Mozambique: Chang Should Stand Trial, Says Finance Minister Salomao

[AIM] Maputo -Former Mozambican Finance Minister Tomas Salomao has expressed his indignation and disappointment at the involvement of one of his successors. Manuel Chang, in the scandal of Mozambique’s “hidden debts”.

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Nigeria: Election Commission Tackles Opposition Leader On Use of Smart Card Readers

[Premium Times] The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, Thursday accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of making a U-turn on its plan to use Smart Card Readers (SCR) in the upcoming 2019 elections.

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South Africa: Why the ANC Itself Is the Chief Impediment to Ramaphosa’s Agenda

[The Conversation Africa] Even his detractors would concede that Cyril Ramaphosa has greatly improved the political atmosphere in South Africa since assuming the presidency in February 2018. True, the scope for any further deterioration was minimal

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Nigeria: Why I Was Not at Signing of Peace Accord – Opposition Presidential Candidate Atiku

[Premium Times] Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, said on Tuesday that he did not receive any invitation to take part at the signing of a peace accord for 2019 presidential candidates.

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South Africa: Eskom Turns Lights Off With Nationwide Loadshedding

[allAfrica] Cape Town -South African energy giant Eskom has embarked on Stage 1 and 2 loadshedding, meaning that it needs to shed up to 2,000 megawatts nationwide, as it faces operational challenges, which includes the deterioration of coal fired power stations.

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