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#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 […]

Gabon Opposition Leader Says Attack On HQ Kills Two People

Gabon Opposition Leader Says Attack On HQ Kills Two People

Gabon’s opposition leader said two people were killed and 19 injured when security forces attacked his headquarters after the incumbent president, Ali Bongo, was declared the winner of contested polls. Thousands of angry protesters took to the streets of the capital, Libreville, accusing the government of stealing the election after Bongo won a second term […]

Clinton Leads Trump By Eight Points: Reuters/Lpsos Poll

Clinton Leads Trump By Eight Points: Reuters/Lpsos Poll

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton leads Republican rival Donald Trump by 8 percentage points among likely voters, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Friday. The Aug. 14-18 survey showed 42 percent of Americans supported Clinton ahead of the Nov. 8 general election. That compares with 34 percent support for Trump. Another 23 percent […]

Zambian President’s Inauguration Delayed Until Court Rules On Vote

Zambian President’s Inauguration Delayed Until Court Rules On Vote

Zambian President Edgar Lungu said on Tuesday his inauguration would be delayed until a court rules on a challenge from his main election rival who said the vote was rigged. Results on Monday showed Lungu narrowly won re-election in Africa’s second-largest copper producer which is suffering an economic slump due to depressed commodity prices. But […]

Zambia Elections: Opposition Cries Foul As President Voted Back In

Zambia Elections: Opposition Cries Foul As President Voted Back In

Zambia’s president has been re-elected in a closely contested vote, with the result rejected by the country’s main opposition party. The commission said Edgar Lungu, of the ruling Patriotic Front party, had received 1,860,877 votes while his closest challenger, Hakainde Hichilema, of the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND), received 1,760,347. For the first […]

Clinton Happily Yields National Spotlight To Trump, Avoids Its Glare

Clinton Happily Yields National Spotlight To Trump, Avoids Its Glare

If you haven’t heard a lot about what Hillary Clinton thinks of a string of controversial comments by Donald Trump that have generated round-the-clock coverage on cable news broadcasts, there is a reason – it’s by design. Since becoming the Democratic nominee last month, Clinton has been touring toy manufacturers, visiting tie makers and dropping […]

Zambia Goes To Polls To Elect Next President After Hard-Fought Campaign

Zambia Goes To Polls To Elect Next President After Hard-Fought Campaign

Zambians go to the polls on Thursday to choose their next president after an election campaign marred by violence and press blackouts, and against a backdrop of a tanking economy. The candidates are the current president, Edgar Lungu, of the Patriotic Front (PF), who won an emergency election in 2015 by just 27,000 votes; and […]

Dozens Shot Dead In Anti-Government Protests Across Ethiopia Says Opposition

Dozens Shot Dead In Anti-Government Protests Across Ethiopia Says Opposition

Dozens of people were shot dead by security forces in protests across Ethiopia’s Oromiya and Amhara regions at the weekend, residents and opposition officials have said. Unrest flared in Oromiya for several months until early this year over plans to allocate farmland surrounding the regional capital for development. Authorities scrapped the scheme in January, but […]

Where Are All the Republican Women?

Where Are All the Republican Women?

Candice Miller, a seven-term congresswoman from Michigan’s 10th Congressional District who endorsed Donald Trump for president, is the kind of woman the Republican Party needs to be part of its future. Instead, she’s about to become part of its past. She’s one of just 22 women in the Republican caucus of the U.S. House of […]