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Rejecting Trump, Wall Street Republican Donors Scatter Largesse

Rejecting Trump, Wall Street Republican Donors Scatter Largesse

  Largely united in their dislike of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, some ultra-wealthy U.S. investors who play in conservative politics are warily weighing their choices, torn between third-party candidates, simply focusing on down-ballot contests or even voting for Democrat Hillary Clinton. As Clinton’s lead over Trump has grown in opinion polls, some hedge fund […]

Clinton Heavily Favored To Win Electoral College: Poll

Clinton Heavily Favored To Win Electoral College: Poll

  After a brutal week for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, Democrat Hillary Clinton maintained a substantial projected advantage in the race to win the Electoral College and claim the U.S. presidency, according to the latest results from the Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation project released on Saturday. If the election were held this week, […]

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 […]