Ivory Coast to Appoint New Government after Cabinet Resigns

Ivory Coast Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly will appoint a new cabinet after the government resigned as the main political alliance is increasingly divided over the nomination of its candidate in 2020 presidential elections. Coulibaly was immediately reappointed to his … Continued

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Ivory Coast Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly will appoint a new cabinet after the government resigned as the main political alliance is increasingly divided over the nomination of its candidate in 2020 presidential elections. Coulibaly was immediately reappointed to his post and has been asked to form a government with members of the ruling Rally of Houphouetists for Democracy and Peace coalition and civil society, Patrick Achi, the presidency’s secretary-general, told reporters Wednesday in the commercial capital, Abidjan. He didn’t give a reason for the decision. The announcement comes as the two main parties in the ruling coalition, which are also the West African nation’s biggest political groups, are split over who gets to field the potential successor of President Alassane Ouattara. A plan to turn the alliance into a single party has been delayed until after the elections because the Democratic Party of Ivory Coast, known by its acronym PDCI, said last month it wants to appoint its own coalition candidate. Ivory Coast Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly will appoint a new cabinet after the government resigned as the main political alliance is increasingly divided over the nomination of its candidate in 2020 presidential elections. Coulibaly was immediately reappointed to his post and has been asked to form a government with members of the ruling Rally of Houphouetists for Democracy and Peace coalition and civil society, Patrick Achi, the presidency’s secretary-general, told reporters Wednesday in the commercial capital, Abidjan. He didn’t give a reason for the decision. The announcement comes as the two main parties in the ruling coalition, which are also the West African nation’s biggest political groups, are split over who gets to field the potential successor of President Alassane Ouattara. A plan to turn the alliance into a single party has been delayed until after the elections because the Democratic Party of Ivory Coast, known by its acronym PDCI, said last month it wants to appoint its own coalition candidate. While the outgoing government was already dominated by members of Ouattara’s Rally of the Republicans party, the new cabinet will probably have even fewer ministers from the PDCI, according to Ousmane Zina, a political analyst at the University of Bouake. “Everyone has been expecting this,†Zina said. “The question is which PDCI ministers will be the first to go.†The PDCI had 12 ministers in the 28-member government. The two parties derive their support from two of the nation’s main ethnic groups, the Dioula who are viewed as northerners and the Baoule from the southeast. Ouattara is hugely popular with northerners, but won elections with the backing of PDCI leader Henri Konan Bedie in 2010 and 2015. Last month, he suggested he may seek re-election, saying a constitution adopted in 2016 allows him to extend his time in office. The post Ivory Coast to Appoint New Government after Cabinet Resigns appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Tourism Minister Orders Suspension of Forest Reserve Manager in Sumbawanga

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, Dr Hamisi Kigwangalla, has ordered the suspension of the manager of Uwanda Forest Reserve in Sumbawanga District,Rukwa Region, Mr Mark Chuwa, over failure to remove at least 12,00…

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, Dr Hamisi Kigwangalla, has ordered the suspension of the manager of Uwanda Forest Reserve in Sumbawanga District,Rukwa Region, Mr Mark Chuwa, over failure to remove at least 12,000 heads of cattle from the forest.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Shift to Dodoma Hits Dar Housing Project

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The government’s decision to relocate to Dodoma has slowed down the uptake of housing units in a major Watumishi Housing Company (WHC) project in Dar es Salaam.

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The government's decision to relocate to Dodoma has slowed down the uptake of housing units in a major Watumishi Housing Company (WHC) project in Dar es Salaam.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Nouakchott Summit, Turning Point in Handling Sahrawi Issue

[SPS] Nouakchott -Sahrawi Foreign Minister Mohamed Ould Salek affirmed that the 31st Summit of the African Union Heads of State and Government was a turning point in the handling of the Sahrawi issue, stressing that the summit marked ” the beginning of…

[SPS] Nouakchott -Sahrawi Foreign Minister Mohamed Ould Salek affirmed that the 31st Summit of the African Union Heads of State and Government was a turning point in the handling of the Sahrawi issue, stressing that the summit marked " the beginning of the countdown" for Morocco.

source: AllAfrica News: Morocco

Seychelles-Cyprus Agreement Sees Ecommerce, Cybersecurity As Areas for Cooperation

[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles and Cyprus have renewed an agreement that will provide a platform for more dialogue and stronger cooperation, said a top official of the Department of Foreign Affairs.

[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles and Cyprus have renewed an agreement that will provide a platform for more dialogue and stronger cooperation, said a top official of the Department of Foreign Affairs.

source: AllAfrica News: Seychelles

ONLF’s Qalbi Dhagah Receives Heroic Welcome in Nairobi

[Dalsan Radio] Freed Ethio-Somali rebel leader Abdikarim Muse Qalbi Dhagah on Wednesday arrived in the Kenya capital Nairobi wheere he was rejoined by his family ten months after he was renditioned to Ethiopia by Somalia government.

[Dalsan Radio] Freed Ethio-Somali rebel leader Abdikarim Muse Qalbi Dhagah on Wednesday arrived in the Kenya capital Nairobi wheere he was rejoined by his family ten months after he was renditioned to Ethiopia by Somalia government.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Duo Nabbed for Tearing Mnangagwa Election Posters

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[CAJ News] Harare -ZIMBABWEAN police have arrested two men for allegedly tearing some political campaign posters of President Emmerson Mnangagwa as tensions intensify ahead of elections scheduled for July 30.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe