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Zambia's President Sata raises them up to let them down

President Michael Sata and his Patriotic Front (PF) are facing mounting opposition from old allies and growing discontent/Photo©ReutersThe ruling party came into power in September 2011 and is now taking a tougher line on dissent while it struggles to improve working conditions and revise the constitution.

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Ethiopia: Hailemariam Desalegn, a forceful, steely presence

New Ethiopian PM, Hailemariam Desalegn is from Boloso Sore in Wolayita Zone in Ethiopia’s Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Region/Photo©JENNY VAUGHAN/AFPThe Ethiopian deputy prime minister took over on the death of Premier Meles and began implementing policies that are softer on the media and promote dialogue with rebel groups. It remains to be seen whether he has the same mettle as his predecessor.

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South Africa: Julius Malema gets his day in court, attacks Zuma

Photo©ReutersExpelled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema appeared in court Wednesday facing a charge of money laundering, but he remained defiant claiming his legal woes were a plot by South African President Jacob Zuma to silence him.

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South Africa: D-Day for Julius Malema

Former South African National Congress youth league leader, Julius Malema/Photo©ReutersFormer South African National Congress youth league leader, Julius Malema is on Wednesday expected to appear in court facing several allegations of fraud, in a trial that has gripped the imagination of the world's media.

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Julius Malema faces legal woes

ANC Youth League says it supports its former leader, Julius Malema

It is pay up time for former ANC Youth League leader, Julius Malema and the South African Revenue Services (SARS) is demanding that he pays millions of rands in outstanding taxes.



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Hailemariam Desalegn sworn in as Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister

Hailemariam Desalegn has been sworn in as Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister Ethiopia's new Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn was sworn in on Friday and immediately promised to stick to his predecessor Meles Zenawi's development agenda.

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