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South Africa’s ruling ANC gears for renewal

Former AU chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says the on-going challenges in South Africa’s ruling African National Congress-ANC, are only signals for a renewal. But the country’s deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa, recently accused of extra marital affairs, urged members to focus on solving challenges ANC supporters are facing. The embattled party has …

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Disputes put October 17 poll in doubt – Daily Nation

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Daily NationDisputes put October 17 poll in doubtDaily NationKura Yangu, Sauti Yangu members demonstrate in Nairobi on September 13, 2017 asking the electoral agency to suspend its secretariat over poor poll conduct. IEBC is the body mandated to conduct elections. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA ...Guard against vile attempts to sabotage fresh presidential pollThe StandardAukot wants Chebukati, Chiloba outCitizen TV (press release)all 16 news articles »

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Runners and riders: Liberia gears up for most unpredictable elections yet

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With President Sirleaf set to step down after 12 years in office, 20 candidates are competing to replace her. Liberia is preparing for its third set of elections since the end of the civil war. Credit: Brittany Danisch. On 10 October 2017, Liberia will go to the polls in what could be the country’s most hotly-contested and unpredictable elections yet. In a race that has seen a...

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No repeat poll till our demands are met, says Nasa – Daily Nation

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Daily NationNo repeat poll till our demands are met, says NasaDaily NationParliamentarians at Okoa Kenya offices in Nairobi on September 13, 2017, during the Nasa Parliamentary Group meeting. Nasa vowed to ensure that the October 17 repeat presidential election will not be held if their concerns are not addressed beforehand.There's urgent need to set up Parliament business committeesThe StandardNASA MPs will still not

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True federalism beckons for Nigeria

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Before recess, a bill proposing devolved powers was defeated in the National Assembly. But that hasn’t weakened calls for decentralisation. Growing numbers of influential individuals and groups are calling for more powers to be devolved to the state level. Credit: jbdodane. Against a backdrop of bad governance, unemployment, and underdevelopment, calls for greater federalisation in Nigeria have climaxed into a movement. From civil society groups to political grandees, there are growing demands that more powers be devolved to the state level. Despite Nigeria being a “Federal Republic” on paper, authority is largely top-down. The central government in Abuja ...

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Quality won’t be compromised in free SHS implementation – Akufo-Addo – Myjoyonline.com

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Myjoyonline.comQuality won't be compromised in free SHS implementation – Akufo-AddoMyjoyonline.comPresident Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has assured Ghanaians the quality of secondary education will not be sacrificed in the implementation of the free senior high school (SHS) policy. He said at the core of the programme's implementation is the ...Ghanaians welcome Free SHS with fanfareGhana News AgencyFull text of President's speech at the launch of free SHSPrimenewsghanaFree SHS won't fail - Akufo-AddoAppsforPCdailyNewburgh Gazette -Peace FM

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In Lesotho, military and politics make a dangerous mix – Daily Times

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Daily TimesIn Lesotho, military and politics make a dangerous mixDaily TimesWhen rival officers gunned down Lesotho's army chief and were then killed by his bodyguards, hopes that the mountain kingdom had escaped its cycle of violence also perished. The shoot-out this week at a military barracks in the capital Maseru ...The SADC Wrap: Shootings in Lesotho and Tanzania, and Angola's opposition

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Ruto: Candidates will sit for their exams as scheduled – Daily Nation

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Daily NationRuto: Candidates will sit for their exams as scheduledDaily NationDeputy President William Ruto addresses residents of Kimutwa, Machakos County after attending a church service at Chrisco Church, Vota on September 10, 2017. The DP reiterated that exam dates will not be changed. PHOTO | REBECCA NDUKU ...Vote for President Uhuru this time, DP Ruto tells Ukambani residentsThe StandardKalonzo ally leads mass

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Mama Taraba finally speaks on El-Rufai’s ‘involvement’ in Chibok girls’ saga, Boko Haram – Daily Post Nigeria

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TODAY.NGMama Taraba finally speaks on El-Rufai's 'involvement' in Chibok girls' saga, Boko HaramDaily Post NigeriaNigeria's Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan has said that the statement attributed to her on the involvement of Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, in the kidnap of over 200 Chibok school girls in 2014, is false. Her spokesperson, Dantsoho ...Senator Aisha, El-Rufai and Chibok girlsTODAY.NGMama Taraba Denies Accusing El-Rufai Of Knowing About Chibok Girls' Kidnap, Mismanaging N12mSaharaReporters.comI didn't accuse El-Rufai of...

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Group campaigns for Osinbajo to be president — but aide says it’s mischief (updated) – TheCable

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TheCableGroup campaigns for Osinbajo to be president — but aide says it's mischief (updated)TheCableA group Osinbajo Volunteers has launched an online campaign presenting Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as the “right” candidate to become Nigeria's next president. But the vice president's spokesperson Laolu Akande, said the group's agenda is ...2019: Osinbajo

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ANC MPs will not be punished for motion of no confidence vote – Gwede Mantashe – News24

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News24ANC MPs will not be punished for motion of no confidence vote - Gwede MantasheNews24Johannesburg - The ANC will not punish MPs who voted with the opposition in the motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma, party secretary-general Gwede Mantashe said on Friday evening in KwaThema, east of Johannesburg. "We are not ...Mantashe calls number of presidential hopefuls 'sick', rails against MugabeMail & GuardianMantashe: We don't want too many ANC presidential candidatesTimes LIVEall 5 news articles »

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Mugabe: Zim economy recovering despite currency woes – Eyewitness News

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Eyewitness NewsMugabe: Zim economy recovering despite currency woesEyewitness NewsWithout giving details, President Mugabe told a meeting of the ruling Zanu-PF's Soviet-style central committee that the former British colony was on the way to regaining its status. FILE: Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe. Picture: GCIS. Zimbabwe ...Zimbabwe's Mugabe predicts victory for his ruling party in next year's pollsXinhuaZimbabwe to start compiling new voter register next weekChannel NewsAsiaMantashe reacted stupidly - Robert MugabePoliticswebThe Zimbabwe Mail -Bulawayo24 News (press release) (blog) -Zimbabwe Independent -Nehanda Radioall 20 news articles »

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Urban voters lose faith in Zuma – survey – Independent Online

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Independent OnlineUrban voters lose faith in Zuma – surveyIndependent OnlineNew research has shown an increase in urban voters losing faith in President Jacob Zuma, with 75% of adults sampled feeling he was not doing a good job. This is according to a survey conducted by market research company Kantar TNS last month, among ...ANC Leadership Race: Zweli Mkhize's tricky path to the Third WayDaily MaverickZuma: Maybe 'ghosts' are keeping DA in power in Western Cape...

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MP doubts Finance Minister can survive judgment day over ¢10m "illegal" contract – Myjoyonline.com

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Myjoyonline.comMP doubts Finance Minister can survive judgment day over ¢10m "illegal" contractMyjoyonline.comThe Finance minister has come under fire from NDC MPs who are crying foul over the award of a 10million cedi contract without approval from the Public Procurement Authority. Picking up the theme of cronyism echoed Tuesday afternoon by the Minority, ...Ofori Atta defends GH¢10m adb loan

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