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South Sudan president dissolves parliament in line with peace deal

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has dissolved parliament, a long-awaited step to pave the way for the appointment of lawmakers from formerly warring parties...

Ousting hold-out regional governor, Congo’s president tightens control

Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi on Thursday struck a heavy blow against his predecessor and political rival Joseph Kabila as his allies ousted the governor...

Chad’s military names new government but opposition still unimpressed

Chad’s military rulers named a new government on Sunday after the battlefield death of President Idriss Deby, but leading opposition figures rejected the appointments...

Somalia’s parliament votes to cancel presidential term extension

Somali lawmakers voted unanimously on Saturday to cancel a two-year presidential term extension they had approved last month, after clashes in the capital Mogadishu...

South Africa’s Ramaphosa says ANC should have done more to prevent Zuma-era corruption

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday the governing party "could and should" have done more to prevent corruption under his predecessor Jacob...

Bowing to pressure, Somalia’s president agrees not to extend presidential term

Members of Somalia's opposition on Wednesday refused to withdraw from fortified positions in the capital after the president tried to defuse an armed standoff...

Chad’s transitional military leader Deby says country needs massive support

Chad’s transitional military leader Mahamat Idriss Deby said on Tuesday that his country needs massive support from partners to stabilize an economic and financial...

Chad military refuses talks with rebels as opposition presses for civilian rule

Chad’s ruling military council has rejected an offer from northern rebels for a ceasefire and talks, calling them “outlaws” who needed to be tracked...

Somali ex-leader says soldiers attacked his home, blames president

A former Somali leader accused his successor President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed of orchestrating an attack by soldiers on his home on Sunday as splits...

Thousands gather to wish Chad’s slain president “a deserved rest”

Thousands of people gathered at the main square in Chad's capital N'Djamena on Friday to pay their respects to the late President Idriss Deby,...


Joint Standing Committee on Defence shows short memory span

Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) publicly acknowledged the “exceptional leadership” of outgoing SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief General Solly Shoke last...