THESE DAYS it is notable when both Republicans and Democrats oppose a foreign policy of Donald Trump’s in strident unison. When it was reported that Mark Esper, the secretary of defence, was set to remove American forces from the Sahel, where jihadists have been wreaking havoc across a vast swathe of Africa, members of Congress reacted angrily together, arguing vigorously against such a course. A few weeks later Mike Pompeo, the secretary of state, sounding ambivalent on the matter, set off on the first tour of sub-Saharan Africa by any member of Mr Trump’s cabinet for a year and a half
[Daily Trust] The management of Radio Bayelsa has suspended nine workers after hoodlums attacked the station to protest the supreme court’s judgement sacking governor-elect David Lyon.
[Daily Trust] Kaduna -The National Chairman of the People’s Redemption Party (PRP), Malam Falalu Bello, has declared the party’s readiness to relegate the All Progresives Congress (APC), the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other parties to the background at the 2023 general elections.
[VOA] Blantyre -Police in Malawi have announced the closure Monday of roads leading to the High Court in the capital, Lilongwe, where judges of the country’s Constitutional Court are expected to deliver the verdict in a case challenging a vote last year that reelected incumbent President Peter Mutharika.
[Nyasa Times] Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has rubbished President Peter Mutharika’s assertions that the opposition political party leaders are planning to topple his government through violent demonstrations.
[Nyasa Times] Opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) presidential hopeful Lazarus Chakwera who is also the second petitioner in the disputed May 21 presidential election results has urged people to respect the Constitutional Court much-awaited judgement.
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -A group of Sudanese lawyers have filed a complaint to the Prosecutor of Khartoum North against deposed President Omar Al Bashir, former Vice-President Ali Osman Taha, former Parliament Speaker El Fateh Ezzeldin, and members of the Sudan Scholars Association, for ordering the killing of demonstrators.
[New Zimbabwe] A Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) former consultant who allegedly attempted to swindle 2018 presidential elections candidate Joseph Busha out of US$65 000 was Friday temporarily granted her passport after begging the court to release it so she could visit outside the country.
[Nation] Orange Democratic Movement’s Imran Okoth is on the verge of clinching the Kibra parliamentary seat.
[Premium Times] The Supreme Court on Monday again struck out an appeal filed by the presidential candidate of the Hope Democratic Party (HDP), Ambrose Owuru, seeking the nullification of President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election.