Politics

Mon,10Dec2018

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South Africa | Spotlight: Tito Mboweni

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President Ramaphosa has called on a financial firefighter and political ally to steady the economy and return it to solid growth ahead of a crucial electoral test next year

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Profile of Cameroon's Biya as he is sworn in extending his 36-year-rule as president

 Pedestrians walk past an election campaign billboard of Cameroon Incumbent President, Paul Biya, at Mokolo Market in Yaounde, Cameroon, Thursday Oct. 11, 2018. Photo: Sunday Alamba/AP/SIPACameroon's President-elect, Paul Biya, will be sworn in today (November 6) after winning 71 percent of the vote, extending his 36-year-rule.

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South Sudan frees rebel chief's associates to back peace deal

South Sudan's opposition leader Riek Machar speaks at peace celebrations in the capital Juba, South Sudan Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. Photo: Bullen Chol/AP/SIPASouth Sudan freed two associates of rebel leader Riek Machar from prison on Friday (November 2), advancing a deal to end almost five years of civil war.

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Nigeria: The PDP presidential fightback

 

Olamikan Gbemiga; all rights reserved; Aminu Abubakar/AFPTrounced by Muhammadu Buhari in 2015, the PDP is set on winning the return match  in 2019. Ahead of the primaries, The Africa Report talks to its leading contenders

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Zimbabwe | Cuts in the time of cholera

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With his late August inauguration behind him, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has a long list of worries ahead, from tetchy relations with Western governments and a grinding economic crisis to a September cholera outbreak.

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Inside Malema’s revolution

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Demanding free education for all, radical land reform and an end to corruption, the Economic Freedom Fighters are winning over the youth. Next stop, national power?

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Cameroon president Biya wins re-election in landslide victory

Monday Oct. 22 ,2018, supporters of Cameroon's Incumbent President Paul Biya, of the Cameroon People's Democratic Movement party, celebrate his election victory in Yaounde, Cameroon. Photo: Rodrigue Mbock/AP/SIPA

85-year-old Paul Biya won his seventh term in the midst of separatist violence in the west of the country.

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