“THIS IS A vote that reminds us of 1994,” said Cyril Ramaphosa as he cast his ballot on May 8th in Soweto, a township on the edge of Johannesburg. According to South Africa’s president, voters “were just as excited as this” 25 years ago.
[Cameroon Tribune] With no majority in the legislature in a semi-presidential system of government, the new DRC leader’s powers appear curbed.
[News24Wire] An application to have South Africa’s electoral laws amended before the May 8 elections to expressly allow independent candidates to stand in the election, has been dismissed in the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday.
[Vanguard] President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, took a swipe at the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in the recently concluded presidential election, describing him as a serial loser.
[New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government, says it is not worried about opposition leader Nelson Chamisa’s regional and continental diplomatic offensive.
[East African] A group of Rwandan rebels could pull the Democratic Republic of Congo into yet another armed conflict, the DRC’s United Nations ambassador has told the UN Security Council.
[Nation] Ethiopia last week ratified the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), leaving only one more ratification for it to take effect.
[allAfrica] March started with for two important events for the Trust Fund for Victims (TFV) of the International Criminal court (ICC).
[AIM] Maputo -Flooding in the central Mozambican province of Zambezia has taken 444 lives, according to the provincial governor, Abdul Razak, cited in a Wednesday press release from the country’s parliament, the Assembly of the Republic.
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican government on Tuesday decreed a national emergency, following the devastation caused by cyclone Idai in the centre of the country.