President Jakaya Kikwete's promises of a ruthless cleansing of Tanzania's ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi's (CCM) hierarchy had looked in danger of ... falling flat. That was until 13 July when Rostam Aziz, one of a triumvirate of CCM leaders facing calls to step down, did just that, resigning from both the party's national executive committe (NEC) and as an MP for Igunga.
The debate over nationalising the mining industry continues to divide opinion in South Africa, despite assurances by President Jacob Zuma that ... it is not government policy. Some see it as a proxy for political factions battling to control the ruling party, others as a genuine attempt to address persistent imbalances in the country's economy.
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