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Zimbabwe Seeks Immunity In South Africa For Grace Mugabe

Zimbabwe Seeks Immunity In South Africa For Grace Mugabe

Zimbabwe’s government has requested diplomatic immunity in South Africa for President Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace Mugabe after a charge of assault was laid against her. “Mrs. Mugabe’s legal team has asked for diplomatic immunity and the request is under consideration,” Clayson Monyela, spokesman for South Africa’s Department of International Relations and Cooperation, said by phone […]

‘No Witch Hunt’ For South Africa’s ANC Vote Rebels, – Gwede Mantashe

‘No Witch Hunt’ For South Africa’s ANC Vote Rebels, – Gwede Mantashe

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress won’t try to expose its lawmakers who voted in secret with the opposition in the no-confidence motion against President Jacob Zuma, the party’s secretary-general said. “There will be no witch hunt for those who voted with the opposition,” Gwede Mantashe said in a post on his Twitter account on […]

Economic Storm Clouds Hang Over Kenyan Leader’s Second Term

Economic Storm Clouds Hang Over Kenyan Leader’s Second Term

Winning a second disputed election may have been the easy part for Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. Now he needs to tackle daunting economic challenges ranging from slackening growth and runaway government spending to an unemployment rate that tops 40 percent. Kenyatta resoundingly won an Aug. 8 rematch of a 2013 contest against former Prime Minister Raila […]

Pre-emptive War With North Korea Would Be ‘Catastrophic’- Susan Rice

Pre-emptive War With North Korea Would Be ‘Catastrophic’- Susan Rice

Former national security adviser Susan Rice said Thursday the United States should rule out a pre-emptive strike on North Korea, casting President Donald Trump’s “fire and fury” comments as dangerous. “A pre-emptive war, if one were actually thinking of executing that, would be catastrophic,” Rice said on CNN’s “Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.” She said […]

Kenya Braces for Trouble as Opposition Rejects Vote Results

Kenya Braces for Trouble as Opposition Rejects Vote Results

Kenyans are bracing themselves for trouble after the main opposition alliance said the vote-counting system had been hacked and that preliminary results from Tuesday’s elections showing President Uhuru Kenyatta has a commanding lead are “fake.” With votes from more than 90 percent of polling stations counted, Kenyatta has 54.4 percent support, while his main rival Raila […]

Jittery Kenyans Vote In Odinga’s Last Bid For Presidency

Jittery Kenyans Vote In Odinga’s Last Bid For Presidency

Millions of people go to the polls in Kenya on Tuesday amid fears that the latest electoral clash between its foremost political dynasties could once again descend into violence. President Uhuru Kenyatta, 55, the businessman son of Kenya’s first president, is running for the second time against arch rival Raila Odinga, a 72-year-old former political […]

Mozambique President Meets With Opposition Leader Ahead of Vote

Mozambique President Meets With Opposition Leader Ahead of Vote

Mozambique’s president, Filipe Nyusi, met with the leader of the main opposition party, Afonso Dhlakama, in the Gorongosa forest where Dhlakama has been in hiding. “The two leaders discussed and agreed on the next steps in the peace process, which they hope to be completed by the end of the year,” according to a press statement […]

Rwanda’s Kagame Wins Third Presidential Term By A Landslide

Rwanda’s Kagame Wins Third Presidential Term By A Landslide

Incumbent leader Paul Kagame swept to a landslide victory in Rwanda’s presidential election, securing a third term in office and extending his 17 years in power, final results showed on Saturday. Kagame has won international praise for presiding over a peaceful and rapid economic recovery in Rwanda since the 1994 genocide, when an estimated 800,000 […]

Women Candidates Face Curses And Worse In Kenyan Elections

Women Candidates Face Curses And Worse In Kenyan Elections

Since entering politics, Kenyan lawmaker Sarah Korere has been insulted, shot at, slapped by a colleague and cursed by tribal elders – but she’s still trying to take a man’s parliamentary seat in one of Kenya’s most violent regions. Korere’s experiences are symptomatic of a wider hate campaign against female candidates in Kenyan politics, women […]

Rwandans Vote in Poll That Looks Certain to Extend Kagames Rule

Rwandans Vote in Poll That Looks Certain to Extend Kagames Rule

Rwandans began voting Friday in a presidential election that’s all but certain to extend Paul Kagame’s 17-year rule of the East African nation. Polling stations opened at 7 a.m. and will close at 3 p.m., with about 6.8 million people in the country of 12 million registered to vote. Electoral officials say the winner will […]

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