POLITICS

Kenya Elections: Opposition Raila Odinga ahead of President Uhuru Kenyatta in new poll

Kenya's opposition Nasa presidential candidate Raila Odinga has dramatically gained support over Jubilee’s Uhuru Kenyatta in the latest survey by pollster Infotrak.

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FULL TEXT: Declaration of SACP 14th National Congress

The full text of the declaration by the 14th National Congress of the South African Communist Party

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Dr. Blade Nzimande re-elected as the SACP General Secretary

The South African Communist Party (SACP) has at its ongoing 14th National Congress in Boksburg, outside Johannesburg, re-elected Dr. Blade Nzimande as its General Secretary.

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Three presidential candidates barred from standing against Rwanda's incumbent Kagame

Rwanda’s electoral commission has barred three candidates from running in next month’s presidential election, while allowing two opposition figures to stand against incumbent President Paul Kagame.

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ANC National Policy Conference: Closing Remarks by President Jacob Zuma

The ANC 5th National Policy Conference that has been holding at the Nasrec Centre in Johannesburg has today (July 5) drawn to a close. The following is the closing remarks by President Jacob Zuma.

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Rwanda's ruling party picks Kagame as August candidate

Rwanda's ruling party on Saturday chose longtime President Paul Kagame as its candidate for the August election, where he is expected to face a handful of challengers who either represent small parties or are independent.

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ANCYL endorses Dlamini-Zuma to lead ANC

The ANC Youth League has announced its support for former African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as party president.

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May faces uncertain future as right-wing press turns on bruised PM

After an election letdown that has severely dented her parliamentary clout, British Prime Minister Theresa May was facing reports of deep disquiet in her Conservative party Saturday.

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Theresa May clings to power despite losing overall parliamentary majority in British Election

Theresa May’s gamble to boost her mandate for the country’s Brexit negotiations with the European Unon (EU) turned into a disaster for her and the ruling Conservative Party after Thursday’s election ended in a hung parliament.

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Britain goes to the polls today, race tighter than expected

Britons go to the polls on Thursday in the shadow of terrorism, in an election Prime Minister Theresa May once expected to win easily but has proved increasingly hard to predict.

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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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