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Burundi new cabinet constitutes 30% women

Women make up over 30% of Burundi’s new cabinet according to a government release issued over the weekend.  President Evariste Ndayishimiye in a decree nominated a sixteen-member cabinet to help run government business. The cabinet is also inclusive of the Prime Minister Alain-Guillaume Bunyoni and Vice President Prosper Bazombanza.  Portfolios handed …

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Lazarus Chakwera: New Malawi president sworn in, appoints ministers

Malawi swore in new president Lazarus Chakwera on Sunday (June 28) for a five-year term after winning the re-run of a hotly disputed election.  Chakwera won the historic rerun of the presidential poll on Saturday unseating former leader Peter Mutharika.  Hundreds of people gathered at the Bingu International Convention Center, …

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Malawi opposition candidate takes early lead in presidential rerun results

Malawi’s state and private media on Wednesday gave opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera a comfortable 55% lead in its presidential election re-run, with nearly three-quarters of votes counted, but there was still no official tally. The state-owned Malawi Broadcasting Corporation and private media all had Chakwera with 55% or more, with …

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Ghana apologises to Nigeria for demolition at embassy

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has apologized to his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari following the illegal building demolition on the premises of the Nigerian High Commission in Accra, according to a statement. The two West African leaders spoke by telephone, according to Nigerian presidential spokesman Garba Shehu. Akufo-Addo assured Buhari that …

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Zambian health minister arrested for corruption

Zambia’s health minister Chitalu Chilufya was arrested on Wednesday and charged with using ill-gotten gains to acquire property, the country’s anti-corruption commission said. Graft investigators honed in on Chilufya, 47, last month after noticing the minister had suddenly amassed a fortune. “Chilufya… was arrested today and charged with four counts …

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All African countries now have coronavirus lab testing capacity – WHO chief

All African countries have now developed laboratory capacity to test for the coronavirus, the head of the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus also warned that the pandemic was accelerating. “The most recent one million cases of COVID-19 were reported in just one week,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus …

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