Connect with us

African News

Tunisian Parliament Approves Third Government In Less Than A Year

Published

on

Tunisian Parliament Approves Third Government In Less Than A Year

The Tunisian parliament has approved the new government formed by prime minister-designate Hichem Mechichi.

Mechichi appointed technocrats to his government as opposed to the usual members of political parties.

READ:  What You Should Know About Pope Francis' Historic Visit To Arabian Peninsula

The parties had initially expressed mixed reactions to the cabinet make-up, but on Wednesday, the parliament approved a technocratic government in a vote of confidence and overwhelming 134 to 67, hoping to end months of political instability.

READ:  Eskom Has Reached The Stage Of "Dysfunctionality" - Cyril Ramaphosa

Mechichi said in his speech in parliament on Tuesday the new government would focus on tackling economic and social problems.

This is Tunisia’s third government since the parliamentary election in October last year.

READ:  Niger To Compensate Child Fluoride Victims

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

African News

Bah Ndaw Sworn In As Mali’s Transitional President Following Coup

Published

on

By

Bah Ndaw Sworn In As Mali’s Transitional President Following Coup

Mali’s new interim president Bah Nda`w has been sworn into office today, Friday at a ceremony in the nation`s capital, Bamako.  The former defence minister and retired army colonel was picked by coup leader, Colonel Assimi Goita, to head a transitional government until elections are held. Colonel Assimi Goita, will serve as deputy president.

READ:  Niger To Compensate Child Fluoride Victims

Nda`w said, in his inauguration speech, that he will end militant insurgency in the country’s north and stop organized crime.

The military junta in Mali took over power and forced Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta out of office five weeks ago. ECOWAS leaders have overseen negotiations for a return to democracy.  The appointment of a civilian president was a condition for the west African regional group, ECOWAS, to lift the sanctions it earlier imposed after the coup.

READ:  Botswana's Ruling Party BDP Wins General Election: Chief Justice

Mali leaders are hoping ECOWAS will lift sanctions on the country after the inauguration. The new government is expected to be in office for a transition period of 18 months that will lead to an election.

READ:  Eskom Has Reached The Stage Of "Dysfunctionality" - Cyril Ramaphosa

Continue Reading

African News

Ethiopia Charges 2,000 Over Violence After Musician’s Murder

Published

on

By

Haacaaluu Hundeessaa

In Ethiopia, nearly 2,000 persons have been charged over deadly violence that followed the killing of a popular singer in June.

More than three months ago, at least 166 persons were killed when violent protests erupted following the murder of Haacaaluu Hundeessaa, some in protests against authorities and some in ethnically-targeted attacks.

READ:  Eskom Has Reached The Stage Of "Dysfunctionality" - Cyril Ramaphosa

Speaking at a news conference on Thursday, the country’s attorney general, Gideon Timothewos said the arrested persons are being charged for their conduct that resulted in the death of hundreds of citizens.

READ:  Cameroon Separatist Fighter Names Himself 'King' Of Southwest District

He did not give details on the charges or on whether any prisoners had been released without charge.

On June 29, Haacaaluu was shot dead while driving in the capital Addis Ababa. He was one of Ethiopia’s biggest musical stars and a powerful political voice, with many of his songs speaking out on behalf of his Oromo ethnic group and calling for more freedoms.

READ:  UN Peacekeeper Killed In Ambush In Central African Republic

Continue Reading

African News

South Africa To Reopen International Travel

Published

on

By

South Africa To Reopen International Flight

South Africa says it will reopen its borders to international travel next month.  President Cyril Ramaphosa says the country has seen a significant drop in daily new coronavirus infections.

South Africa is the worst hit nation on the continent with more than six hundred sixty-five thousand confirmed COVID-19 cases. The virus also claimed more than 16,000 lives in the country. So far, more than 4 million coronavirus tests have been conducted.

READ:  Egypt Prepares To Lead African Union

Transport minister Fikile Mbalula said travellers must present a 72-hours certification of covid-19 negative result.

Authorities say airports in Johannesburg and Cape Town are the only other two airports that will be open to let locals travel abroad and receive foreign visitors from countries deemed non-high-risk.

READ:  Botswana's Ruling Party BDP Wins General Election: Chief Justice

Continue Reading

Trending

Copyright © 2018 African News Network. All Rights Reserved.

%d bloggers like this: