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Fri,30Jan2015

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South Sudan dismisses reports of Kiir's sudden illness in Ethiopia

South Sudan President Salva Kiir. Photo©ReutersSouth Sudan has dismissed reports that President Salva Kiir was treated for a sudden illness in one of the hospitals in Addis Ababa, where he is attending a peace talks with rebels.

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South Africa: Brawl on FW De Klerk street

South Africa’s former apartheid President, FW De Klerk. Photo©ReutersDespite numerous objections to the renaming of a Cape Town street after South Africa's former apartheid President, FW De Klerk, the local council passed a resolution saying the proposal will go ahead.

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Ghana: Electoral Commission acts on reforms

Ghana recorded a historic case brought before the Supreme Court by the NPP over alleged widespread irregularities during the 2012 electionsGhana's Electoral Commission has set up a 10-member working group to scrutinise raft of proposals submitted to it for electoral reforms aimed at amending existing laws, administrative procedures and arrangements ahead of the 2016 general elections.

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Egypt: Protesters call for a new revolution

Egyptians marked the anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak. File Photo©ReutersEgyptians, marking the anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak, clashed with police, as they called for a new revolution on Sunday.

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South African court rules on SMS row between main parties

Photo©ReutersIn South Africa political parties have opted to fight some of their political battles in court.

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Nelson Mandela's former aide Zelda La Grange in Twitter race meltdown

Zelda la Grange and the late Nelson Mandela in 2004. Photo©ReutersSocial media platforms have become a powerful tool for people to express themselves or vent their anger against politicians, and Zelda la Grange, the late Nelson Mandela's personal assistant, has become the new sensation.

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South Africa: De Klerk street name irks ANC

Former South African President FW de Klerk was the country's last leader under the apartheid regime. Photo©ReutersThe re-naming of a street in Cape Town has irked the ruling ANC, with the party saying former South African president, FW de Klerk was part of the apartheid system and cannot be a messiah.

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