While in some African countries, democratic transitions are expected every now and then, in other places it has more to do with maintaining the status quo with some leaders who have ruled for over three decades motivated enough to carry on.


These African Presidents have been in power for so long that they have become synonymous with their countries. Under the terms of the Twentieth Amendment, at 12 noon, January 20, 2017, President Barack Obama was no longer President. He packed his


Zimbabwean president, Robert Mugabe, on Monday handed a cheque of $1 million to the African Union (A.U.) Foundation as part of efforts aimed at lessening the body’s dependence on foreign aid.

The 93-year-old formally handed over the cheque to the A.U. Commission (AUC) chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamat, on the floor of the AU headquarters during the 29th Heads of State summit in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

The state-owned Herald newspaper reported that the amount had


South Africa’s parliament will on August 3 vote a no-confidence motion on President Jacob Zuma, the national legislature said on Friday, but added that further consultations were taking place to determine whether the ballot would be held in secret.

The country’s top court ruled earlier in June that secret ballots may be held for motions of no confidence in parliament, a potential blow to the tenure of scandal-prone Zuma who said such a vote would be unfair. Parliament officials

A man died on the spot after a colleague struck him once with a broomstick while they were fighting over 60 cents in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Ronald Sibanda, who was widely known as Wire at the Bulawayo Market along 5th Avenue and Jason Moyo Street, was selling vegetables for a man only identified as James when he failed to account for $1.
Sources said a fight erupted when James saw Sibanda eating food from Chicken Inn on Thursday morning. “He confronted him and asked him why he was


A United States government report says Zimbabwe made notable progress to strengthen its capacity and to respond to cases of trafficking in persons in the past year.
“The (Zimbabwe) government made key achievements during the reporting period (2016- 17)… these achievements included increased efforts to investigate and prosecute alleged trafficking crimes,” according to the State Department Trafficking in Persons Report (June 2017). “The government coordinated


According to a report by local media The Herald, the Malawians were arrested at a bus station for not having required documents to be in the country.
“These Malawians were arrested in Mbare on May 31 after they were found with unstamped passports, while some had no travel documents and others had passports which did not belong to them,” they quoted a senior immigration officer who requested anonymity.

“There were 42 women detained at Chikurubi Maximum Prison


Imagine hiding a R12 418 042 secret from your spouse for over 3 years. Could you do it? Iminathi Govender, a Johannesburg mother of 2, risked her marriage and her family to hide a shocking secret from her husband of 13 years.
Thandolwethu and Iminathi Govender, residents of the Soweto district of Johannesburg, married in 2004 after years of dating. Thandolwethu worked as an engineer in the city and Iminathi took a job as a receptionist at a local clinic. After their first child

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The following statement was released by OUTA- the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse on Wednesday, 29 June 2017. Recently the President said: “If I am not told what I have done wrong, I cannot correct my mistakes.” Well, Mr President, we believe that OUTA’s case document will expose these mistakes.
As the head of State and the head of the national executive, the President occupies “a position indispensable for the effective governance of our democratic

Democratic Republic of Congo will not hold its annual independence day military parade on Friday because of security concerns, an adviser to President Joseph Kabila said on Thursday.
Congo’s independence day parades, held each of the last three years, are usually festive events that mark the end of Belgian colonial rule in 1960 and have been used to show off the Central African country’s latest arms acquisitions. But rising militia violence, a growing humanitarian crisis and


Farid Zarif, head of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) says the country’s democracy is tied to the success of upcoming elections in October this year. "Liberia’s future as stable democracy will hinge on successful conduct of elections, acceptance they were free & fair, smooth transfer of power. Despite important gains, Liberia faces challenges which weigh heavily on efforts to sustain peace & advance national reconciliation," Zarif said.
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Former Industry and International Trade Minister, Nkosana Moyo, says he will contest in the 2018 presidential election against his former boss President Robert Mugabe and several others.
Moyo made the announcement in Harare today and indicated that he will contest under a new opposition party called the Alliance for the People's Agenda. The former Zimbabwean cabinet minister resigned his post under protest in 2001 and left for South Africa after claiming that he was unable to work

MDC-T national executive member and legislator Murisi Zvizwai has defended the MDC-T leader's 2008 decision to skip the country to seek refuge in Botswana soon after delivering an inconclusive electoral defeat on arch-rival President Robert Mugabe.
Addressing a recent public meeting in Harare, the firebrand Harare Central MP said his boss Morgan Tsvangirai will this time stay in the country and lead the process of defending the people's vote against Zanu-PF manipulation.&nbsp

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe joined mourners in Botswana on Thursday at the funeral service of former President Ketumile Masire who died last week at the age of 91. 93-year-old Mugabe spoke at the event where he recalled fond memories about the ex-leader who had served Botswana between 1980 and 1998.
“I shall live forever, with Masire in my heart. As I said, I never had a friend as close as Masire in the SADC. He was the closest to me. The closest to my family. My wife

The Zimbabwean army reportedly forced President Robert Mugabe to end his wife’s ambition to succeed him, warning that her presidential campaign may spark violence.

Zimbabwean Central Intelligence Organization Director General Happyton Bonyongwe advised Mugabe against his wife’s, Grace, efforts to succeed him, adding that she faces opposition from within the military, according to Bloomberg.
Of late, Grace, often referred to as “the first lady from hell,” has

Two hundred and twenty eight kilograms of rhinoceros horns worth $60,000 per kg on the black market in Asia have disappeared at the offices of Zimbabwe’s parks authority causing the suspension of the head of the national body.

“The decision was taken to allow an audit as a result of anomalies in the rhino horn stock, which makes up 228 kilograms,” the authority added.
Zimbabwe is facing an economic crisis which has affected the payment of salaries forcing the

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