POLITICS

Former South African opposition DA leader in trouble after defending colonialism

Former South African main opposition leader Helen Zille will face a disciplinary process by her Democratic Alliance (DA) party after appearing to defend colonialism on Twitter on Thursday.

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Late Congo opposition leader's son named as successor

Democratic Republic of Congo's main opposition coalition said it had named the son of its late leader Etienne Tshisekedi to succeed him on Thursday, but some within the opposition rejected the choice.

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Clashes in South Africa Parliament during President Zuma’s State of the Nation Address

Violence erupted in South Africa Parliament on Thursday night when President Jacob Zuma rose to deliver the 2017 State of the Nation Address.

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Angolan Jose Eduardo dos Santos confirms his retirement after thirty-seven years in power

The Central Committee of the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) has approved Joao Lourenço as its presidential candidate for the August elections.

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Botswana opposition groups unite to challenge ruling BDP

Botswana's four main opposition parties launched a coalition on Friday to challenge the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) in 2019 elections.

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President Zuma says ANC not bound to elect deputy as leader

The African National Congress (ANC) is not bound by tradition to elect its deputy as leader, President Jacob Zuma said in an interview broadcast on Sunday, dismissing labour unions' endorsement of Cyril Ramaphosa.

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Kenyan opposition forms alliance in unity bid before August election

Kenyan opposition political parties announced an alliance on Wednesday to fight the August presidential and parliamentary elections against President Uhuru Kenyatta's coalition.

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FULL TEXT: ANC January 8 Statement

Statement by the ANC National Executive Committee on the occasion of the party's 105th Birthday Anniversary

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ANC Women's League endorses Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma for SA president

The African National Congress Women’s League (ANCWL) will formally back the outgoing chairwoman of the African Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, to succeed her ex-husband President Jacob Zuma as ANC president as well as South African president, the league said on Saturday.

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Trump wins Electoral College vote despite protests

U.S. Electoral College has sealed the Republican president-elect's victory with 304 votes.

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Opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo wins Ghana's presidential election

The main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) presidential candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo, 72, has been declared the winner of Ghana's presidential election after an impressive performance.

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Ghana radio stations project that opposition leader has won the presidential election

Ghana's private radio stations Joy FM and Citi FM on Friday projected that the main opposition leader, Nana Akufo-Addo, has won the country's presidential election with an absolute majority over the incumbent President John Mahama.

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South Korea Parliament impeaches scandal hit president Park Geun-hye

South Korean Parliament on Friday passed an impeachment motion against President Park Geun-hye

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Somali political leaders OK presidential polls for Dec. 28

Somalia's political leaders say they have agreed to hold presidential polls on Dec. 28 after three delays and amid allegations of bribery, fraud and voter intimidation.

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Ghanaians go to the polls in presidential vote

Ghanaians cast their ballots today in neck and neck presidential and parliamentary polls held at a time of economic woes and corruption scandals that have eroded President John Mahama's lustre.

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Ghana's Mahama accuses foe of undermining confidence in voting

President John Mahama accused Ghana's main opposition leader of deliberately undermining confidence in the voting process before Wednesday's election by failing to issue a clear call for peace whatever the outcome.

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What you need to know about Ghana's elections

Two old foes are stepping back into the ring to fight in Ghana's hotly contested presidential election on December 7.

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ANC National Executive Committee continues debate on Zuma

The debate on the suitability of South Africa's President Jacob Zuma to continue leading the ANC will continue as the party's National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting was extended till Monday.

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COSATU'S endorsement of Ramaphosa as next President criticized by ANC

The decision by the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) to adopt Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa as the person it will support to take over from President Zuma has been criticized by the ruling African National Congress (ANC).

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Zuma questions motives of ANC stalwarts who are calling for his removal

South African President Jacob Zuma has questioned the “sudden emergence” of African National Congress veterans and social movements calling for his removal from office.

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