18-May-2019 to 11:02

SA unions urge Ramaphosa to trim 'bloated' cabinet

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa’s biggest labor-union group, COSATU, has urged President Cyril Ramaphosa to cut the size of his bloated cabinet to 26 ministers and a maximum of six deputies, and should exclude anyone implicated in graft known as state capture.

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17-May-2019 to 13:12

Liberia: UN, ECOWAS, AU Stress need for continued dialogue

APA-Monrovia (Liberia) — On the June 7 planned protest, the United Nations, Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and African Union Liaison Office, have reiterated the need for inclusive, transparent and continued dialogue among Liberians.

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17-May-2019 to 08:18

Ethiopia: Five political parties confirm merger

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — Five political parties operating inside and outside Ethiopia on Thursday merged to form a new party named Hibr Ethiopia Democratic Party.

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17-May-2019 to 07:54

Benin: New MPs officially installed

APA-Cotonou (Benin) By Ulvaeus Balogoun — Elected for a four year-term, MPs of Benin’s eighth legislature took office at the end of a ceremony chaired by the Office of the most senior officials of the new National Assembly, in accordance with Article 6 of procedural rules.

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15-May-2019 to 15:38

Sudan: Sticking point blots transition deal

APA-Khartoum (Sudan) — Sudan's new military rulers have confirmed reaching a tentative deal with the country’s opposition alliance for a three-year transition period but a key sticking point remains over who gets the lion's share of seats in the so-called sovereign council.

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15-May-2019 to 11:43

Khama fomenting divisions in Botswana – Former legislators

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Former Botswana lawmakers on Wednesday accused former president Ian Khama of creating “national instability emanating from his unfounded appeal for sympathy from across the nation.”

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13-May-2019 to 22:35

Sudan: Bashir charged over demo deaths

APA-Khartoum (Sudan) — Sudan's ousted president of thirty years, Omar al-Bashir has been charged over the killing of dozens of protesters during a wave of demonstrations that had gripped the country since December.

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