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July, 2017

  • 15 July

    ANC Soweto nominates Mbete for presidential candidate

    Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete has rejected calls by opposition parties to recuse herself from the vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma, scheduled for August.

  • 15 July

    Mbete brushes off calls to recuse herself from ballot

    National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete has dismissed political parties' calls that she recuse herself during the motion to debate the vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma.

  • 15 July

    ANCWL reiterates support for Dlamini-Zuma

    While welcoming more women candidates for ANC presidency, the Women's League has intensified its lobbying for NEC member Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

  • 15 July

    Zikalala calls for political killers to face the full might of the law

    KZN Economic Development MEC Sihle Zikalala says the provincial cabinet will meet with Police Minister Fikile Mbalula next week to discuss the continuing attacks on ANC councillors.

  • 15 July

    Revolution too important to be left to ANC alone – Blade Nzimande – Politicsweb

    PoliticswebRevolution too important to be left to ANC alone - Blade NzimandePoliticswebOn behalf of the Central Committee and all of you, I am sure I would not be amiss to congratulate you on what has been a successful 14th Congress our party, the South African Communist Party, the SACP. Let me also take this opportunity to congratulate ...SACP: Decision to contest elections while in alliance not contradictionEyewitness NewsSACP contesting elections doesn'

  • 14 July

    The African trade revolution quietly afoot

    In a tumultuous year for the global trading landscape, negotiations for a huge Africa-wide free trade area are progressing rapidly. Transporting goods in Uganda. Credit: Robert Lutz. Across the developed world, longstanding advocates of free trade are in retreat. America has withdrawn from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement and stepped back from the World Trade Organisation. Meanwhile, a crisis is brewing at...

  • 14 July

    Photo of the Week: Eat, sleep, breathe football

    Earlier this week, the English football club Everton made a slight splash when they touched down in Tanzania’s capital Dar es Salaam. The team, based in the western coastal hamlet of Liverpool, a cotton and coal trading port that enjoyed brief fame in the 1960s when local boyband “The Beatles” inspired so-called “Beatlesmania”, are in East Africa for some pre-season training and friendlies. Everton’s notorious rivalry with neighbouring team ...

  • 14 July

    Rwanda and its president: Paul Kagame, feted and feared

    Print section Print Rubric: Foreigners love President Paul Kagame. Why are his people so frightened of him? Print Headline: The hard man of the hills Print Fly Title: Rwanda UK Only Article: standard article Issue: Liu Xiaobo’s death holds a message for China Fly Title: Rwanda and its president Location: KIGALI Main image: 20170715_FBP002_0.jpg “IF YOU have plastic bags, please leave them on the plane,” the cabin crew warn. Welcome to Kigali, Rwanda’s spotless capital. Plastic bags are banned. Traffic is orderly. Crime is rare. ...

  • 14 July

    A man with no plan for Sudan: Donald Trump ducks a decision on sanctions on Khartoum

    Print section Print Rubric: Donald Trump ducks a big decision Print Headline: Deal or no deal? Print Fly Title: Sanctions on Sudan UK Only Article: standard article Issue: Liu Xiaobo’s death holds a message for China Fly Title: A man with no plan for Sudan Location: ADDIS ABABA Main image: 20170715_map002.jpg FIRST came the Iran nuclear deal; then the Cuban thaw. But less remarked upon at the time was Barack Obama’s rapprochement with another old foe: Sudan, whose president, Omar al-Bashir, is wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of orchestrating genocide. In January Mr Obama temporarily lifted economic sanctions on Sudan that had first been imposed 20 years ago by...

  • 14 July

    ANC needs a break from government: Mentor

    Former African National Congress MP, Vytjie Mentor says the ANC needs to take a break from government, so that the party can sort itself out.

  • 14 July

    Tripartite alliance status high on SACP Congress agenda

    The South African Communist Partys 14th National Congress has begun discussing proposals on strengthening the party.

  • 14 July

    Mbete to announce her decision on secret ballot

    Political parties represented in Parliament have until the close of business on Friday to make submissions on how they envisage the vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma should be conducted.

  • 14 July

    Gutto on ‘State Capture’ report

    Shadrack Gutto says there is no reason to doubt the impartiality of any serving or retired judge to preside over the envisaged Commission of inquiry into the State capture report.

  • 14 July

    There is a plot to assassinate ANC leaders in KZN: Ntuli

    KwaZulu-Natal ANC spokesperson Mdumiseni Ntuli says they believe there's a plot to assassinate party leaders and councillors in the province.

  • 14 July

    Rumour Mongers, Buhari’s visit has proven you wrong – Orji Kalu – Vanguard

    VanguardRumour Mongers, Buhari's visit has proven you wrong – Orji KaluVanguardFormer Governor of Abia, Dr Orji Kalu, has said that those peddling rumours that President Muhammadu Buhari is on life support have been proven wrong by the visit of the acting president, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo. Kalu according to PremiumTimes citing NAN, ...Buhari's Ill-health: How Osinbajo's visit proved those spreading death rumours as liars – Orji KaluDaily Post NigeriaFG Should Punish Peddlers Of Buhari's Death – Orji Uzor KaluThe WhistlerThere is no war between Osinbajo and Buhari's ministers –...

  • 14 July

    I Would’ve Burnt My PDP Card, Party Flag If Sheriff Won – Fayose – CHANNELS TELEVISION

    CHANNELS TELEVISIONI Would've Burnt My PDP Card, Party Flag If Sheriff Won – FayoseCHANNELS TELEVISIONThe Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose says he would have burnt his membership card and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) flag if Senator Ali Modu Sheriff had won at the Supreme Court on Wednesday. Fayose, who had been the most ...I...

  • 13 July

    As CAR peace deal unravels, uncertainty looms for thousands of child soldiers

    A ceasefire agreed in June aimed at halting the Central African Republic’s five-year conflict barely lasted 24 hours. Children in the capital Bangui hold up signs reading “Peace” and “Love”. Credit: UN Photo/Nektarios Markogiannis. The ancient gilded room of a Catholic community group in Rome was perhaps an unlikely setting for a crucial meeting on the Central African Republic (CAR). But this June, representatives from the Central African government and 13 armed groups gathered in the headquarters of the Saint’ Egidio peace group where they signed a peace accord. CAR has endured several conflicts both before and after gaining...

  • 13 July

    ANC investigates alleged bogus membership

    The ANC headquarters, Luthuli House, has started investigating alleged bogus memberships and manipulation of membership in four provinces Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape and Limpopo.

  • 13 July

    DA gunning for Guptas over dairy farm corruption

    The DA is going after the Gupta family following allegations of corruption at a dairy farm in Vrede in the Free State.

  • 13 July

    SACP elects leadership with one new addition

    There is only one new addition to the SACP leadership with former central committee member Chris Matlhako now taking over from Solly Mapaila as Second Deputy General Secretary of the party.