Politics

Tue,22Jul2014

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Uganda: Dissidents begin to shake Museveni’s base

Prime Minister Mbabazi was thwarted in his challenge. Photo©ABIR SULTAN/EPA/CORBISSchisms in the security forces and the ruling party present new obstacles for President Museveni's plans to run for a fifth term in 2016.

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Moulay Hicham, Morocco's rebel prince

Moulay Hicham King Mohammed VI’s cousin and the third in line to the Moroccan throne. Photo©SAMUEL KIRSZENBAUM/MODDSKing Mohammed VI's cousin and the third in line to the throne has written a scathing book about the need ford democratization in Morocco, but critics say that he benefits greatly from the monarchy.

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Nigeria: Southern delegates oppose reparations to the North for terrorism

Nigeria's southern delegates have opposed plans to allocate 5% of federal revenue for the rehabilitation, stabilisation and reconstruction of areas affected by insurgency in the country's north-east, north-west and north-central geo-political zones.

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Negotiating Nigeria's Unity: National Conference in final week

Nigerian representatives from the country's north and southern regions are attending a conference in the capital Abuja to discuss national unity, federalism, and insecurity.

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Rwanda's politics by other means

5,000 peacekeepers drawn from a population of 12 million are engaged in multilateral missions. Photo©Sylvain Cherkaoui for JARwanda's transformation from a crucible of genocide into a regional peacekeeper has been an effective diplomatic anchor in a sea of troubled relationships.

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Britain-Zimbabwe Relations: A Tale of Demonisation

Robert Mugabe Diplomatic relations between the governments of Britain and Zimbabwe have been fractious for over a decade now.

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Brazil's Lula continues to be the president

Luiz Inácio ‘Lula’ da Silva Former President of Brazil. Photo©ReutersDespite stepping down from office in January 2011, Lula has maintained his influence on domestic politics and the international scene.

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