Politics

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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Tasks Ahead Of Abdulrasheed Bawa, Nigeria’s New EFCC Boss

The conflicting reactions that recently trailed the appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari, of Abdulrasheed Bawa, a Nigerian detective and certified anti-money laundering specialist, as the new Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC ,reveals one thing. It shows that the road to restoration of trust among Nigerians by the Federal Government is a long one. Bawa, an indigene of …

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Biden to hold first press conference as president on March 25

President Biden will hold his first press conference as president on March 25, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday. The news comes after questions from reporters and urging from critics that he do so. By this point in their presidencies, former Presidents Trump and Obama had held some form of a press conference. When Mr. Biden holds his …

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Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine released after arrest for protesting

Ugandan opposition leader Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, has been released after his arrest in the capital, Kampala on Monday. The former presidential candidate was leading a team of MPs from his party, the National Unity Platform, in a protest on Monday. Bobi Wine and his fellow politicians were protesting the arrests and disappearances of their supporters in …

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John Magufuli: Questions raised over missing Tanzania leader

Questions have been raised over the health of Tanzanian President John Magufuli who has not been seen in public for 11 days. Opposition leader Tundu Lissu has told the BBC that according to his sources the president is being treated in hospital for coronavirus in Kenya. The BBC has not been able to verify this report independently. Mr Magufuli has …

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What Every American Should Know about Washington DC and who owns it

Washington DC

Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia is also known as D.C. or Washington. It is the capital city of the United States of America, but did you know it is not owned by America? The district is not a part of any U.S. state. In 1846, Congress returned the land originally ceded by Virginia. Yet we pay for all it’s infrastructure and commerce. Washington D.C. pays no taxes, though …

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