Politics

Tue,29Jul2014

Politics

Diplomacy: Peace accords, but the puzzle still perplexes

The surrender of 105 FDLR rebels in Kateku was considered insignificant by the UN. Photo©Kenny Katombe/ReutersDespite the peace deals signed in Addis Ababa and Nairobi, problems related to Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda remain unresolved.

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Zimbabwe President's wife, Grace enters politics

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe’s wife, Grace's entry into the political arena could change the dynamics of the succession matrix in Zanu PF. Photo©ReutersZimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's wife, Grace has been nominated to lead the ruling Zanu PF party's women's wing in what analysts say could be an attempt to prepare her to succeed the 90 year old leader.

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Malawi's brotherly presidential legacy

Peter Mutharika is picking up where his brother, the late president, left off. Photo©ReutersNewly elected President Peter Mutharika won the 20 May presidential election for the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) with a third of the votes, and is at pains to succeed where his brother failed.

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Libya: Maiteeq steps down peacefully after a tense month for al-Thinni

Retired General Khalifa Hifter has turned vigilante against an islamist group. Photo©EPA/MAXPPPHad Ahmed Maiteeq and his supporters not accepted the 9 June Constitutional Court ruling against his election there would have been a significant danger of the country splitting.

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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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