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Malawi: The president is dead, long live Joyce Banda

Under Malawi's constitution, Joyce Banda is now President/Photo/Geoff Crawford/Department for International DevelopmentPresident Bingu wa Mutharika of Malawi succumbed to a heart attack on 6 April, leaving behind a quagmire that promises to plunge the country into a political mess.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 April 2012 18:36

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Paul Mashatile, Zuma's other headache

Paul Mashatile/ all rights reservedPresident Jacob Zuma's campaign team is keeping a close watch on Paul Shipokosa Mashatile, the chairman of the African National Congress (ANC) in Gauteng Province, the country's economic hub, and for a good reason. 

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Malema ousted for calling Zuma a dictator

The second suspension is a separate process from Malema's ongoing appeal against his expulsion from the ANC/Photo/ReutersSouth Africa's ruling ANC has yet again suspended its youth league leader, Julius Malema.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 April 2012 10:32

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South Africa: Julius Malema under fire

ANC's Youth league has insisted that Malema will remain its president no matter the outcome of the disciplinary process/Photo/ReutersIn an unprecedented move, the ANC top brass, including its president Jacob Zuma and deputy, Kgalema Motlanthe addressed a rare media briefing at the party's headquarters in Johannesburg on Tuesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 April 2012 12:47

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Sub Saharan Africa has more female MPs than do Arab countries

The number of female parliamentarians across the world pales in comparison to that of men, a global report released at the ongoing Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) meeting in Kampala, Uganda revealed.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 April 2012 16:08

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Equity fund targets Africa's 'missing middle'

Summit Development Group's Africa Fund will bring skills and investment to banks and financial institutions and offer loans to unbanked customers

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 April 2012 09:06

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