[Deutsche Welle] President Ali Bongo is returning to Gabon after receiving treatment for a stroke he had in October, government sources say. It comes a week after a coup attempt was thwarted and days after he appointed a new government.
What’s in it for Donald? PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP thinks America is being ripped off. “We have spent $7trn—trillion with a T—$7trn in the Middle East,” he told a crowd last year, exaggerating slightly.
[Afrobarometer] Libreville, Gabon -Despite massive public dissatisfaction with the status quo, Gabonese citizens strongly support democracy and reject military and one-man rule, Afrobarometer’s most recent national survey shows.
[New Zimbabwe] Marondera -The prison service has failed to bring inmates to the courts for trial and bail applications over the past three days due to the country’s fuel crisis, it has emerged.
[New Times] After a few minutes spent entering flight and insecticide treatment plans, a click of the start button on the tablet sets things in motion.
[Independent (Kampala)] London, UK -UK parliamentarians have condemned the Ugandan Government’s reported arrest and torture of opposition MPs, urging the British Government to promote democracy in Uganda.
[New Zimbabwe] THE MDC has scoffed at an offer by Zanu PF legislators to give up expensive all-terrain vehicles and other luxury perks so that the cash-strapped government can direct resources to more pressing commitments.
[Guardian] President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday inaugurated an advisory technical committee for the implementation of the proposed N30, 000 new minimum wage for Nigerian workers.
People say he’s got Togo IT IS NO mean feat for a ruling party to lose seats in an election boycotted by 14 opposition parties. Yet such is the depth of unhappiness with Faure Gnassingbé, the president of Togo, that his party’s majority shrank in parliamentary elections on December 20th, even though almost no one was standing against it. The opposition coalition shunned the vote, accusing the government of rigging the voters’ register
[The Herald] There are no expired medicines being dispensed at public health institutions as there are systems to ensure the safety of citizens, Government has said.