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Fistfight breaks out in Kenya parliament
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Fistfight breaks out in Kenya parliament

A parliament session in Kenya has descended into chaos, with rival MPs trading punches. Opposition lawmakers tried to block discussions on the introduction of manual vote-counting for next year’s presidential election. The government wants a back-up to the electronic system but the opposition says it is a way of rigging […]

Nana Akuffo Addo, President elect
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NPP to review Mahama’s last minute appointments, contracts

The incoming Akufo-Addo government has condemned the last minute appointments of people to key state institutions as well as the signing of contracts by the outgoing John Mahama-led government, and served notice to review same within the remit of the country’s laws. President Mahama who leaves office on January 7 […]

President John Mahama
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Mahama swears in new CHRAJ and NCCE bosses

President John Dramani Mahama has appointed two new substantive chairpersons for the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) and the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ). They are Madam Josephine Nkrumah for the NCCE and Mr Joseph Whittal for CHRAJ. They are both lawyers. Madam Nkrumah prior to […]

Hannah Tetteh, Foreign Affairs Minister
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Online passport application launched

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has launched an online passport application system to ease the process of passport acquisition in the country. Under the new system, actual passport processing times and delivery deadlines would take fifteen working days for standard applications and five working days for express […]

Ghana votes
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The Ghanaian General Election: Ghana bets on change

It was the phone call he thought he would never have to make. The fifty hours between the close of polling and making that call was testament to the time it took to come to terms with defeat. At 7.41pm on Friday 9 December 2016, Ghana’s President John Mahama of […]

Sen. Cory Gardner took pains to cast his proposal as far broader than the Russian hacking of U.S. election officials. | AP Photo
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Pressure grows on McConnell for special Russia hacking probe

Sen. Cory Gardner plans to introduce legislation to create a select committee to investigate an array of cyber security threats. By BURGESS EVERETT John McCain and Lindsey Graham’s bipartisan push to create a special committee to investigate Russia’s election-season hacking and other cybersecurity threats received a potential boost Monday as […]

Prof Mike Ocquaye (L) and other NPP members at thanksgiving service
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Next Speaker of Parliament will come from the coast – Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu

The Minority Leader in Parliament, Mr Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has given hints of who the New Patriotic Party (NPP) would put up for election as the next Speaker of Parliament from 2017 to 2020. Even though he did not mention a name, his description of the candidate fits that of Papa […]

President Robert Mugabe called for unity in his party.
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Zanu-PF confirms 92 year old Mugabe as 2018 election candidate

Zimbabwe’s governing Zanu-PF party has confirmed President Robert Mugabe as its candidate for the 2018 elections. Mr Mugabe, who is 92, has been in power since independence from Britain in 1980. At the party’s conference, the Zanu-PF youth wing even proposed that Mr Mugabe should be declared president for life. […]

China Warns US President-Elect Trump
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China Warns US President-Elect Trump

Beijing has warned the incoming US administration that any attempt to challenge the “One China” policy could impact on peace in the Taiwan Strait. Interference may also damage developing US-China relations, a spokesman said. Under the “One China” policy, the US has formal ties with China rather than the island […]

ECOWAS Chair, Ellen J. Sirleaf and President Mahama  arrive in Gambia
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Mahama arrives in The Gambia to persuade Jammeh to leave office

President John Dramani Mahama has touched down in the capital city of The Gambia, Banjul to help mediate in a post-election impasse between incumbent Yahya Jammeh and President-elect Adama Barrow. The President confirmed his arrival in Banjul in a tweet The trip to Gambia is President Mahama’s first foreign trip […]