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Fri,27Feb2015

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Robert Mugabe: 35 years of reluctant rule

Photo©ReutersDespite clinging onto power for 35 years, Zimbabwe's 91 year old leader, Robert Mugabe claims he was a reluctant ruler.

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South Sudan tribes demand federalism

South Sudan tribal leaders have recommended that the country adopts federalism to promote peace.

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South Africa: Budget won't have much room for manoeuvre

South Africa’s Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene. Photo©ReutersSouth Africa's Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene is this week expected to deliver that country's budget speech, with the key highlights being the introduction of the Appropriation Bill and tabling of the fiscal framework and the Division of Revenue Bill to parliament.

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Zuma silences critics with State of the Nation reply

South African President Jacob Zuma has appealed to the country's opposition.

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5 reasons why Nigeria's elections would have been a disaster

Abiodun Ajijola, Coordinator of Election Monitor, a civil society group, explains why Nigeria's presidential and gubernatorial elections were postponed, arguing that the Independent National Electoral Commission's unpreparedness for the February 14 polls would have led to disastrous consequences.

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Julius Malema gets an apology

Julius Malema, EFF leader. Photo©ReutersThe speaker of South Africa's national assembly, Baleka Mbete has apologised to opposition, Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader, Julius Malema after she called him a cockroach.

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You need $2bn for a presidential election in Nigeria - Bismarck Rewane

Bismarck Rewane Chief executive, Financial Derivatives Company, NigeriaIn 1999, the military funded the campaign of the People's Democratic Party (PDP). In 2007, the Umaru Yar'Adua campaign was funded by the governors. In 2011, the elections were funded by the [fuel] subsidy boys, and that's why they wanted to get their money back... Interview with Bismarck Rewane Chief executive, Financial Derivatives Company, Nigeria.

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