Politics

Sat,13Feb2016

Politics

South Sudan's piecemeal peace between Salva Kiir and Riek Machar

Salva Kiir (L) Riek Machar (R). Photo©ReutersSouth Sudan's president Salva Kiir has re-appointed Riek Machar as his vice president after two years of bloody ethnic conflict. However, despite this positive step, plenty of pitfalls must yet be navigated to create a the lasting peace that has so far remained illusive.

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Al Bashir case lingers on in South African Court

A South African court ordered Al-Bashir (R) not be allowed to leave the country when he attended an African Union meeting last year. Photo©ReutersThe South African government told the Supreme Court of Appeal of dire consequences that would impact on future visits of sitting heads of state to the country, as the fallout over the country's failure to stop Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir from leaving the southern African nation continues.

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Zimbabwe: Mugabe's long goodbye as veterans enter the fray in succession battle

Division in the forces is worrying Mugabe. Photo©Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP/SIPAPresident Robert Mugabe turns 92 years old in February and still his ruling Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front has no clear succession plan. Now the battle for influence is spilling over into the armed forces and influential war veterans' associations.

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Uganda: State intimidation high ahead of presidential elections

This has not been your usual political brawl. If anything, the preparations for Uganda's 18 February national elections – a battle mainly between three former comrades – were a narrative of a revolution that has nearly come full circle.

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Tensions rise in Uganda ahead of polls

Tensions are rising in Uganda ahead of a potentially tight presidential election amid concerns that growing use of hate language by politicians could fuel post-election violence.

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South Africa: Julius Malema's EFF given ultimatum over threat

EFF leader, Julius Malema. Photo©ReutersThe Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) have been given until Tuesday to retract their threat against journalists from a politically connected media group.

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Across Africa, a people's 2016 manifesto

From Cape Town to Casablanca, The Africa Report took the continent's temperature, talking to everyone from shoe sellers to politicians and financiers to identify their policy priorities and what issues they want to see making headlines in 2016.

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