POLITICS

Former AU leader Dlamini-Zuma hits out at ANC factionalists

Former African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma had strong words against ANC members who promoted factionalism saying it was destroying the organisation.

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South Africa: Ramaphosa apologizes for role in Marikana massacre

In South Africa, the race for the presidency of the ANC will only open in June when the nomination of candidates will begin. But the campaign is already in full swing.

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France's new president Emmanuel Macron never held elected office

Emmanuel Macron becomes France's youngest president, after the 39-year-old former investment banker and economy minister defeated xenophobic white supremacist Marine Le Pen in Sunday's presidential runoff.

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Kenya: Raila Odinga chosen as main opposition candidate in upcoming general elections

Kenya's veteran politician Raila Odinga has been confirmed as the main opposition coalition's presidential candidate for August's election.

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ANC Leaders close ranks behind Zuma’s New Cabinet

Leaders of South Africa’s governing African National Congress (ANC) have successfully resolved their differences amid a major crisis that has been brewing in the party over the recent cabinet reshuffle by President Jacob Zuma.

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SACP calls on President Zuma to resign

The South African Communist Party (SACP) has called on President Zuma to resign following his dismissal of former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan during a cabinet reshuffle on Thursday.

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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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