Monthly Archives: November 2019

Angola: President Joao Lourenco Welcomes Appointment of New Opposition Leader

Via: The African Exponent

President Joao Lourenco has personally welcomed the newly elected opposition chief to the country’s political space. The actions by the President have been commended by critics and political commentators who claim such measures are good for democracy, not only in Angola but Africa in general. Angolan President, Joao Lourenco welcomed the new opposition leader with a message posted on his Twitter handle. His message read: “I congratulate Adalberto da Costa Junior on his election as President of the largest opposition party. May this election represent the strengthening of opposition in the interests of democracy.”.

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President Kenyatta, Farmaajo Meet to Normalize Kenya-Somali Relations

Via: The African Exponent

After their last peace agreement meeting credited to Egypt’s President Abdelfattah al-Sis in New York after the last UN General Assembly, President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo said he was still bent on allowing the International Court of Justice intervenes in the maritime row between both countries. This came after Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed had organized a similar meeting a few months prior. However, it appears both leaders are ready to consider an agreement on the matter after both President Kenyatta and President Farmaajo met yesterday in Nairobi.

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DR Congo forces kill leader of splinter Hutu armed group

Via: Aljazeera

Congolese forces have killed a rebel leader and four of his bodyguards in a security operation in the restive east of the country, the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) army said. Troops killed Hutu rebel leader “Musabimana Juvenal, alias general Jean-Michel Africa, following an intense clash” on Saturday at Rutshuru in North Kivu province, a statement from the army seen by AFP news agency said. Juvenal was a leader with the ethnic Hutu Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) formed in the DRC in the aftermath of the 1994 Tutsi genocide in neighbouring Rwanda.

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