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Jacob Zuma becomes a father again. File image

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According to the report, the former head of state is believed to have visited the baby under strict security on Thursday night.

A 24 year-old woman has given birth in a Durban hospital to a child believed to be fathered by Jacob Zuma, News24 reported on Friday.

$1 billion in transactions processed on Ecobank Mobile App in Africa

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With over 4 million users, the Ecobank Mobile App is available to all, enabling users to open an Ecobank Xpress™ Account instantly on their mobile device

The groundbreaking Ecobank Mobile App, a single, unified financial services application across 33 African countries, has processed 9 million transactions worth over $1 billion since launch less than 18 months ago.

© Stefan Huenis / AFP | Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari (C) proposes a toast in Lagos, on March 29, 2018.

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The 75-year-old spent much of last year in Britain being treated for an undisclosed ailment, triggering accusations by opposition groups and other critics that he was unfit for office and that his administration was beset by inertia.

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari will seek another term in elections in February 2019, his office said on Monday, ending months of speculation about his plans after bouts of ill health.

Liberian President, George M. Weah (L) and Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo during the press conference at the Jubilee House.

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“I am young, I agree, but you are my big brother, and I know that you will help Liberia to succeed,” he appealed.

The President of Republic of Liberia, George M. Weah, has extended a passionate appeal to the Government of President Akufo-Addo and people of Ghana to help Liberia to progress and succeed.

Main opposition candidate sworn in as Sierra Leone president

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Any registered voter has seven days to petition to the Supreme Court against the results. This was Bio’s second bid for the presidency. He lost in 2012.

Sierra Leone’s election commission declared main opposition candidate Julius Maada Bio as the West African nation’s new president Wednesday, giving the opposition party its first presidency in 10 years.

Several killed in Boko Haram attack in Nigeria, says emergency services

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his was one of the most brazen attacks in recent months and was a precursor to a planned strike on Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State and the birthplace of Boko Haram, the hardline Islamist group.

Boko Haram fighters attacked a military base and two surrounding villages near the flashpoint Nigerian city of Maiduguri overnight, killing at least 18 people and wounding 84, officials said Monday.

African migrants protest outside an Israeli detention facility for African asylum seekers near Kziot in Israel's southern Negev desert near the Egyptian border on February 22, 2018. © Menahem Kahana, AFP

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The deal lifts the threat of a forced expulsion to unnamed African destinations, widely believed to be Rwanda and Uganda, with whom Israel has reached a secret agreement.

Israel says it has reached an agreement with the United Nations to scrap plans to deport African asylum seekers and will resettle many in Western countries instead.

Botswana's President Seretse Ian Khama (R) attend a rally in his village Serowe on March 27, 2018, before officially stepping down on March 31 and handing power to his vice-president on April 1. AFP photo

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He has also become renowned for straight talking -- breaking with diplomatic convention to criticise leaders including US President Donald Trump and then-president Robert Mugabe in neighbouring Zimbabwe.

President Ian Khama of Botswana this week wrapped up a national "farewell tour" before he stands down on Saturday in a power transfer designed to stress his statesmanship and the country's stability.
Khama has visited all of Botswana's 57 constituencies since December, bidding a long goodbye to a population of just 2.2 million after serving the constitutional maximum of 10 years in office.

Abiy Ahmed is set to become Ethiopia's new prime minister after being chosen as the chairman of ruling coalition the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front

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The young, outspoken Abiy Ahmed is now poised to take power, as the ruling coalition and its regional affiliates hold all parliament seats. A vote by lawmakers is expected on Wednesday.

Ethiopia's ruling coalition late Tuesday named a chairman set to become the country's new prime minister amid the latest state of emergency in Africa's second most populous nation.

Sierra Leone court lifts order halting presidential election

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Opposition leader Julius Maada Bio, from the Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP), took 43.3 percent of votes in the first round, while Samura Kamara of the incumbent APC took 42.7 percent.

Sierra Leone's High Court on Monday lifted an order that had halted the country's presidential runoff, delaying the poll until March 31.

File - Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to

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The streets of Cairo are lined with campaign banners and posters extolling el-Sissi, most put up by businessmen or organizations hoping to advertise their support.

This week's presidential election in Egypt is not about who wins - that was settled long ago - but about how many people bother to cast ballots.

Paul Biya: Cameroon's "absentee president"

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But it has also been marked by endemic corruption and reversal of democratic gains, leading to the abolition of term limits in 2008, which allowed the octogenarian to run for re-election in 2011.

Cameroon's President Paul Biya has been in power for 35 years.

But while his longevity in office is a talking point at home, the time he spends out of the country has stirred international comment - as Paul Melly, an associate fellow of Chatham House, explains.

Aishat Alhaji, second from right, one of the girls abducted in February from a boarding school, is photographed after her release, in Dapchi, Nigeria, March 21, 2018.

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Last week, President Muhammadu Buhari visited Dapchi and assured parents that the girls would be released through negotiations rather than by military force.

A month after abducting 110 schoolgirls from a northeast Nigerian boarding school, Boko Haram militants freed almost all of them Wednesday — bringing relief to many families, but raising questions about what triggered the girls' release.

FILE - James Ibori, former governor of Nigeria's Delta State, speaks after a court hearing outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London, Britain, January 31, 2017.

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As governor of oil-producing Delta State from 1999 to 2007, Ibori became one of Nigeria’s most powerful men and enjoyed a millionaire lifestyle, with properties and luxury cars in several countries.

James Ibori, a Nigerian politician who spent years in UK jails after pleading guilty to laundering a stolen fortune in Britain, launched an appeal against his conviction on Wednesday, alleging corruption in the ranks of British police.

Pan African University 2018 Student Call Now Open: Join Africa’s Leaders in Water and Energy

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The Pan African University Institute for Water and Energy Sciences including Climate Change (PAUWES) offers four distinct two-year Master programs

The Pan African University Institute for Water and Energy Sciences including Climate Change (PAUWES) (http://PAUWES.univ-tlemcen.dz) in Algeria contributes to promoting higher education and applied research in the fields of water, energy and climate change – a key contribution to sustainable development in Africa. The admissions process for its Master programs in water and energy (both engineering and policy tracks) starting in September 2018 is now open. All AU citizens (including diaspora) are encouraged to apply, particularly women and candidates from Southern, Central, and Northern Africa.

Mauritius President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim.

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Gurib-Fakim, Africa's only female head of state, submitted her resignation in the "national interest," her lawyer Yousouf Mohamed told reporters, adding that it would take effect on March 23.

Mauritius President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, who has been embroiled in a financial scandal, resigned on Saturday, her lawyer said, just days after she refused to stand down.

South Africa hits Jacob Zuma with arms deal corruption charges

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Zuma, who was forced to resign by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) last month, was at the centre of the deal to buy European military kit that has cast a shadow over politics in Africa's most industrialised economy for years.

Former South African president Jacob Zuma was charged with corruption on Friday over a $2.5 billion state arms deal, a stunning judicial ruling on a continent where political 'Big Men' rarely face their day in court.

Robbery suspect demands sh200,000 ‘bribe’ refund after failing to secure release

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“I was escorted from the police station to KCB Matuu branch in a police vehicle and taken back to custody after withdrawing Sh200,000, which was to be shared between the police officers and the complainant to settle the case and get me freed,” he said.

A robbery suspect shocked a court in Machakos County when he accused the police of failing to “kill the case” despite him paying them.

FILE - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, Sept. 19, 2017.

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"President Buhari added that Nigeria was working in concert with international organisations and negotiators, to ensure that the girls were released unharmed by their captors," the presidency statement said.

Nigeria's presidency said on Monday it plans to negotiate for the release of 110 girls abducted from a school in the northeastern town of Dapchi last month, rather than use a military operation to free them by force.

File image - Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe

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"There is an understated panic -- especially within ZANU-PF," said Zimbabwean political analyst Brian Kagoro who added that the ruling party had already struggled to formulate a response to the opposition following the death of its figurehead Morgan Tsvangirai in February.

Zimbabwe's ex-leader Robert Mugabe sent shockwaves through the party he dominated for decades when he posed with the retired general who will take on the ruling ZANU-PF in this year's election

Africa’s population explosion is a ticking time bomb - African Development Bank Governors

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The African Development Bank and its East and North African Governors have stressed the need for urgent measures to match the continent’s growing population and youth unemployment, which they likened to a “ticking time bomb.”

Africa is projected to have over 840 million youth by 2050 with the continent having the youngest population on earth.

AGCO Agribusiness Qualification set to bring young talent into the agricultural value chain

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Twenty students have been enrolled on this brand-new program which is focused on developing the skills, leadership and strategic expertise to drive African agricultural prosperity.

AGCO, Your Agriculture Company (NYSE:AGCO), a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, and its partners celebrated the launch of the new AGCO Agribusiness Qualification (AAQ) at Strathmore University in Kenya on 6 March 2018.

Merck Foundation marks ‘International Women’s Day’ with the First Lady of Niger

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Her Excellency, the First Lady of Niger, H.E. Mrs. Aissata Issoufou Mahamadou emphasized, “I truly value our partnership with Merck Foundation. I firmly believe that building professional capacity is a good strategy to help our government to improve access...

Merck Foundation, in partnership with the First Lady of Niger builds healthcare capacity in the country with special focus on Cancer, Diabetes and Infertility.
Merck Foundation appoints the first Lady of Niger, as an Ambassador of Merck More than a Mother.

African Women Take the Lead to End Female Genital Mutilation (FGM/C) & Early Child Marriage (ECM) in Africa through the Strategic Launch of the Big Sister Movement

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In Africa 6000 girls are mutilated everyday, 200 million women live with the effects of FGM/C, and 30 million girls are still at risk over the next decades

The BIG SISTER MOVEMENT (BSM) is the largest grassroots coalition of Local NGOs led by women survivors of FGM/C’s from The Gambia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Kenya and Somalia with the aim of giving back the testimonies and scope of actions to survivors, to enable them to tell their own stories, advocate and find grassroots solutions to the issue of FGM/C in Africa.

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