Politics

Osafo-Maafo named Senior Presidential Advisor to Ghana’s President

Mr Yaw Osafo-Maafo is now a Senior Presidential Advisor to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. Mr Osafo-Maafo who served as a Senior Minister in President Akufo-Addo’s first tenure but retired and chose to remain in the background in the second term disclosed his new role on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. He was addressing the Birim Central Municipal Assembly at Akyem …

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Somalia: Lawmakers vote to extend President’s term by two years

Somalia’s Lower House of Parliament has voted to approve a bill to extend President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo’s term in office by two years. The controversial special election bill was overwhelmingly approved by 149 members. It needs to be approved by the upper chamber before becoming law. Mr Farmajo welcomed the passing of the bill in the lower chamber, adding that …

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GUNSMOKE & MIRRORS — Earl Ankrah cross-examines the hasty conviction and incarceration of an unstable man, who carried a gun close to the President and confessed his intent to take his life.

The summary sentence of Charles Antwi as witnessed in awe by the nation these past few days is the nation’s loss; not his. It’s been viewed through polarized political prisms, thereby impairing our vision into what should have been a home-run moment for the country. file photo of Earl Ankrah (author of this article) At least our constitution suggests everyone …

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Ivory Coast: Ouattara says ex-leader Gbagbo can return home

Ivorian president Alassane Ouattara has said that his predecessor, the ex-president Laurent Gbagbo can return home. Ouattara said Gbagbo’s his right-hand man Charles Ble Goude can also return home after the duo were definitively acquitted of crimes against humanity. Last week, the International Criminal Court (ICC) upheld the acquittal of Laurent Gbagbo on crimes against humanity charges. Judges dismissed an …

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Russia: Putin signs law allowing him to rule till 2036

The Russian president has signed legislation that gives him the right to run for two more consecutive terms. The constitutional amendment was approved by referendum last year. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed legislation that could theoretically mean he stays in power till 2036, according to a copy of the bill posted on the government’s legal information portal. Under …

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We saw him coming with the truth, and yet President Magafuli is now gone

Africa needs African leaders who will believe in the skies; soils—the deserts; the mountains; rivers and lakes; forests and jungles of Africa too and most of all,  she needs leaders who believe in her people—leaders with a far-reaching vision aspiration to make Africa truly independent and self-sufficient. “But any revolutionary-minded African leader will require to invest heavily in political education—formal …

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Niger: Bazoum sworn in as President after coup attempt

Mohamed Bazoum has been sworn in as the president of Niger at a ceremony in the capital, Niamey on Friday. The swearing in ceremony was held under beefed-up security following a foiled coup attempt during the week. Niger has been on high alert after that incident and the new president now has a major task to restore order. President Mohamed Bazoum …

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List of women who became presidents in Africa

African countries hardly elect women to become presidents during elections, but in recent years some women are changing the trend. So far the continent has had nine women assuming the role of presidents in their countries, some for brief period while others served for couple of years. On Friday March 19, Samia Suluhu Hassan was sworn in as the sixth …

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Kenya Will Play A Vital Role in Addressing Multiple Security Challenges

Surrounded by regional turmoil and managing complicated domestic politics, the pressure is rising on Kenya, a critically important economic and security partner to the United States, to help shape a future in which its citizens can thrive. It will take deft diplomacy and real leadership for Kenya to navigate through the months ahead, and Washington should look for ways to help …

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Meet Tanzania’s first female President Samia Hassan Suluhu

Tanzania now has its first female President with the ascension of Samia Hassan Suluhu to the high office. Until Wednesday night, she was the vice president of the country that has been led for the past five years by John Magufuli. Following the death of President Magufuli, which was announced by Suluhu, she now becomes the country’s first female president …

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