Politics

Thu,23Oct2014

Politics

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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Nigeria opposition divided on candidacy

Muhammadu Buhari, former Nigerian military ruler wants a consensus candidacy. Photo©ReutersNigeria's opposition party, the All People's Congress (APC), is entangled in an internal clash over the selection of a presidential candidate ahead of the 2015 presidential elections.

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Russia-South Africa nuclear deal: DA demands answers

DA leader, Hellen Zille says the nuclear co-operation deal between Russia and South Africa must be fought. Photo©ReutersSouth Africa's opposition, the Democratic Alliance (DA), says a recent nuclear deal between Russia and the African nation must be opposed to "the bitter end".

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