publicly told the health minister it was unnecessary.On Tuesday, the Rwandan health ministry ordered the screening of travellers from any of the Ebola-stricken nations, including the United States and Spain.“To protect the health of [...]

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