30-Aug-2020 to 06:17

ANC tension amid attempts to elbow Ramaphosa out

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — An official in South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) on Saturday warned that any attempts to remove President Cyril Ramaphosa from power would not succeed for it would be “derailed” in its tracks.

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28-Aug-2020 to 16:28

S/Africa: Pressure forces ex-mayor to resign from legislature

APA-Durban (South Africa) — The former mayor of South Africa’s Durban city Zandile Gumede has been forced to resign from the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Provincial legislature following nationwide criticism, APA learnt on Friday.

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28-Aug-2020 to 14:42

I/Coast: AI urges end to pre-poll violence

APA-Dakar (Senegal) — The human rights watchdog Amnesty International has warned against an increase in violence and repression of dissident voices in Cote d’Ivoire in the run-up to the October 31 presidential election.

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27-Aug-2020 to 17:50

Military junta releases Mali’s ousted leader

APA - Bamako (Mali) — Former Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita (IBK) has been freed nine days after his arrest.

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26-Aug-2020 to 14:51

Libya protests: Sarraj under pressure to leave

APA-Tripoli (Libya) — Libyans have found a new target to vent their frustrations after years of life short of social services they had taken for granted under the rule of long-term strongman Muammar Gaddafi.

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25-Aug-2020 to 17:39

Ethiopia: Majority favour constitutional amendment, additional working languages...

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — A survey conducted by Afrobarometer reveals that most Ethiopians favour a constitutional amendment and additional working languages for the federal government.

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25-Aug-2020 to 14:27

Disgraced mayor’s redeployment causes friction within ANC coalition

APA-Durban (South Africa) — Leaders of South Africa’s Communist Party (SACP) on Tuesday expressed discomfort with the ruling African National Congress party’s redeployment of disgraced former Durban mayor Zandile Gumede who is facing fraud charges on a US$12-million waste disposal tender deal.

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