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Wed,25May2016

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A one million man march for Zimbabwe's Mugabe

Photo©Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP/SIPAZimbabwe's ruling Zanu PF will on Wednesday hold what they describe as a million-man march to show support for veteran leader, President Robert Mugabe, who is fighting to keep his party in tact as questions over his succession continue to haunt him.

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South Africa's prosecutor say Zuma's case must be challenged

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma. Photo©Themba Hadebe/AP/SIPASouth Africa's National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says it will appeal a High Court decision settings aside the withdrawal of a number of corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma.

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Ghana: Road budget bloated by over 200 per cent

A former minister has been accused of demanding a BMW 7 series vehicle to allow him to inspect a 5.7 kilometre road that was under construction, as costs of the project ballooned from 40.4 million cedi to 88 million cedi, the latest case of abuse of office in the West African country.

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South Africa opposition leader fears ANC poll rigging

United Democratic Movement (UDM) president Bantu Holomisa. Photo©Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP/SIPAA South African opposition leader says he has lost faith in the country's independent electoral body as the country gears for high stakes local government elections later this year.

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South Africa legislature passes law paving way for land seizures

President Jacob Zuma is expected to sign the Bill into law soonSouth Africa's lower house has passed a law that will allow government to seize land for redistribution to landless people to address skewed historical ownership patterns but the move is stoking fresh political disputes in the country.

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Uganda: Museveni's arch rival, Besigye remanded in prison

President Yoweri Museveni's nemesis and the losing candidate in the recent presidential elections, Kizza Besigye was on Wednesday remanded in custody at the notorious Luzira Maximum Prison until June 1, 2016 after being charged for committing high treason.

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Kenya: We have been vindicated - Uhuru Kenyatta

Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya. Photo©Damien Grenon for The Africa ReportIn the crimes against humanity cases over political violence in 2007-08, the ICC withdrew charges against the president in 2015 and dropped the case against his deputy.

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