Category Archives: Crise Política

Protests in Guinea on President Alpha Conde’s bid to extend term

Via: Aljazeera

Hundreds of thousands of protesters in Guinea are expected to take to the streets again over President Alpha Conde’s proposal to hold a referendum to change the constitution. They are angry because Conde wants to change the constitution to allow him to govern beyond his final, second term. Opposition parties have threatened to boycott the vote. More than 30 people have died since demonstrations began in October.

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Events in Lesotho point to poor prospects for political stability

Via: The Conversation Africa

In 2017 the estranged wife of Lesotho’s prime minister Tom Thabane was shot dead in suspicious circumstances two days ahead of his inauguration. Now there’s a new twist in the saga: on 11 January authorities issued an arrest warrant for his current wife, Maesaiah Thabane, in connection with the murder. The scandal has erupted amid a bitter dispute within Thabane’s All Basotho Convention and has culminated in his resignation. Lesotho’s current malaise goes back to the assassination of the Commander of the Lesotho Defence Force, Brigadier Maaparankoe Mahao in June 2015. Mahao had been promoted to the post by Thabane in place of Lieutenant-General Tlali Kamoli. The assassination resulted in intervention by the Southern African Development Community (SADC), which launched an initiative to bring peace, stability and good governance to Lesotho. The aim was to try and keep the peace and bring about stability.

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South Africa shuts embassy in Nigeria after reprisal attacks

Via: Al Jazeera

South Africa temporarily closed its embassy in Nigeria following violence against South African businesses in reprisal for attacks on foreign-owned stores in Johannesburg, while Nigeria announced plans to evacuate its nationals from South Africa. South African Foreign Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor said on Thursday the embassy was closed temporarily after threats led to fears for staff safety.

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