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Mugabe’s Ruling Party Fractures as Zimbabwean Opposition Unites

Mugabe’s Ruling Party Fractures as Zimbabwean Opposition Unites

As Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s ruling party is increasingly gripped by faction fighting, a once-splintered opposition is pledging to mount a united challenge to the 93-year-old leader in elections next year. At the center of the infighting in the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front is its political commissar, Saviour Kasukuwere, a leading figure in the […]

Kenya’s President Warns Against Violence During Party Nominations

Kenya’s President Warns Against Violence During Party Nominations

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Thursday his government would not tolerate violence between rival camps of supporters in party primaries before a national election in August. Two parliamentary candidates have been treated in hospital after being caught up in such a clash – a decade after an eruption of ethnic violence, in which more […]

Erdogan’s Bid for More Power Awaits Outcome of Turkish Vote

Erdogan’s Bid for More Power Awaits Outcome of Turkish Vote

Turkish voters will decide on Sunday whether to endorse President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s bid to centralize power in his hands in the most radical shake-up since the republic was formed 93 years ago. Opinion polls this month showed the referendum was too close to predict after two months of campaigning that divided Turks and damaged […]

Protesters Gather in South Africa for Second Anti-Zuma March

Protesters Gather in South Africa for Second Anti-Zuma March

Hundreds of people started gathering in South Africa’s capital to call for President Jacob Zuma to resign, the second such demonstration in less than a week. At least 10,000 people are expected to take part in the march in Pretoria led by civil-rights groups and seven opposition parties including the Economic Freedom Fighters and the […]

New Details Emerge On Museveni, Besigye Talks

New Details Emerge On Museveni, Besigye Talks

The Swedish mediator for the planned talks between President Museveni and four-time presidential candidate, Dr Kizza Besigye, secretly visited and held one-on-one, but separate, conversations with the two men in December 2016 and again last month, this newspaper can reveal. Details contained in official correspondences show that Ms Annika Söder, the Swedish State Secretary, has […]

South African Opposition, Rights Groups March Against Zuma

South African Opposition, Rights Groups March Against Zuma

Thousands marched in major South African cities to protest against President Jacob Zuma on Friday, demanding he quit after a cabinet reshuffle triggered the latest crisis of his presidency. Zuma’s sacking of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in the reshuffle last Thursday has outraged allies and opponents alike, undermined his authority and caused rifts in the […]

Gambia Chooses Lawmakers as New Leader Seeks Backing for Reforms

Gambia Chooses Lawmakers as New Leader Seeks Backing for Reforms

    Gambians are going to the polls today in a parliamentary vote that will be crucial for the new government’s ability to implement reforms after two decades of rule by Yahya Jammeh, the former dictator ousted by West African neighbors in January. President Adama Barrow defeated Jammeh in presidential elections in December with the […]

Top ANC Leaders Oppose Zuma’s Plan to Fire Gordhan

Top ANC Leaders Oppose Zuma’s Plan to Fire Gordhan

Three of the top six officials of South Africa’s ruling party told President Jacob Zuma that they opposed his plan to fire Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, a person with knowledge of the matter said. Zuma told the African National Congress leaders in a meeting on Monday that he wanted to dismiss Gordhan because he was […]

Senate Vs EFCC – Who Is Witch-Hunting Whom?

Senate Vs EFCC – Who Is Witch-Hunting Whom?

The EFCC in an incriminating report sent to the President alleges that the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and some of his aides and associates, of which his Deputy Chief of Staff, Gbenga Makanjuola, ex-Managing Director of Heritage Bank, Robert Mbonu and other companies, allegedly assisted the Senate President, already on trial for alleged false declaration […]

Zuma Batters South Africa’s Credibility by Ordering Gordhan Home

Zuma Batters South Africa’s Credibility by Ordering Gordhan Home

South African President Jacob Zuma’s order for Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan to cancel an investor roadshow in London and the U.S. left the nation’s credibility in tatters. The rand plunged more than any other major currency after Zuma, 74, told Gordhan to return home a day after he departed for the week of meetings. The […]

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