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South Africa's ruling party State Security Minister Siyabonga Cwele on 16 November claimed "foreign spies" have been paying civil society groups ... to oppose the African National Congress' (ANC) new Protection of State Information Bill.
His track record is less than exemplary yet he acts as though he has already been re-elected. Wielding a strong control over the Democratic Republic ... of Congo's state apparatus, the incumbent president did not face any real opposition ahead of the first round of polls, given that his divided opponents made it easier.