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Zimbabwe Begins Construction Of New Parliament

AFRICANGLOBE - Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday laid the foundation stone for a huge new parliament. The building which is to be located on farmland north-west of the capital, Harare, will have a total floor area of 33,000 square metres.

Uganda Leaders Promise Anti-Gay Law as ‘Christmas Gift’ to Ugandans

AFRICANGLOBE - Though gay sex is already illegal in Uganda, the speaker of Uganda’s parliament promises that an even stricter anti-gay law will easily...

Somalia Gets First Female Foreign Minister

AFRICANGLOBE - Somalia's PM Abdi Farah Shirdon has on Sunday officially nominated his first cabinet ministers, after weeks of wide-extensive consultations with the president...

Angered Ugandan Official Vows to Reintroduce Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Uganda's speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga has vowed to ensure that a proposed bill to outlaw homosexuality will be passed by the House soon. Kadaga said...

S. Sudan: Protesters and Police Clash Over Agreement With Sudan

Angry demonstrators have clashed with police forces in main city centre of Juba where the police fired live bullets to disperse the protest. The protestors...

Kenya: ‘MPs are Thieves and Greedy Hyenas’

Demonstrators marched in the Kenyan capital on Tuesday after lawmakers voted themselves a $110 000 send-off bonus, with tax hikes expected to pay for...

Ethiopia Deputy PM Hailemariam Desalegn to Succeed Meles Zenawi

Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn will take over interim power following the death of leader Meles Zenawi, the government spokesman told reporters Tuesday. "According...

Traditional Leaders Meet Namibian President On German Genocide

AFRICANGLOBE - What happened to the Namibian people, especially the Ovaherero, Ovambanderu and Nama during the 1904-1908 wars, which led to the Extermination Order of October 2, 1904 against the Ovaherero and Ovambanderu, and the Extermination Order of October 22, 1905, against the Nama, "was genocide and reparation should be paid in order to redress and atone for the atrocities".

Egyptian Elections – a Choice Between Islamic Dictatorship and Military Authoritarianism

For the next and final round of presidential elections, Egyptians are being asked to choose between an Islamic or military dictatorship both claiming legitimacy...

Somalia to Have Federal Government

Somalia will finally have a federal government in 90 days, United Nations Political Office for Somalia has said. Speaking yesterday just two days after the...

Outrage as Egypt Plans ‘Farewell Intercourse’ Law Allowing Sex With Dead...

Egypt’s Islamist-dominated parliament is set to introduce a law allowing husbands to have sex with their dead wives up to six hours after death....

All Panic As Muslim Brotherhood Flexes Its Muscles

AFRICANGLOBE - In Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood has decided now is a good time to forget all that fluffy talk about unity and reconciliation and start showing who's really the boss. It's hijacking the constitutional assembly, forcing through its own presidential candidate and behaving obnoxiously. This is all within its right, but it's making everyone else very nervous. One almost feels sorry for Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood (MB). Despite the fact that during the long decades of Hosni Mubarak's rule the MB provided the only real opposition, it has very few friends either in Egypt or internationally.

Al-Shabaab Targets Internally Displaced Persons

The international community yesterday called for respect of civilian life and humanitarian agencies in Mogadishu as Al-Shabaab mortar attacks continued in the Somali capital,...

Haitian Prime Minister Resigns After Just Four Months

Haitian Prime Minister Garry Conille offered his surprise resignation after just four months in office, amid tension between the premier and government ministers over issues of dual...

National Consultative Conference Opens in Mogadishu

A UN and AU-backed national conference opened in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Sunday, with keynote speeches delivered by TFG President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed and Puntland President Abdirahman Mohamed Farol according to reports.

Haiti's Political Paralysis

Thirty days after the inauguration of Haitian President Michel Martelly, the quake-ravaged country faces a deepening sense of unease as its economic and environmental travails are joined by mounting evidence of political stalemate.
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