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Vigilante groups must be disbanded – AU Political Affairs Director

The African Union Political Affairs Department has urged government to take steps to disband political vigilante groups in the country. The Director of Political Affairs of AU, Dr Khabele Matlosa, found it disappointing that vigilante groups still exist in Ghana almost three years after an observer team from the AU asked political parties in the country to disband such groups. ...

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South Africa Tourism reschedules 2019 Africa’s Travel Indaba

South Africa Tourism has announced that it will reschedule this year’s Africa’s Travel Indaba. This follows the State of the Nation address by President Cyril Rampahosa, who confirmed that May 8, 2019, will be the date for the national elections. Indaba was scheduled to take place from May 6 to May 9 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre ...

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Disqualified Egyptian club Ismaily reinstated in Champions League

Egyptian club Ismaily have been reinstated into the African Champions League after disqualification last month when fans forced the abandonment of a home fixture against Club Africain, the Confederation of African Football said on Monday. Ismaily supporters threw stones and water bottles towards the field, which forced Cameroon referee Neant Alioum to order the teams into the changing rooms in ...

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is new AU Chairperson

Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is the new Chairperson of the African Union (AU) for 2019. He takes over from Rwandan Leader, Paul Kagame who has been occupying the position since January 2018. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi according to Ashraf Swelam, who heads a think tank linked to the country’s foreign ministry, will likely focus less on “financial and administrative reform” ...

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Curvy, sexy Ugandan women named new tourist attraction

The Ministry of Tourism has added curvy and sexy Ugandan women to the list of tourism products to attract tourists. Unveiling the initiative in Kampala Tuesday, the State Minister for Tourism, Mr Godfrey Kiwanda, said a beauty pageant dubbed ‘Miss Curvy Uganda’ has been launched to select sexy curvaceous women and the finalists will be selected in June. “We have ...

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Egypt mummies: New tombs found in Minya

Fifty mummies dating back to the Ptolemaic era (305-30BC) have been found by Egyptian archaeologists, the antiquities ministry says. The mummies, of which 12 were children, were found in four burial chambers 9m (30ft) deep in the Tuna El-Gebel site in Minya, south of the capital Cairo. Some were wrapped in linen, others were in stone coffins or wooden sarcophagi. ...

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S. Africa’s far left party pledges jobs, land reclamation at manifesto launch

South Africa’s radical left party has pledged to prioritize employment and reclaim land by the country’s black majority. The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) revealed this in its manifesto launch on Saturday ahead of the May scheduled general elections. “We cannot postpone the land question, we cannot postpone the job question, it must happen now, we don’t want to be told ...

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Belgium to take in Gbagbo

Belgium has agreed to take in former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo following his acquittal at the International Criminal Court in The Hague on Saturday, February 2 according to reports. “In response to a request from the International Criminal Court, Belgium has agreed to take in Laurent Gbagbo,” said spokesman Karl Lagatie, who added that he did not know if ...

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Central African Republic seal peace deal with armed groups

The Central African Republic and 14 armed groups reached a peace deal during talks in Khartoum on Saturday, the United Nations said. The talks started on Jan. 24, the U.N. Mission in the Central African Republic said on Twitter. The Central African Republic has been in chaos since 2013 when mainly Muslim Seleka rebels ousted the president, provoking a backlash ...

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