African news – Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of fallen Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has welcomed the detention of former French president Nicholas Sarkozy and reiterated his offer of evidence showing that Sarkozy’s 2007 election campaign was funded by illicit funds.
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was being held in police custody on Tuesday for questioning by magistrates looking into allegations of Libyan funding for his 2007 election campaign, an official in the French judiciary said.
“Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State,” Trump tweeted.
Johannesburg fin24 – As the country awaits the final exit of President Jacob Zuma, economists believe the climate of renewed hope bodes well for South Africa’s future.
January 24, 2018, Africans has learned from a credible source that Paul Malong is now officially is under house arrest. Kenya government has now accepted the request from Salva Kirr that Paul Malong will not be allowed to leave Kenya.
via Breaking News: Paul Malong is officially under house arrest in Kenya — Africans Press
MEM – Saudi Arabia’s authorities have released a number of detained royals allegedly involved in corruption in public office. The move came after a settlement was agreed with the suspects, the daily Okaz reported yesterday.
Guatemala’s President Jimmy Morales addressing the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York on 19 September (AFP)
Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales instructed that the Central American country’s embassy in Israel be moved to Jerusalem
KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Turkey and Sudan have agreed to set up a “strategic cooperation council” to strengthen economic ties, their presidents said at a news conference in Khartoum on Sunday after the first visit by a Turkish leader to the African nation.
BY NIALL STANAGE – 12/24/17
President Trump’s first year in office has produced a relentless stream of controversies.
Trump’s willingness to flout political norms has outraged his critics, even while it has delighted his supporters.
CAIRO – 23 December 2017: In a bid to break the current stalemate affecting the negotiations concerning the establishment of the Renaissance Dam, Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry visits Ethiopia this week to meet with his Ethiopian counterpart.
BBC – The United Nations Security Council has voted to impose tougher sanctions on North Korea in response to its recent ballistic missile tests.
The US-drafted resolution includes measures to reduce the nation’s oil supply by up to 90%.
(NEW YORK) — CNN had to correct a story on Friday that suggested the Trump campaign had been tipped off early about WikiLeaks documents damaging to Hillary Clinton when it later learned the alert was about material already publicly available. The new information, CNN noted, “indicates that the communication is less significant than CNN initially…
via ‘Vicious and Purposeful Mistake.’ Trump Rails Against CNN Over WikiLeaks Error — TIME
ከጎርጎሪዮሳዊዉ 1987ዓ,ም ጀምሮ በሮበርት ሙጋቤ አስተዳደር ሥር የቆየችዉ ዚምባቡዌ ዛሬ አዲስ ፕሬዝደንት አገኘች። ርምጃዉ ችግር ዉስጥ ላለችዉ ሀገር የአዲስ ዘመን መባቻ እንደሆነ ተገምቷል። ከሁለት ሳምንት በፊት በሙጋቤ ከስልጣናቸዉ ተባረዉ ደ/አፍሪቃ የከረሙት ኤመርሰን ምናንጋግዋ የሀገሪቱ ፕሬዝደንት በመሆን በዛሬዉ ዕለት ቃለ መሐላ ፈጽመዋል።
የሙጋቤ የቀኝ ተደርገዉ ይታዩ የነበሩት ምናን ጋግዋ በቃለ መሐላዉ ወቅት ለዚህ ኃላፊነት በፓርቲያቸዉ መመረጣቸዉ ጥልቅ ትህትና እንዳሳደረባቸዉ ከመግለፅ በተጨማሪ ለሙጋቤ አክብሮታቸዉን በአደባባይ ገልጸዋል።
«ይህን ታላቅ ሕዝብ፣ የዚምባቡዌ ሪፑብሊክን በፕሬዝደንትነት እና በዚምባቡዌ መከላከያ ኃይል በጦር አዛዥነት ከዛሬ ጀምሮ እንዳገለግል በፓርቲው ዛኑ ፒኤፍ በመወሰኑ ጥልቅ ትህትና ይሰማኛል። በዚህ ደረጃም ከሀገራችን መሥራች አባቶች በብቸኝነት በሕይወት ለሚገኙት ጓድ ሮበርት ጋብርኤል ሙጋቤ ልዩ አክብሮቴን ልግለጽ። በትግላችን ወቅት ሀገራችንን ወደ ነፃነት መርተዋል፤ ወሳኝ እና በጣም ፈታኝ በሆነ ወቅትም ኃላፊነት ተረክበዉ ለሕዝባችን የተሻለ ነገር ለመሥራት ጥረዋል። ያ ደግሞ ሁሌም ሊነገር እና ሊከበር ይገባል።»
ምናንጋግዋ ቃለ መሐላዉን የፈፀሙት 60 ሺህ መቀመጫዎች ባሉት የሐራሬ ስታዲየም ሲሆን በዉስጥ ሆነ ዉጭ የተሰበሰበዉ ሕዝብ የተሻለ ዕድል በሀገሪቱ የማየት ተስፋ መሰነቁን አመላክቷል። የ62 ዓመቱ ፒተር ማፉሲሬ እንዲህ ይላሉ፤ «ይህ መንግሥት አዲስ የሥራ ቦታዎችን እንዲፈጥር፤ ተጨማሪ የሥራ ዕድሎችን እንዲያስፋፋ እና፤ከመንግሥት ዉስጥ ሙስናን እንዲያጠፋ እንጠብቃለን። ከማዕቀብም ነፃ እና ከአድሎም የፀዳ እንዲሆን እንሻለን።»
የገዢዉ ፓርቲ ዛኑ ፒኤፍን ሊቀመንበርነትም የተረከቡት ምናንጋግዋ የሙጋቤ ዘመነ ስልጣን እስከሚያበቃበት መጪዉ ጎርጎሪዮሳዊ ዓመት መጨረሻ ድረስ በፕሬዝደንትነት ይቆያሉ። ቀጣዩ የምርጫ ጊዜ ገና ይፋ አልሆነም።
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