Politics

Nigeria ruling party stages come-back in key state vote

Nigeria ruling party stages come-back in key state vote

Nigeria’s ruling party on Sunday won the crucial state of Kano in key governorship elections, as the opposition denounced the result, following violence and intimidation that hit the re-run vote. The sitting governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, had been some 27,000 votes behind when elections at more than 200 polling stations in the northern state were […]

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  March 26, 2019   No comments
Senate Republicans revolt against Trump over border

Senate Republicans revolt against Trump over border

Rebel members of President Donald Trump’s party have helped pass a vote to reject his declaration of an emergency on the US-Mexico border. Twelve Republican senators broke party ranks to side with Democrats, approving a proposal to revoke the proclamation by 59-41. The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives last month backed the measure. Following Thursday’s vote, […]

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  March 16, 2019   No comments
Algeria to name new government

Algeria to name new government

The Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will not be departing immediately, but there will be several changes. On Thursday, Prime Minister, Noureddine Bedoui announced the formation of a new government no later than next week, which he says will be made of technocrats. Bedoui said the new government will tap into the skills of young men […]

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  March 15, 2019   No comments
Algeria President quits, polls postponed – Presidency

Algeria President quits, polls postponed – Presidency

Algerian President, Abdul Aziz Bouteflika will not be seeking a fifth term, the presidency confirmed late Monday. The date of elections has also been postponed according to a statement from the presidency. Polls were slated for April 4 but the date was threatened by serial protests that rocked the country calling for the President to […]

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  March 13, 2019   No comments
How the Rwanda-Uganda border crossing came to a halt

How the Rwanda-Uganda border crossing came to a halt

A diplomatic feud between Rwanda and Uganda has stopped most cross-border movements between the two countries, a situation that has had a huge effect on daily life for families in both countries. A row between the two neighbouring countries has been simmering for the past two years but seems to have escalated when Rwanda closed […]

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  March 9, 2019   No comments