Mali's president has appointed a new Prime Minister, after the country's government resigned. Boubou Cisse, who had been serving as finance minister, is now charged with easing growing unrest. Malian President Boubacar Keita named Boubou Cisse as Prime Minister on Monday, tasking him with forming a broad government to stem...
Rwandan President Paul Kagame has appointed Lt. Gen. Jean-Jacques Mupenzi as the new Army Chief of Staff to replace Lt Gen Jacques Musemakweli. In the reshuffle, Jean-Jacques Mupenzi is also elevated in rank - from Lieutenant General to Major General. Among the peacekeeping missions that Mupenzi has been...
Algerian army Chief-of-Staff Ahmed Gaid Salah will carry out military exercise in the Second Military Region in Oran, the Algerian Ministry of National Defence. Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaid Salah will visit the army base for an inspection from 8 to 11 April where he will be carrying out military...
Yemi Osinbajo, the Vice-President of Nigeria, has said the Nigerian government has so far implemented 140 reforms which are aimed at making business dealings easier in the country. The Vice-President made this known at the 2nd Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) Awards, where he also revealed that the World...
Tanzanian President, John Magufuli, has said he would not be tempted to stay an extra day in office after his mandate in office ends. The President was speaking during his official tour of Mtwara Region, which started on Tuesday. He said, 'My position is temporary and once my tenure...
By David Baniyelme Zoogah (PhD) In January 1956, Sékou Touré was chosen as one of two members from the Parti Démocratique de Guinée (PDG) to represent French Guinea in the French National Assembly. That year, the French National Assembly passed legislation sponsored by Overseas Minister Gaston Defferre providing for limited...
Those of you closely following the soap opera that is the British parliament of recent times will have seen “The mother of parliaments” turn into the Lunatic Asylum of Democracy. We’ve seen a cabinet minister plead with parliament to vote one way then vote against his own motion and...
The Senegalese Constitutional Court on Tuesday confirmed the reelection of President Macky Sall with 58.26 percent of the vote cast on 24 February. "This renewed trust motivates me to work twice as hard, to do more and better," Macky Sall told a crowd of reporters gathered at the presidential...
Nigeria’s Central Bank Chief, Mr. Godwin Emefiele will run out his five-year-old tenure this June. Mr. Emefiele, who would take leave from this month before stepping down at the end of his five-year term, has overseen a very critical economic period in the life of the most populous country...
Angola and Russia have resolved to strengthen their diplomatic ties. This marks the second time that the heads of diplomacy of the two countries meet in a year. The Russian diplomat was in Luanda exactly a year ago. The meeting between Manuel Augusto and Sergey Lavrov follows a trip to...