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Senegal’s Faye makes first foreign visit as president to Mauritania

Senegal’s new President Bassirou Diomaye Faye on Thursday visited neighbouring Mauritania on his first official trip abroad since his election at the end of March, the two presidencies said. The 44-year-old leader will conduct a “friendship and working visit” due to last a few hours, the presidencies said, during which he is set to hold talks with …

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Togo indefinitely postpones legislative elections

The Togolese government has indefinitely postponed legislative elections initially scheduled for April 20. Togo’s government has delayed April 20 legislative elections until an unspecified date, the presidency said on Wednesday, after lawmakers approved controversial constitutional reform. “Consultations” were needed, a statement said, over the amendment adopted by parliament in March that has triggered fierce criticism …

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President Mnangagwa: No Intention to Run for Third Term in Zimbabwe

In a video unveiled by leading Zimbabwean newspaper The Sunday Mail, president Emmerson Mnangagwa dismissed allegations he would run for an unconstitutional third term. “There is not an iota of evidence where Zanu PF or I, as President, has ever expressed the violation of our Constitution,” the 81-year-old said. “We in Zanu PF are very democratic …

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Senegal: Supporters celebrate Diomaye Faye’s inauguration

Supporters of Bassirou Diomaye Faye arrived at the Abdou Diouf International Conference Center in Diamniadio, just outside of Dakar, ahead of his inauguration as Senegal’s fifth president on Tuesday. Faye was elected after former President Macky Sall attempted to delay elections in February, leading to deadly protests on the streets of Dakar. Senegal’s Constitutional Court …

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South Africa Politics: ANC’s Attempt to Ban Former Leader Zuma’s Party from Polls Fails

A South African court on Tuesday dismissed the ruling party’s case demanding a rival opposition party be deregistered and banned from participating in the upcoming election. The Electoral Court said the ruling African National Congress party’s objection to how the Independent Electoral Commission handled the uMkhonto weSizwe Party’s registration had no merit, adding it should …

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Speaker of South African Parliament Faces Uncertain Fate as Arrest Decision Is Deferred Until April 2

Facing possible arrest for various counts of corruption and bribery, South Africa’s embattled National Assembly speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, is a free woman — at least until next Tuesday. Judgment was reserved till April 2 in the speaker’s application to interdict her arrest. South African state prosecutors on Monday had said they intend to charge the …

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Togo adopts new Constitution moving nation from presidential to parliamentary system

Togolese will no longer elect their president. Late Monday (Mar. 25), lawmakers adopted a new constitution introduced by members of the ruling party which transitions the West African nation from a presidential to a parliamentary system. The country’s opposition, which boycotted the last legislative elections in 2018 and recently denounced “irregularities” in the electoral census, is …

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The first woman to run for president in years inspires hope in Senegal

Senegal’s only female presidential candidate may stand little to no chance of winning in Sunday’s election, but activists say her presence alone is helping to advance a decadeslong campaign to achieve gender equality in the West African nation. Anta Babacar Ngom, a 40-year-old business executive, is a voice for both women and young people — …

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