JM’s Machomen Assault NPP Man – Victim Signalled for Change

[Ghanaian Chronicle] The Chronicle is reliably informed that some heavily-built men who were in the convoy of the Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, assaulted a 52-year-old man for making his choice o…

[Ghanaian Chronicle] The Chronicle is reliably informed that some heavily-built men who were in the convoy of the Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, assaulted a 52-year-old man for making his choice of president in the upcoming election, known to them.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

Court Cases Could Hamper Ghana’s Elections

[Deutsche Welle] Several political parties have sued Ghana’s electoral commission after their candidates were excluded from this year’s general elections. Now voters are worried that the elections could be delayed.

[Deutsche Welle] Several political parties have sued Ghana's electoral commission after their candidates were excluded from this year's general elections. Now voters are worried that the elections could be delayed.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

Kabila Gathers Support Ahead of Congo Elections

Kinois on Saturday failed to show at what Etienne Tshisekedi had declared would be a massive rally against the delay in the next election of the DR Congo’s President Joseph Kabila. Last week, Tshisekedi had issued the call to his … Continued

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Kinois on Saturday failed to show at what Etienne Tshisekedi had declared would be a massive rally against the delay in the next election of the DR Congo’s President Joseph Kabila. Last week, Tshisekedi had issued the call to his supporters to come out to a large meeting on the same grounds where violence erupted on September 19th, costing over 50 lives and widespread condemnation of DRC’s government. Since then, however, President Kabila has reached an agreement with over 75% of the country’s political establishment through a National Dialogue process that sets the path for new elections and, importantly, an interim government including opposition figures to manage the country until new elections are possible. The United Nations, the European Union, and the Angolan-led Great Lakes Initiative within the African Union have all stated in recent weeks that the dialogue sets a path forward that will maintain order, the Congolese constitution and, ultimately, the people’s right to choose their government. Angolan President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos met privately with Kabila in Luanda during a special summit meeting the week before last and expressed support for this path, which he characterized as a “non-acceptance of violence.†Rwandan President Paul Kagame also telegraphed his support to Kabila over this process, which is especially important given the history of the last two decades. AU Special Envoy Edem Kodjo, who is widely credited for brokering the deal, may find his mission is not done yet. It still needs to be implemented. Kabila is expected to name a new prime minister this week. And preparations for the elections must continue. According to Corneille Nangaa, the head of the DRC’s central election commission, if elections were held later this month as was originally intended, half the country’s eligible voters would be disqualified. To date, though, nearly 1 million Congolese have been registered with updated equipment, and the commission appear on track to meet the July 2017 deadline set in the dialogue agreement. In the weeks ahead, one thing is sure: we will see whether the DRC remains on this path that has earned cautious praise from its neighbors, or whether log-jams anew arise along its continuing course to democracy. The post Kabila Gathers Support Ahead of Congo Elections appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Minister Dipuo Peters – Opening of Swartkopfontein Road and Bridge

[SA Govt] Address by the Minister of Transport Ms Dipuo Peters, on the occasion of the opening of the road and bridge linking Swartkopfontein and Ramotswa Border Post between South Africa and Botswana

[SA Govt] Address by the Minister of Transport Ms Dipuo Peters, on the occasion of the opening of the road and bridge linking Swartkopfontein and Ramotswa Border Post between South Africa and Botswana

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

No Need to Look to the West, You Are Capable, Mbeki Foundation Tells Zim

[News24Wire] The Thabo Mbeki Foundatiuon (TMF) has reportedly said that Zimbabwe is capable of working out solutions that can help bring about economic development .

[News24Wire] The Thabo Mbeki Foundatiuon (TMF) has reportedly said that Zimbabwe is capable of working out solutions that can help bring about economic development .

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

32 Injured in Cape Town Guy Fawkes Celebrations

[News24Wire] More than 30 people were injured during Guy Fawkes celebrations in Cape Town, including a 14-year-old boy who lost parts of three fingers, the City of Cape Town said on Monday

[News24Wire] More than 30 people were injured during Guy Fawkes celebrations in Cape Town, including a 14-year-old boy who lost parts of three fingers, the City of Cape Town said on Monday

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa