Politics

Wed,23Apr2014

Politics

South Africa's election countdown begins

EFF leader, Julius Malema said broadcaster, SABC should allow people to judge for themselves which party to vote for instead of banning advertisements”  With less than two weeks to South Africa's elections, political parties are stepping up their campaigns to win the hearts and minds of close to 26 million registered voters.

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Egypt: Two contrasting candidates vie for the presidency

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (L) Hamdeen Sabahi (R). Photo©ReutersThe Egyptian presidency will be contested by two contrasting candidates- former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and former parliamentarian Hamdeen Sabahi.

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Gbagbo's long shadow on Côte d'Ivoire's politics

the opposition has its eyes on elections in 2015. Photo©ReutersThe supporters of the former president are slowly reforming the opposition.

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South Africa's President Zuma expresses dismay at ally's call to spoil vote

South African President Jacob Zuma says he feels betrayed that his former ally and former Intelligence minister, Ronnie Kasrils has called on voters and ANC members to spoil their ballots in next month's election.

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Algeria: The battles Bouteflika has won

A substantial military guard has protected the In Amenas plant since the 2013 hostage crisis. Photo©Tsuyoshi MATSUMOTO/AP/SIPAThe roots of Bouteflika's popularity go back to his bargaining with Islamist forces in the 1990s and restoring Algeria's pride. President Abdelaziz Bouteflika benefits from his dynamic past.

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Elections: The big men back Algeria's Bouteflika

An executive vice-president would relieve President Abdelaziz Bouteflika of physically demanding tasks. Photo©Ryad KramdiWeakened by a stroke in 2013, and despite his increasingly rare public engagements, 77-year-old Bouteflika remains the establishment's choice in April's presidential polls.

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Nigerian diplomacy reacts to Mugabe's remarks

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe's jibe has sparked a diplomatic spar between Zimbabwe and Nigeria. Photo©ReutersNigeria has been drawn into a diplomatic war-of-words with Zimbabwe after unguarded remarks by Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe about corruption in the West African country angered Abuja.

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