#BreakingAfricanNews Summary at 2:45pm WAT

By: Abiodun Abidoye, May 24th 2014.

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SOUTH AFRICA: #BreakingAfricanNews President Jacob Zuma sworn into office at the #UnionBuilding in Pretoria for another term of five years as the president of the republic. President #GoodluckJonathan #YoweriMuseveni #RobertMugabe were present. President #BarackObama was said to have called earlier on Friday to congratulate President #JacobZuma.

Source: BBC News Africa, May 24th 2014. Retrieved from http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-27553027

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SOMALIA: #BreakingAfricanNews Parliament under attack by Al Shabaab Militants while a meeting was ongoing. More than a few Casualties reported.

Source: BBC News Africa May 24th 2014 Retrieved from http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-27554498

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MALI: #BreakingAfricanNews Ceasefire agreement signed between several Tuareg rebel groups and the Malian government after series of violent prevalence in the northern city of Kidal. Meanwhile an inquiry to investigate what happened will be set up by an international commission according to the agreement.

Source: National News Agency of Malaysia, May 24th 2014. Retrieved from http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v7/wn/newsworld.php?id=1040970

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MALAWI: #BreakingAfricanNews President #JoyceBanda called off counting of the votes in the general election with immediate effect due to irregularities in the electioneering process. Section 88 subsection 2 of the constitution requires that the president shall provide executive leadership in the interest of national unity. Several lawyers have called the cancellation unconstitutional including the electoral commission which has sworn to give Malawians the result of the election.

Source: Malawi Today, 24th May 2014. Retrieved from http://www.malawitoday.com/news/131631-malawi-president-joyce-banda-calls-suspension-elections

 

 

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