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Zuma Resigns as South Africa’s President Amidst Scandals

Zuma Resigns as South Africa’s President Amidst Scandals

South African President Jacob Zuma resigned Wednesday, bringing an end to his scandal-marred tenure and leaving the nation’s leadership in the hands of the ruling African National Congress’s new leader, Cyril Ramaphosa. “The ANC should never be divided in my name,” Zuma said in a televised address to the nation. “I have therefore come to the […]

Finnish President Wins Landslide Re-Election in Historic Vote

Finnish President Wins Landslide Re-Election in Historic Vote

Sauli Niinisto was re-elected as Finland’s president without recourse to a runoff — a first since the post has been settled by popular vote. The 69-year-old former finance minister won the election with 62.7 percent backing, surpassing the 50 percent needed to avoid a second vote. His closest rival, Pekka Haavisto of the Greens, who […]

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 […]

Gabon Opposition Rejects President’s Call For Talks To Ease Tensions

Gabon Opposition Rejects President’s Call For Talks To Ease Tensions

Gabonese President Ali Bongo has offered to hold talks with opposition parties in an apparent bid to ease tensions over his contested re-election last year, but his main political rival swiftly rejected the call for dialogue. Responding to a presidency statement issued late on Friday, opposition leader Jean Ping branded the proposal for talks starting […]

Somalia: President Appeals for Assistance As Drought Worsens

Somalia: President Appeals for Assistance As Drought Worsens

As Somalia faces its second major drought this decade, the government has issued an urgent appeal for large-scale, life-saving aid. Holding a joint press conference with the country’s National Drought Task force on Thursday, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said millions of his people are at risk of starvation if action is not taken soon. “The […]

Nothing Is Wrong With Going On Vacation – Buhari

Nothing Is Wrong With Going On Vacation – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari departed Abuja for London, United Kingdom on a medical vacation, yesterday. He will return to the country on February 6, 2017. This is the second time the president would be seeking medical attention since he took office on May 29, 2015. The first was in June last year when he left the […]

Gambia’s Jammeh To Hand Over Power By End January: Minister

Gambia’s Jammeh To Hand Over Power By End January: Minister

Gambia’s defeated President Yahya Jammeh remains in the country and will hand over power to president-elect Adama Barrow in January following a transition period, the communications minister said on Sunday. Jammeh, who has ruled the West African nation for 22 years, has not been seen in public since he shocked observers by accepting his surprise […]

The Buhari Legacy Project

The Buhari Legacy Project

President Muhammadu Buhari’s strategists, if they are at work at all, are chasing ants and ignoring the elephant in the room. They do him great disservice. Their oversight is hubristically determined either by incapacity or a vendetta-induced distraction. It is time they changed the game and the narrative; time they woke up. It’s been more […]

U.S. Officials Storm Out Of Uganda President’s Inauguration

U.S. Officials Storm Out Of Uganda President’s Inauguration

Uganda’s veteran president vowed to fight corruption and inefficient bureaucracy on Thursday as he was sworn in to a fifth term in office, but some Western officials walked out of the ceremony when he mocked the International Criminal Court. In his inaugural address, President Yoweri Museveni, 71, told heads of state, diplomats and other guests […]

7 Reasons To Want A Woman As Your President

7 Reasons To Want A Woman As Your President

We’ve heard a lot of people say things like, “You can’t vote for Hillary just because she’s a woman.” In the most abstract sense, that’s sort of true. It seems unlikely that anyone who considers themselves politically progressive would advise voting for, say, Sarah Palin over Barack Obama just because of the former’s gender—especially given […]

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