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Bamako (AFP) Mali’s president has appointed the government of the country’s new prime minister, as he prepares for a presidential campaign amid an ongoing threat from jihadists. According to a decree published Sunday, President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita installed 36 ministers for Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga’s government. Six new members are entering the government, formed hours after 63-year-old Maiga’s appointment on Saturday following the unexpected resignation of Abdoulaye Idrissa Maiga on Friday. Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdoulaye Diop has been replaced by Tieman Hubert Coulibaly, former Minister of Territorial Administration. The newRead More
President Alpha Conde of Guinea has given the green light for local elections to be held on February 4, 2018, the first such vote for the country's 342 voting districts since 2005.Read More
Senegal vowed Monday it would introduce a long-delayed points system for its drivers after more than 50 people died on the roads during a week of Muslim pilgrimage to a holy Sufi site.Read More
Saint Louis (Senegal) (AFP) Senegal vowed Monday it would introduce a long-delayed points system for its drivers after more than 50 people died on the roads during a week of Muslim pilgrimage to a holy Sufi site. Transport Minister Abdoulaye Daouda Diallo told journalists in northwestern city Saint-Louis that the application of the law was “irreversible” and would be enforced from 2018, though it had initially been announced to start this year. Diallo was attending a memorial for 25 victims of a single accident in northern Senegal after a minibusRead More
As Egypt's mobile operators thrive, state-owned Telecom Egypt is entering the market in an effort to boost state revenues.Read More
Canada imposed sanctions Friday against 52 people in three countries for human rights abuses and corruption under a new law enacted in memory of late Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.Read More

Posted On October 11, 2017By In None

Rwanda says torture claims ‘baseless’

Rwanda denied Wednesday that its military used torture to extract confessions from detainees, calling a scathing report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) "baseless".Read More
Harare (AFP) Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe on Monday stripped one of the top candidates to succeed him of a cabinet post, as the battle to replace the long-ruling leader intensifies. Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who also doubled as minister of justice, was replaced by ruling ZANU-PF party loyalist Happyton Bonyongwe. Mnangagwa will stay on as one of Mugabe’s two vice presidents. Mugabe, 93, has tried to enforce strict discipline in his ruling ZANU-PF party for decades and avoided naming a successor even as concerns have grown over his advanced ageRead More
One of Zimbabwe's vice presidents on Wednesday accused the other of "using lies" over an allegation of poisoning, fuelling political tensions ahead of next year's elections.Read More
Nigeria has been advised to pull out of 90 international organisations, as part of a government drive to save money, the country's finance minister said on Wednesday.Read More