ACCRA, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo
replaced his sacked energy minister on Thursday in a reshuffle
that still maintained the West African country's high number of
ministers -- 110 in total.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Thursday commended Congo's President Joseph Kabila for not seeking a third term in the country's December elections and called on Congolese leadership to guarantee a credible vote.
BAMAKO (Reuters) - The third and fourth-place finishers in the first round of Mali's presidential election declined on Thursday to endorse opposition leader Soumaila Cisse in Sunday's run-off, dealing a blow to his hopes of defeating President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.
GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. refugee agency is gravely concerned by reports that a senior Zimbabwean politician was refused asylum in Zambia and sent back to his own country, which would be a serious violation of international law, it said in a statement on Thursday.
JUBA (Reuters) - South Sudan President Salva Kiir has given an amnesty to all those involved in the nation's civil war, including rebel leader Riek Machar, state-run television said, days after the signing of a peace deal.
LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zimbabwean police took former finance minister and opposition leader Tendai Biti into custody on Thursday after Zambian authorities rejected his bid for asylum and deported him, his lawyer said.