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Fri,22Jun2018

Politics

South Africa: ANC's coalition overtures rejected, loses metros

Leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Julius Malema. Photo© Herman Verwey/AP/SIPASouth Africa's ruling African National Congress' efforts to hang on to three major metros after a disappointing performance in recent local government elections suffered a major blow on Wednesday after a break-away party rebuffed coalition overtures.

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Zambia's Lungu wins disputed polls

Zambia's president Edgar Lungu led in nearly complete results from an election whose vote-counting process has taken days and prompted opposition allegations of irregularities. Photo©Moses Mwape/AP/SIPAZambian President Edgar Lungu has been re-elected after another close poll amid protests by the opposition that the August 11 vote was rigged.

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Zimbabwe opposition leaders in joint anti-Mugabe protest agreement

A man carries a poster with a message for Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe during demonstrations in Harare, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016. Photo©Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP/SIPAZimbabwe's opposition parties are planning a 200,000-man march in the capital Harare on August 26, as part of growing measures to force veteran ruler President Robert Mugabe to step down.

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Ghana: Social media blackout on election day debate deepens

Photo©Sean Kilpatrick/AP/SIPAA decision by Ghana's security agencies to shut down social media platforms on election day to safeguard national security and stability has triggered ferocious public debate following concerns that early warning signs of conflict merited total blackout.

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Zambians vote in fourth elections in ten years

Zambians queue to cast their votes at a polling station in Lusaka, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 in a tight election race for president and parliament that has been marred by violence between rival factions. Photo©Moses Mwape/AP/SIPAMillions of Zambians have headed to the polls to decide who will lead the southern African nation and Africa's second-biggest copper producer for the next five years.

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Egypt's el-Sisi marches on

Posters against the interior minister at the Journalists’ Syndicate©Amr Nabil/AP/SIPAPresident Abdel Fattah el-Sisi's regime's ample use of brute force is keeping a lid on a dispirited opposition in the north African country.

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All eyes on SA's public protector selection

Thuli Madonsela made her mark on the South Africa's political landscape after she said Zuma should pay back some of the money used in upgrades at his Nkandla home. Photo©Stuart Graham/AP/SIPASouth Africa will this week begin a process of replacing outgoing public watchdog, Thuli Madonsela, whose term is coming to end and this has generated public interest, as she famously took on President Jacob Zuma accusing him of benefitting unduly from taxpayers' money.

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