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Sat,25Oct2014

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Lesotho breakthrough as feuding parties sign peace agreement

Lesotho Prime Minister, Tom Thabane and several high-ranking officials including the speaker of parliament fled to South Africa in August. Photo©ReutersLesotho's feuding political parties have signed a security agreement to stabilise the volatile country following the intervention of South African deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa.

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South Africa: Ramaphosa campaigns for a united Cosatu

South Africa's Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa. Photo©ReutersUnity within the Confederation of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), a key ally of the ruling ANC, remains an important objective of the party, Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa has said.

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Zimbabwe's first lady, Grace Mugabe's vitriol will lead to war

Opposition politicians say First Lady, Grace Mugabe is straying into the territory of the State President. File Photo©ReutersZimbabwean opposition political parties have ganged up against rival veteran ruler President Robert Mugabe and piled pressure on him to urgently reign in on his "disruptive" wife who is "usurping the powers of the state president".

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Profile: Mozambique President elect - Filipe Nyussi

Filipe Nyussi, President of Mozambique. Photo©Sergio Costa/AFPIn Mozambique the ruling party's relatively unknown presidential candidate won the October elections without much surprise. So far in politics, he has played tough with the opposition and toed the party line.

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Nigeria: Northern youths insist on northern president

A Nigerian youth group says it would only support a president from the northern part of the country as the 2015 presidential elections draw closer.

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Mandela Nobel prize event canceled over Dalai Lama visa row

Archbishop Desmond Tutu (retired) accused the government of 'groveling' to China' by blocking the Dalai Lama's visitSouth African Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Archbishop Desmond Tutu has lashed out at President Jacob Zuma's government for turning down Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama's visa application.

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Governance across Africa improving more slowly - Ibrahim survey

Mi Ibrahim says Governance in African nations is improving at a slower pace and economic improvements are contributing less to its progress, the Ibrahim Index of African Governance showed on Monday.

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