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Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa appoints military, party loyalists to cabinet

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Zimbabwe's new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed a new Cabinet that includes ruling party loyalists as well as figures linked to the military, whose takeover helped oust former leader Robert Mugabe.

FILE - Cameroon police officials walk with riot shields

Africa

At least 6 armed separatists and a police official have been killed and several people wounded in the southwestern Cameroon English speaking town of Mamfe during an attack on a military post. The attack occurred after a special envoy from Nigeria assured Cameroon that they want to work jointly to reduce terrorism on their frontiers. Cameroon has been complaining that armed separatists were using Nigerian territory as a training ground.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Africa

Zimbabwe's new government has unveiled a $5 billion budget for 2018 that it says will revive the country's moribund economy as long as the country can rein in corruption, hold a credible election and implement investor friendly laws.

Vice President Joseph Boakai (R) and George Weah (L). Photo credit - dailyfamilyng

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Liberia's supreme court cleared the way Thursday for the presidential runoff to go forward, saying there was not enough evidence to support allegations of fraud.

Mrs. Ololo, Imo's commissioner for happiness. Photo - Newswires

Africa

A Nigerian governor has created a new role for his sister - as commissioner for happiness.

Sierra Leone Parliament Ratifies Key Bumbuna II Project Documents

Africa

Following on from the Government of Sierra Leone’s signing of the 25-year Power Purchase and Implementation Agreements with Joule Africa in August 2017, these important project documents have now been ratified by the Sierra Leone Parliament. This marks another important milestone in the development of the Bumbuna II hydropower project which, when completed, will provide much-needed all-year round power to Sierra Leone.

Thousands of protestors calling for the departure from office of Togolese President, Faure Gnassingbe, took the streets of Lomé yesterday for the third time this past week, as promised talks continue to stall.

Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in as the new president of Kenya and the country's fourth head of state on Tuesday. Photo credit - dw

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn-in for a second five-year term in front of a rapturous crowd on Tuesday as riot police teargassed people trying to reach an area where the opposition planned a rival gathering.

Zimbabwe's new President, Emmerson Mnangagwa. File image

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Zimbabwe’s new president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, on Tuesday announced a three-month amnesty window for the return of public funds illegally stashed abroad by individuals and companies.

Macron: 'I am from a generation that doesn't tell Africans what to do'

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France’s President Emmanuel Macron told African youths in Burkina Faso on Tuesday that he belonged to a new generation of French leaders who would build partnerships with the continent rather than tell it what to do.

Death toll in Egypt mosque attack rises to more than 300

Africa

Gunmen attacked a packed mosque in Egypt's restive North Sinai province on Friday and set off a bomb, killing at least 305 people in the country's deadliest attack in recent memory.

Third Biennial Scientific Conference on Medical Products Regulation in Africa

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Significant strides have been made over the years to enhance and modernize the regulation of pharmaceutical manufacturing and product quality across the world. However, the drug registration system in Africa remains complex and varied, and with each country invoking separate audit and assessment processes, it almost guarantees that Africans will be the last to benefit from new drugs launched onto the international market. Harmonisation of the processes for medicine registration is long overdue.

85 Killed in Sinai Mosque Attack

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Egyptian security officials said suspected militants attacked a packed mosque Friday in the volatile northern Sinai Peninsula, killing 85 people.

Emmerson Mnangagwa, center, and his wife Auxillia, right, arrive at the presidential inauguration ceremony in Harare, Zimbabwe, Nov. 24, 2017.

Africa

The newly installed president of Zimbabwe began his inaugural address Friday with praise for his predecessor and a promise to hold "democratic" elections next year as scheduled. He said Zimbabweans should "never remain hostages of our past."

President Yoweri Museveni(left) and Zimbabwe's former President Robert Mugabe at an event. Reuters file image.

Africa

On 21 November, Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe resigned as president under intense pressure from the military, his own party, and mass protests. The news was celebrated on the streets of Harare and also by pro-democracy activists across the continent.

Photo of the entrance to the prayer hall, published on Facebook on November 21, 2017

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At least 50 people were killed on Tuesday when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a mosque in northeast Nigeria, police said, in an attack blamed on Boko Haram jihadists.

Photo of the entrance to the prayer hall, published on Facebook on November 21, 2017

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Written by Umar Faruck Musa - The town of Mubi, in the north-east of Nigeria, was hit by a suicide bomb on the morning of Tuesday, November 21, which killed at least 50 people. The bomb went off after a terrorist entered a mosque and detonated explosives during morning prayers. Our Observer arrived on the scene 30 minutes after it happened, and helped the wounded.

Back when they were friends: Emmerson Mnangagwa (left) and the Mugabe couple hold hands during celebrations to mark the president's birthday on February 27, 2016. © Jekesai Njikizana, AFP

Africa

Emmerson Mnangagwa had seen his political fortunes rise and fall more than once during Robert Mugabe’s quixotic 37-year rule. But when his nemesis, Grace Mugabe, pushed him too far, the “crocodile” snapped back.

Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe resigns after 37 years in power

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Robert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe’s president on Tuesday, shortly after parliament began an impeachment process to end his nearly four decades of rule.

Israel Moves to Deport 40,000 African Migrants

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The fate of 40,000 African migrants in Israel remains unclear after lawmakers approved a proposal to deport them.

Kenya's Supreme Court upholds Kenyatta election win

Africa

Kenya's Supreme Court on Monday dismissed two petitions to overturn the country's October 26 presidential election re-run, validating the poll victory of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The International Migration Organization says it has gathered evidence of slavery in Libya. Getty image

Africa

A video appearing to show African migrants sold as slaves in Libya sparked a global outcry on Monday as protests erupted in Europe and Africa, while soccer stars to U.N. officials made impassioned pleas for the abuse to end.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe faces impeachment after military takeover

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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe faces the start of impeachment proceedings on Tuesday that could see him ousted within the week, against the backdrop of a military takeover dubbed “Operation Restore Legacy”.

Kenya's Odinga Calls for International Help in Deadly Crisis

Africa

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga called Sunday for "international intervention" in the country's election crisis, saying at least 31 supporters have been killed by police and militia since his return from an overseas trip on Friday.

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