EU says Gabon court failed to address poll 'anomalies'

2016-09-26 08:33

EU monitors say Gabon's top court has failed to rectify vote-counting "anomalies" in fiercely-disputed elections in which President Ali Bongo extended his family's rule in the oil-rich nation into a fifth decade.

Morocco asks to rejoin African Union after 32 years

2016-09-24 09:04

Morocco has made an official request to return to the African Union, 32 years after quitting the bloc in protest at its decision to accept Western Sahara as a member.

Museveni a 'blessing' to Uganda, wife says in birthday message

2016-09-15 19:00

Ugandan First lady Janet Museveni has hailed her husband as a "blessing" to the east African country, a report says.

Gabon authorities to respond to Ping's petition request

2016-09-14 22:00

Authorithies in Gabon say they are well prepared to respond to opposition leader Jean Ping's election result petition request by providing evidence that he falsified documents during the campaign, a report says.

Ping appeals to Gabon court over poll defeat

2016-09-09 06:50

Gabon opposition leader Jean Ping on Thursday appealed to the country's highest court Thursday in an attempt to have a wafer-thin presidential election loss overturned.

Gabon ex-justice minister: They are trying to kill me

2016-09-08 13:09

Gabon's ex-justice minister, Seraphin Moundounga, who resigned from his position earlier this week has made a startling claim that there has been attempts on his life since he made the announcement, a report says.

Gabon leader Bongo accuses EU poll observers of bias

2016-09-07 08:48

Gabon's embattled President Ali Bongo on Wednesday accused the EU observers that criticised his country's election of overlooking irregularities in his rival Jean Ping's camp.

Gabon justice minister resigns, calls for vote recount

2016-09-06 06:21

Gabon's justice minister says he has resigned over the government's refusal to recount controversial ballots that saw violent protests and allegations of fraud after the president was re-elected by a slim margin.

DRC talks suspended over opposition demands

2016-09-05 11:07

Political talks between the government and opposition parties have reportedly been suspended after the main opposition block, Rassemblement, set pre-conditions for attending.

Sculpture honoring fallen soldiers scandalises Egyptians

2016-09-05 06:39

A provincial governor in Egypt has ordered changes to a sculpture honoring fallen soldiers after many on social media said it appeared to depict an unwanted advance on a woman symbolising the country.


Africa ready to pull out of United Nations, says Mugabe

2016-09-25 08:41

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly said that the African continent is ready to pull out of the United Nations if its demand for reform is not met.

Desperate Libya asks Zuma for help

2016-09-23 12:36

South Africa has been asked to share its nation-building secrets with strife-torn Libya which has been struggling to unite since the death of ruler Muammar Gaddafi.

AU plans to send observers to Gabon election appeal

2016-09-15 10:21

The African Union says it plans to send observers to help Gabon's Constitutional Court with a legal complaint lodged by opposition leader Jean Ping, who accuses President Ali Bongo of cheating to secure victory in an election last month.

Gabon post-election turmoil escalates with court bid for recount

2016-09-10 10:31

Gabon's Jean Ping took his bid to have a wafer-thin presidential election loss overturned to the country's top court Friday, as President Ali Bongo blamed the opposition leader for creating a climate of violence.

Decision time for Ping as Gabon court deadline looms

2016-09-08 15:37

Go to court or take to the streets: that's the decision opposition leader Jean Ping must make Thursday afternoon in his efforts to reverse Ali Bongo's disputed reelection in Gabon.

Emotions run high for opposition in Gabon vote crisis

2016-09-07 14:00

"Chapel of the freedom fighters," reads a sign outside Gabon's opposition headquarters, where activists dressed in white cross themselves at a makeshift altar, mourning those killed in the post-election chaos.

Cape Verde opposition leader resigns over poll defeat

2016-09-06 06:34

Cape Verde's opposition leader Janira Hopffer Almada submitted her resignation on Monday, a day after the liberal Movement for Democracy (MFD) clinched a landslide victory in municipal elections.

Internet restored, social media still blocked in Gabon

2016-09-05 14:24

The internet has been restored in Gabon after being cut off for five days, but social media still remains blocked, following the announcement last week of President Ali Bongo as the winner of the presidential elections, a report says.

Tanzania’s universities have a costly 'ghost student' problem

2016-09-05 09:35

Tanzania's government has uncovered evidence of 2 000 "ghost" students who are fraudulently obtaining loans. This costs the country and other students dearly... writes Simon Ngalomba.

Under pressure, South Sudan agrees to 4 000 new peacekeepers

2016-09-05 06:31

South Sudan has agreed to the deployment of a 4 000-strong regional protection force approved by the UN Security Council after first rejecting the peacekeepers as a violation of its sovereignty.

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