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Libya's Mohammed Magariaf looks for unity in the middle ground

Mohammed Magariaf took up the presidency of the General National Congress/Photo©ReutersMagariaf took up the presidency of the General National Congress on 9 August and has since been holding together Libya's middle ground.

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Motlanthe to challenge Zuma for ANC presidency

Kgalema Mothlanthe/Photo©ReutersSouth African Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has broken months of silence to announce he will contest President Jacob Zuma for the African National Congress top post.

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Sierra Leone: People to Watch
 - Politicians 
and influential tycoons

Christiana Thorpe (L) Alpha Kanu (M)  Wilfred Sam-King (R)/Photos©Bob Child-AP/SIPA;Gemma WareParty loyalties are already drawn up ahead of November's presidential election, in which the electoral commissioner's role will be key, while several entrepreneurs are making their mark Political positioning ahead of November's elections is in full swing.

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Former Ghana First Lady presidential bid rejected

Agyeman-Rawlings resigned from her husband’s NDC and joined the NDP to become its presidential candidateFormer Ghana First Lady presidential bid rejected 
Former Ghana First Lady Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings' presidential ambitions suffered a major blow on Thursday after the West African country's electoral commission rejected her nomination papers.

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South Africa: Unopposed Helen Zille is congress bound

Helen Zille, leader of South Africa's biggest opposition party, Democratic Alliance (DA)/Photo©ReutersShe is one of Africa's leading opposition politicians, outspoken, tough on corruption and speaks her mind. South Africa's Western Cape Province's Helen Zille is congress bound.

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Ethiopia's only opposition MP snubbed by PM Hailemariam

Girma Seifu is the only opposition MP in the country's 547-seat parliament/Photo © Nicolas Michel For JAA Member of Parliament (MP) of one of Ethiopia's opposition parties, Medrek (Forum) on Tuesday called for a political dialogue with the government.

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