Afriforum CEO Kallie Kriel said: “Irrespective of whether it’s a Breitling watch, luxury vehicle, or computers and furniture in the EFF’s offices will be seized in order to recover the money owed to AfriForum, we will ensure that we will obtain it in order to send a clear message to Malema and the EFF that no one is above the law.”
Stunned, Somalia’s federal government is in an awkward spot. If Mukhtar Robow’s campaign for a regional presidency goes forward, observers say the man who once praised Osama bin Laden and tried to impose an Islamic state has a good chance at winning next month’s election.
“The Robow case is really jeopardizing any chance of another al-Shabab leader to consider defecting to the government side,” said Sheikh-Ali, who advocates dialogue with the extremist group. “Somalia needs peace.”
Ghanaian activist Samia Yaba Christina Nkrumah and the daughter of Kwame Nkrumah said: “Our unity is a great contributor to peace and Africans need to take charge – A new Africa has to be born.” Nkrumah said she wants democracy to translate into “tangible” things: “I want it to eradicate poverty, more sanitation, adequate water for all, reliable power supply. We are thinking of the outcome of democracy and not just the right to exercise the right to vote.”
Duduzane Zuma, the son of South Africa’s graft-tainted former president Jacob Zuma, will stand trial for culpable homicide in March over a fatal late night car crash in 2014, a magistrate said Friday. Magistrate Heidi Barnard told the packed court that there would be a pre-trial hearing in January.
“I want you to avail yourself as well on 26 March 2019, that will be your trial date,” she said.
Sahle-Work Zewde was born on 21 February 1950), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and well-regarded diplomat representing Ethiopia at global, continental and regional organizations including the UN, the African Union (AU) and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), had also served as Ethiopia’s ambassador to various countries. United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced the appointment of Sahle-Work Zewde of Ethiopia as his Special Representative to the African Union and Head of the United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU) at the level of Under-Secretary-General.
Before her appointment in Central African Republic, she was Permanent Representative of Ethiopia to the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. She has also served as director-general for African Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, posts that she held since 2006.
For some Congolese who watched anxiously as the election was delayed amid sometimes deadly protests over Kabila’s extended stay in power, it will be enough to finally stand in line at polling stations and move on.
“The voting machine is not a big problem,” said Salomon Bagheni, a member of Beni’s civil society. “Use it or not, the essential thing is holding the elections on Dec. 23 to bring new leadership to this country.”
The Peoples Democratic Party has announced Senate President Bukola Saraki the head of its presidential campaign efforts. Mr Bukola Saraki’s official position as the director-general of the Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign Organisation was disclosed on Tuesday morning by Kola Ologbondiyan, the party’s spokesperson. Mr Abubakar was elected the presidential candidate of the main opposition party at its national convention in Port Harcourt earlier this month.
Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says President Muhammadu Buhari directed him to initiate the recall of Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central district, over acts of contempt and disloyalty. In the letter, Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai listed the ‘compendium’ of sins committed by Shehu Sani against him, the president and the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Aisha Alhassan, famously known as Mama Taraba has been disqualified from running for the governorship seat of the state by the National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress. Her disqualification was made known today in a statement listing all the governorship aspirants taking part in the direct and indirect primaries of the party on Friday.
Teneo Intelligence, a New York-based analysis firm, says the Osun state governorship election has shown that President Muhammadu Buhari could lose in 2019. “A second term for Mr Buhari however raises the risk of limited economic progress and further fiscal deterioration, prolonging the stagnation of his first term, particularly if there is no move towards completing reform of the exchange rate system or fiscal adjustments that diversify government revenues away from oil,” the report read.
Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza’s release surprised many because it is unusual for longtime President Paul Kagame to pardon potential challengers. She quickly urged Kagame to release all other political prisoners. “The beginning of opening of the political space in Rwanda, I hope so,” prominent Rwandan opposition leader Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza said.