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SA parliament in vote of no confidence in speaker debate

Baleka Mbete, South Africa's Speaker of Parliament. Photo©ReutersSouth Africa's opposition on Tuesday, in an unprecedented move, called for a motion of no confidence on the Speaker of Parliament.

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Kenya: John Mututho, a teetotaler on a mission

John Mututho, wondering what to do with confiscated bottles. Photo©Billy Mutai for Nation Media GroupThe activities of Kenya's chief prohibitionist have cast a pall over drinking culture in Kenya, driving the middle classes to underground and devious means of enjoying a friendly beer.

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SADC calls for early Lesotho elections

Prime Minister Tom Thabane said the country was not ready to have parliament reopened and that some senior officials, including the Speaker, were in hiding fearing for their lives. Photo©ReutersSouthern African leaders have resolved that Lesotho should hold elections to end the political stalemate in that country.

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Zimbabwe: Grace Mugabe eyes vice-presidency in succession bid

Zanu PF insiders and political analysts have argued that Grace Mugabe will struggle to exert influence in the party, because she has no power base of her own or grassroots support. Photo©ReutersZimbabwean First Lady, Grace Mugabe's political career has taken off at a neck break speed, with officials from her husband's Zanu PF party now pushing her to be Vice President.

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Nigerian President re-election bid hashtag disaster

Photo©@gift_2015 (Twitter)An online campaign pushing for Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan's re-election is backfiring after it sought to draw political capital from the kidnapping of more than 200 school girls by the terrorist group, Boko Haram.

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Zuma in Lesotho for emergency talks

The security situation in Lesotho is deteriorating and the country has again appealed to Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries for assistance to quell the unrest in the landlocked country.

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Survey backs Lesotho's democracy

Prime Minister, Tom Thabane, who fled to neighboring South Africa late August has returned to Lesotho. Photo©ReutersAfrobarometer's bi-annual study on Lesotho has found that the Basotho 'overwhelmingly support democratic elections and reject military and strongman rule'.

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