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New South Africa President Sworn In

Cyril Ramaphosa became the new South Africa president has been sworn into office after Jacob Zuma. Cyril Ramaphosa first took office last year after former President Jacob Zuma was pressured to resign amid corruption scandals that badly damaged public faith in the ANC.

Ahead of the election, Mr Ramaphosa apologised to South Africans for the political turmoil. He also vowed to continue the fight against mismanagement and graft that has hurt the country’s economy, the most developed in sub-Saharan Africa.

The inauguration followed his ruling African National Congress party’s 57.5% victory in this month’s election. It was the party’s weakest election showing since the ANC took power at the end of the harsh system of racial apartheid in 1994.

There was no sign at Saturday’s ceremony of Mr Zuma, who has insisted he did nothing wrong and that allegations are politically motivated. His allies within the ANC leadership pose a challenge to Mr Ramaphosa as he pursues reforms.

Ghana Earns The 9th Position Globally In Terms Of Hours Spent On Social Media

According to 2019 reports, Ghana has earned the 9th position globally in terms of hours spent on social media. Despite the fact that they complain of economic hardships and lack of employment, they certainly are not idle on a daily basis but are actually able to raise the resources needed – internet data, smartphones, computers – to keep themselves active on the internet, particularly social media.
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In contrary scenario, millions of Ghanaians

Waters From The Rivers Pungue And Buzi Have Broken Their Banks - President Filipe Nyusi Of Mozambique

"Waters from the rivers Pungue and Buzi have broken their banks, wiping out entire villages, isolating communities and we could see, as we flew above, bodies floating,"  President Filipe Nyusi of Mozambique said.

Cyclone Idai made landfall near Beira in Mozambique around midnight Thursday and moved through neighboring Zimbabwe and parts of Malawi.

However, initial assessments in Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Mozambique suggested that more than

Aqim Claimed Responsibility For Sunday's Attack,

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed responsibility for Sunday's attack, saying it was "in reaction" to the visit to Chad by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to the Mauritanian Al-Akhbar news agency, which regularly receives statements from this armed group.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned what he described as a "complex attack" on the UN camp in Aguelhoc, some 200km north of Mali's Kidal region towards the border with Algeria, and called for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.

More so, at least 10 peacekeepers from Chad have been killed and 25 others wounded in an attack on a United Nations camp in northern Mali, according to the world body.

Burkina Faso Prime Minister Resigns

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Mr Paul Kaba Thieba, the Prime Minister of Burkina Faso and also  former economist has resigned from office along with his entire cabinet.

Mr Paul Kaba Thieba

Moreso, Mr Paul Kaba Thieba had held the position since January 2016 when he was nominated by President Roch Marc Christian Kabore. His government has faced growing pressure over a rise in the number of kidnappings and jihadist attacks.

No reason was given for the move, which was announced in a televised statement by the country's president.

However, recent high-profile disappearances of foreign nationals have led to direct calls for Mr Thieba's resignation, as well as that of his defence and security ministers.

In his statement, President Kabore expressed his gratitude for their service. He said he hoped to form a new government soon.

AU Delays Final Election Result in Congo

The AU said it would send a delegation to Congo to seek “a way out of the post-electoral crisis”. The mission, expected in Kinshasa on Monday, will include Rwandan President and AU chair Paul Kagame, Moussa Faki, chairman of the AU Commission, and other heads of state. Mende said the AU delegation was welcome, but that the post-election process would remain unchanged.

In a surprise announcement, the AU called for the results to be postponed because of “serious doubts” over the conduct of the election, which was supposed to mark Congo’s first democratic handover of power in 59 years of independence but which the runner-up candidate says was rigged.

The final tally will be released once the Constitutional Court has ruled on challenges to provisional results. It is expected to decide on appeals, including that of opposition leader and second-placed Martin Fayulu, on Friday or Saturday.

“I do not think anyone has the right to tell the court what to do. I am not under the impression (the AU) fully understands Congo’s judicial process,” government spokesman Lambert Mende said. “No country in the world can accept that its judicial process be controlled by an (outside) organization.”
More so, Democratic Republic of Congo rejected on Friday an African Union demand to delay announcing final results from its presidential election, compounding the turmoil surrounding a vote that many fear could fan widespread unrest.

Kenyan President Announced The End Of The 20-hour Siege

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta announced the end of the 20-hour siege at the DusitD2 complex that echoed a 2013 assault that killed 67 people at the Westgate mall in the same district.

The al-Shabab armed group, an al-Qaeda affiliate, said it carried out the attack in response to US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Two people accused of facilitating the attack have been arrested.

Kenyan security forces have killed all five attackers who stormed an upscale Nairobi hotel complex, taking at least 21 lives and causing hundreds to flee, the Kenyan government has said.

At least 50 people believed to have been in the compound remained unaccounted for on Wednesday, the Kenya Red Cross said, raising the possibility of a higher final death toll. Of the victims, 16 were Kenyan, one was British, one was American and three were of African descent but their nationalities were not yet identified, police said.

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