Gabon president Bongo sworn in for a second term

Gabon President Ali Bongo was sworn in for a second term on Tuesday and called for unity at a low-key ceremony following a razor-thin election victory whose integrity was questioned by international observers.

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U.S. Elections: Clinton boosted by debate as candidates rally support

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton jumped back onto the campaign trail Tuesday after a testy first head-to-head debate in which Clinton frequently forced her prickly opponent on to the back foot.

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South African union backs unionist-turned-tycoon Ramaphosa as next president

South Africa's deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa saw his chances of becoming the country's next leader increase on Monday when the powerful mining union he helped found before he made a fortune in business backed him to succeed President Jacob Zuma.

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Egypt's president defends military's economic role

Egypt's president on Monday rejected criticism that the military's growing economic involvement was distracting it from its core duties, an issue that recently moved center stage when the armed forces said it would intervene to end shortages of baby formula.

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Mamelodi Sundowns to play Zamalek in Caf Champions League final

Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa and Zamalek of Egypt are the two finalists for the 2016 African Champions League final.

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South Sudan rebel chief urges armed resistance to Juba govt

A top South Sudanese opposition leader called Saturday for armed resistance to the government in Juba - a stance that suggests the troubled Central African nation could face a renewed civil war in the near future.

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Gabon opposition leader rejects ruling upholding Bongo poll win

Gabon opposition leader Jean Ping on Saturday rejected what he said was an "unjust" ruling by the Constitutional Court which upheld the victory of President Ali Bongo in the Aug. 27 poll that he says was tarnished by fraud.

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Anti-apartheid Icon and renowned revolutionary Nelson Mandela passed away on December 5, 2013.

UHURUSPIRIT INTERVIEWS

UHURUSPIRIT INTERVIEW: Secretary General of the SPLM Yasir Arman on the recent protests in Sudan

Recently, hundreds of thousands of Sudanese people took to the streets after the removal of fuel subsidy by the government of President Omar al-Bashir. Many of the peaceful protesters were brutally killed, while thousands were arrested. Read >>>

UHURUSPIRIT INTERVIEW: SACP Western Cape Provincial Secretary Comrade Khaya Magaxa

The South African Communist Party in the Western Cape Province recently held its 7th Provincial Congress. UhuruSpirit editor Comrade Hilary Ojukwu met with Comrade Khaya Magaxa to talk about their successful congress Read >>>

UHURUSPIRIT INTERVIEW with the Global Environmental Campaigner Nnimmo Bassey

In this Interview Nnimmo Bassey reacts to the State of Emergency in parts of Nigeria. He also discusses Oilwatch International and Oilwatch Africa, the on-going struggle in the Niger Delta and more. Read >>>

OPINION & SPEECHES

African Passport Represents the Resumption of Decolonisation Process by Hilary Ojukwu

The African Union, at its just concluded summit in Kigali, Rwanda, has unveiled the African passport which is expected to increase the momentum towards a united Africa under AU’s Agenda 2063: The Africa We Want. Read More >>>

CAPE TOWN: A Tale of Two Cities by Masonwabe Sokoyi

The ANC mayoral candidate for the city of Cape Town, Comrade Xolani Sotashe, has reinvigorated the narrative of “A Tale of two Cities” recently when he painted a vivid picture of a city that is extremely divided along class and racial lines. Read More >>>

US Neo-Nazi Leader Says Donald Trump ‘the Real Deal’ by teleSUR

Donald Trump, the billionaire businessman and reality TV star who has called Mexicans rapists and proposed barring Muslims from entering the United States, is currently leading every national poll for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination Read More >>>

So far, the plot to destroy ANC has failed by Kwame Biko

On Wednesday, South Africans of voting age who are registered to vote will elect a new government in the fifth general election since independence in 1994. Read More >>>