Latest News January 17, 2015

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  • Malawi: Floods – 176 People Killed, 200,000 Displaced
    [Malawi24]At least 176 people have died in flash floods ravaging Malawi and 200,000 others displaced, Vice President Saulos Chilima said on Friday.
  • Zimbabwe: Mutasa Booted Out of Zanu-PF
    [Zimbabwe Independent]OUSTED Zanu PF secretary for administration Didymus Mutasa has been booted out of the party by the Manicaland provincial coordinating committee (PCC), following his hard-hitting statement on Monday denouncing the December congress and the appointments of Vice-Presidents Emmerson Mnangagwa and Phelekezela Mphoko.
  • Sudan: 'Troops Killed Its Military Commander'
    [Sudan Tribune]Khartoum -The rebel Sudan Liberation Movement -Minni Minnawi (SLM-MM) Friday admitted that its operations’ general commander had been killed by the Sudanese army in North Darfur states.
  • Nigeria: 'Baga Killings Don't Bother Jonathan'
    [Daily Trust]Secretary of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Prof Ango Abdullahi, said yesterday that President Goodluck Jonathan was not paying attention to the killings in Baga and other parts of the north because he has nothing to do with the region or the wellbeing of its people.
  • Somalia: Prime Minister Dissolves Cabinet
    [Dalsan Radio]Somali PM Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke has dismissed his newly formed cabinet.
  • Zimbabwe: Axed VP to Challenge Mugabe
    [New Zimbabwe]Ousted former Vice President Joice Mujuru will challenge President Robert Mugabe or whoever will represent Zanu PF in the 2018 general elections, has heard.
  • Libya: Factions Declare Ceasefire
    [Deutsche Welle]After two days of peace talks in Geneva, a tentative ceasefire has been called in the restive North African country. Although they sent no representatives to Switzerland, Islamists have agreed to halt the fighting.
  • Cape Verde/Tunisia: Rejuvenated Tunisians Join Afcon Favourites
    [allAfrica]Tunisia have emerged as one of the form sides on the continent as they prepare to face Cape Verde in their African Nations Cup Group B opener at the Nuevo Estadio de Ebebiyín in Ebebiyín, Equatorial Guinea on Sunday (kick-off 19h00 GMT).
  • Zambia: Five Million Voters Elect a New President Next Week
    [AEP]5.1 million Zambians will go to the polls on 20 January to elect a new leader to complete the late president sata term as the constitution demands. They join the list of Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) members to organize elections in the last 6 months after Botswana, Mozambique and Namibia.

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