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Category: Africa

Africa, Politics

Chad Junta Leader Names Transitional Parliament 

Channels Television The head of Chad’s military junta, Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno, on Friday named 93 members of a new interim parliament, five months after declaring himself leader following the death of his father Idriss Deby Itno. “The following people have been designated members of…

Africa, Business

Shell completes sale of Egypt onshore assets 

Reuters CAIRO, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L), through subsidiaries Shell Egypt and Shell Austria, has completed the sale of upstream assets in Egypt’s Western Desert to Cheiron Petroleum Corporation and Cairn Energy (CNE.L), it said on Friday. The $926 million deal announced…

Africa, Opinion

Guinea: Africa is still wedded to coups. By Owei Lakemfa 

“In almost all cases, running from a dictatorial President into the embrace of a neo-colonial dictatorial institution like the army, is like running from a snake into the embrace of an hungry lion”. THE so-called special forces in Guinea established to fight terrorism and piracy,…

Africa, Politics

African Union Suspends Guinea After Coup 

By Agence France-Presse The African Union said on Friday it was suspending Guinea after a coup in the West African country that saw its president Alpha Conde arrested. The pan-African body said on Twitter that it “decides to suspend the Republic of Guinea from all…

Africa, Politics

Guinea Coup Leaders Announce Nationwide Curfew 

Theplebisciteworld Special forces who seized power in Guinea on Sunday, capturing President Alpha Conde, announced a nationwide curfew “until further notice” as well as the replacement of governors by the military. The junta also said in a statement read out over national television that it…

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