Disputed DR Congo president in election move

DR Congo President Joseph Kabila, whom critics accuse of seeking an illegal third term in office, has been named as a leading figure in a campaign group for the vast African country’s upcoming elections. The cabinet on Thursday unanimously approved the creation of a “grand political electoral coalition” named the Common Front for Congo (FCC), […]

Zimbabwe to hold national election on July 30

Zimbabwe will hold nation-wide polls to elect the president and members of parliament’s lower house on July 30, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said in an official publication on Wednesday. The elections will be a major test for Mnangagwa who succeeded veteran former president Robert Mugabe as head of state following a brief military takeover in November […]

No sign of Mugabe at Zimbabwe parliament hearing

A Zimbabwe parliamentary committee gathered Wednesday to hear evidence from former president Robert Mugabe, but there was no immediate sign that he would attend. Lawmakers want to question Mugabe over his 2016 claim that the country had lost $15 billion in revenue due to corruption and foreign exploitation in the diamond sector. The parliamentary schedule […]

Sudan’s Bashir sacks army chief of staff

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir on Tuesday fired his military chief of staff as part of a “major” shake-up, the official SUNA news agency reported. The agency said Lieutenant General Emadeddin Adawi was “sacked” and the job of military chief of staff given to Lieutenant General Kamal Abdul Maaruf, who was previously the army’s inspector general. […]