Daily Archives: September 15, 2019

African leaders laud Mugabe at state funeral in divided Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe gave former president Robert Mugabe a state funeral on Saturday with African leaders paying tribute to a man lauded as a liberation hero but whose 37-year rule was defined by repression and economic turmoil.

Mugabe, who died in Singapore …

Tunisia Votes for New President

TUNIS, TUNISIA – Tunisians voted Sunday to select their next president among some two dozen candidates with unofficial results suggesting two outsider candidates are ahead.

More than seven million people were eligible to cast their ballot in what is only …

Zimbabwean Doctors Protest over Disappearance of Strike Leader

HARARE – A young Zimbabwean doctor who led a recent doctors’ strike over poor government salaries disappeared Saturday, in a move his colleagues say is an overt warning to all public-sector doctors in the country.

The events could exacerbate an …

Seychelles’ opposition coalition names Ramkalawan as presidential candidate

Seychelles’ main opposition coalition, Linyon Demokratik Seselwa (LDS), has announced Wavel Ramkalawan and Ahmed Afif as its presidential and vice-presidential candidates for next year’s elections.

The announcement was made on Sunday afternoon during the party’s convention at the International Conference …

Algeria Announces Dec. 12 for Presidential Election

ALGIERS, ALGERIA – Algeria’s interim leader has announced Dec. 12 as the date for the presidential election, in line with the army chief’s demand to fill the vacancy left when longtime leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika was pushed from office more than …