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Anti-graft Watchdog Delays Report After Zuma Court Application

Anti-graft Watchdog Delays Report After Zuma Court Application

South Africa’s anti-graft watchdog has deferred release of a report into allegations of political interference by wealthy friends of Jacob Zuma in a move critics of the president fear could lead to a watering down of its conclusions. A court application by Zuma had obliged Thuli Madonsela, head of the agency that has spearheaded investigation […]

Trump reels as more accusers emerge

Trump reels as more accusers emerge

New allegations of Donald Trump groping women are sending the Republican nominee’s floundering campaign into a tailspin, with precious few days left for the billionaire to try to salvage his presidential bid. Already struggling under the weight of the 2005 tape in which Trump can be heard describing in vulgar terms how his celebrity status […]

Trump Is Triggering Domestic Violence Survivors With Textbook Abusive Behavior

Trump Is Triggering Domestic Violence Survivors With Textbook Abusive Behavior

  It’s been seven years since Lisette Johnson’s abusive husband shot her and then turned the gun on himself, but nowadays, whenever she turns on the TV, she is confronted with a man who sounds just like him. He lies. He bullies. He threatens. He calls women names. And he’s the Republican nominee for president. […]

Ali Bongo sworn in as president of Gabon

Ali Bongo sworn in as president of Gabon

Ali Bongo has been sworn in as Gabon’s president for a second seven-year term, three days after his election victory was controversially validated by the Constitutional Court following allegations of fraud. “I pledge to devote all my efforts for the good of the Gabonese people and to ensure their well-being … and respect and defend […]

Gabon Constitutional Court Starts Hearing On Disputed Election

Gabon Constitutional Court Starts Hearing On Disputed Election

Gabon’s Constitutional Court began hearing arguments on Thursday in advance of its ruling on an election that opposition leader Jean Ping said was rigged to give President Ali Bongo victory. The court’s nine judges are expected to rule by Friday on Ping’s complaint and could announce a recount or final results. The election has drawn […]

Protesters Killed As Anti-Government Demos Erupt In DRC

Protesters Killed As Anti-Government Demos Erupt In DRC

At least 17 people have been killed during clashes between police and anti-government protesters in Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital, Kinshasa. The protest, attended by thousands of people, came at a time of growing local and foreign pressure on President Joseph Kabila to step down when his term of office ends in December. The opposition accuses […]

Be Patient With FG, Kogi Governor Appeals to Nigerians

Be Patient With FG, Kogi Governor Appeals to Nigerians

Kogi State governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has appealed to Nigerians to be patient with President Muhammadu Buhari as he grapples with the challenges of managing an economy in recession. This was just as he assured that over 100,000 youths and women would be empowered through programmes lined up by the state government. Addressing the people […]

Violence in South Sudan Orchestrated By Government, UN Report Reveals

Violence in South Sudan Orchestrated By Government, UN Report Reveals

A confidential UN report says deadly fighting in South Sudan in July was directed by the highest levels of government, and that leaders are intent on a military solution that has escalated the conflict from a “primarily political to tribal war”. The UN report obtained by the Associated Press says President Salva Kiir and Paul […]

#OccupyLuthuliHouse Shows South Africa’s ANC Is Turning On Itself

#OccupyLuthuliHouse Shows South Africa’s ANC Is Turning On Itself

Marching on the headquarters of the African National Congress has a long and sometimes terrible history. In 1994, the year Nelson Mandela was elected, supporters of the rival Inkatha Freedom party marched on the ANC HQ, then at Shell House. Nineteen people were killed after guards opened fire. Other more recent protests have ended in […]

Angela Merkel’s Party Beaten By Rightwing Populists In German Elections

Angela Merkel’s Party Beaten By Rightwing Populists In German Elections

Angela Merkel has suffered a sobering defeat in regional elections in her constituency of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, with her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) coming third behind the Social Democrats (SPD) and the rightwing populists Alternative für Deutschland (AfD). Projections late on Sunday night saw the centre-left SPD on 30.5%, the anti-immigration AfD on 20.9%, and the chancellor’s […]