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Tue,23Dec2014

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Zimbabwe's president Mugabe's holiday spending under the spotlight

The amount of money President Robert Mugabe and his Wife, Grace spent on travel and residences so far in 2014 is 75 times more than the capital spending on every school in ZimbabweZimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has begun his annual month long vacation in the Far East, days after firing his deputy and reshuffling his cabinet.

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DRC won't bow to foreign injunctions - Joseph Kabila

Joseph Kabila, President of Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo©ReutersThe president of Democratic Republic of Congo told foreign nations on Monday to respect his country's sovereignty after several urged him to comply with the constitution and not to run for re-election.

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Boycott fails in Tanzania

President Jakaya Kikwete and his party did not accept the results of the Constitutional Review Commission for a new constitutionGovernment steamrolls over opposition to pass its third draft constitution.

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The double conundrum of a South African King going to court

Julius Malema was refused entry to the Great Place in 2012, but the two rebels buried the hatchet in 2014. Photo©GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFPPresident Jacob Zuma sent a letter to King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo in July, giving him 30 days to explain why he should not be deposed.

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Lesotho parties agree to February 2015 elections

Lesotho was plunged into a political turmoil after Prime Minister Thomas Thabane fled to South AfricaLesotho's warring political parties have agreed to ensure next year's elections are free and fair, South Africa's deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa has said.

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Nigeria: Goodluck Jonathan faces former military ruler Mohammadu Buhari

Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan will face former military ruler Mohammadu Buhari in next year's presidential elections in a repeat of the 2011 contest.

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Tunisia lawmakers expect 3 percent growth as 2015 budget is approved

The main secular party Nidaa Tounes won the October election with 86 of the parliament's 217 seats. File Photo©ReutersTunisia's government sees economic growth accelerating to 3 percent in 2015 from an estimated 2.5 percent this year while the budget deficit is expected to narrow, according to a budget bill passed by parliament on Thursday.

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