Latest News November 18, 2015

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  • Tanzania: Division and Derision in the United Republic
    [Africa Research Institute] Tanzania’s eleventh parliament will meet for the first time today (Tuesday 17 November). The opening of the National Assembly – or Bunge – follows the inauguration of the nation’s fifth president, John Magufuli, elected on 25 October. Yet, over three weeks after Tanzanians went to the polls, one part of the United Republic is mired in a political crisis.
  • Rwanda: Senate Votes to Allow Third Term for Kagame
    [Al Jazeera] Rwanda’s upper house of parliament has unanimously approved a constitutional amendment to allow President Paul Kagame to seek a third term.
  • Nigeria: Buhari Orders Arrest of Top Official Over Arms Scandal
    [Leadership] President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the arrest of former national security adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, and others following their indictment in a N1.112 trillion arms deal as complicit in the illegal and financial transactions.
  • West Africa: Living in an Ebola Limbo – How Long Must Refugees Wait?
    [IRIN] Monrovia -How long should it take a country to reopen its border with a neighbouring state after that state has been declared free of a deadly and contagious disease?
  • Ghana: Mobile Money APP Scores Big Finance Deal
    [Innovation in Africa] One of the successes of the recent Angel Fair Africa in Accra was Zeepay clinching a US$200,000 deal. The idea for the service came out of its founder being unable to pay for a meal with his wife with his credit card. Russell Southwood interviewed Zeepay’s Andrew Appiah about its plans.
  • Kenya: Editors Praise Information Bill
    [The Star] Media stakeholders have praised the Access to Information Bill, saying it is a progressive law that consolidates gains made over the years.
  • Angola: The Regime's Diplomatic and Propaganda Offensive Abroad
    [Maka] In the last several weeks, the Angolan government has engaged in an international propaganda campaign to counter what it has called a coordinated effort to smear its alleged good reputation.
  • Kenya: Corruption, Clan Competition Destabilize North East
    [ICG] Devolved government in Kenya’s newly formed north-eastern counties, designed to address decades of political marginalisation and underdevelopment, has been undermined by dominant clans monopolising power and growing corruption.
  • Kenya: Kenya to Exit Hague Court If Ruto Effort Fails
    [The Star] Kenya will withdraw from the ICC if its agenda fails at the Assembly of States Parties starting today, National Assembly majority leader Aden Duale has said.

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