Zimbabwe’s Vice President Kembo Mohadi resigned Monday in the face of sexual misconduct allegations, apologising for tasks he “failed to do well”. Local news outlets have since late last month been awash with audio recordings of phone conversations allegedly of Mohadi soliciting sex from several women, including a subordinate in his office.
President Joe Biden on Friday promised partnership with Africa and said he hoped to attend the next African Union summit, an about-face in US interest in a continent largely ignored by his predecessor. In a video message to this weekend’s African Union summit, being held virtually due to Covid-19, the new US leader promised to work with Africans on his key priorities of fighting the virus and climate change and also to advance diplomacy to end the continent’s conflicts.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has won a sixth term in office on Saturday with 58.6 percent with 5.85 million votes in a disputed election with his rival Bobi Wine who polled 34.8 percent with 3.48 million of the votes. Chairman of the Election Commission, Justice Simon Mugenyi Byabakama declared Museveni winner, saying "The electoral commission declares Yoweri Museveni… elected president of the Republic of Uganda."
The President, Muhammadu Buhari, has condemned the senseless attack on two villages in western Niger, Tchoma Bangou and Zaroumadareye on Saturday, which is blamed on terrorists. The president described the mayhem as a clarion call for united action by African leaders against terrorism. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a statement titled, ‘President Buhari sympathizes with Niger Republic over terrorist attack that killed 70 people, calls for united action against terrorism.’
President Muhammadu Buhari has told his Benin counterpart, President Patrice Talon that Nigeria will continue to work with its neighbours on the importance of good neighbourliness. The President stated this on Tuesday in Abuja when President Talon of the Republic of Benin, paid him an official visit.
Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine has on Friday claimed victory in presidential elections while rejecting early results that gave incumbent President Yoweri Museveni a wide lead. The electoral commission said on Friday that with 49.1 per cent of votes from Thursday’s ballot counted, Museveni had won 3.9 million, or 62.7 per cent – while main opposition candidate Wine had 1.4 million votes (29.3 per cent), the electoral commission said just after 5 pm.
Following the alleged coup plot unveiling in the Central African Republic, CAR, the Federation of Russia and Rwanda has sent in troops ahead of the upcoming general election. The authority in the CAR, being one of the unstable countries in Africa, accused former president Francois Bozize on Saturday that the former leader was planning to topple the government using rebel groups.