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SOUTH AFRICA POLL: ANC 57%, DA 20% and EFF 10%

ANC wins election, to lead S.Africa govt with diminished majority Pretoria, South Africa | AFP | South Africa’s ruling ANC was Saturday declared winner of general elections, handing it a sixth straight term in the post-apartheid era on what was nevertheless its worst electoral showing. The African National Congress (ANC) …

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Month after Bashir ouster, Sudan far from civilian rule

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | One month after ousting veteran president Omar al-Bashir, Sudan’s military rulers show no sign of handing power to a civilian administration and talks with protest leaders remain deadlocked. Thousands of protesters remain encamped outside army headquarters in central Khartoum, vowing to force the generals to cede …

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Victory in sight for ANC in closely-watched South Africa poll

Pretoria, South Africa | AFP | South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s ruling ANC was in touching distance of election victory Friday but with diminished support, complicating efforts to revive the country’s flagging economy and fight corruption, results showed. The African National Congress (ANC), in power since 1994, held a very …

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Mugabe’s tractors, trucks to be auctioned to pay off debts

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Farm tractors, pick-up trucks and combine harvesters from former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe’s dairy farm will go under the hammer to pay off debts, auctioneers announced Thursday. Mugabe, who ruled Zimbabwe for 37 years, owned several farms despite laws limiting individuals to one farm. He …

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Sudan protesters threaten civil disobedience after army delays

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudanese protest leaders on Wednesday threatened to launch a nationwide campaign of civil disobedience after accusing the country’s military rulers of delaying the transfer of power to a civilian administration. Thousands of people remain camped outside the military headquarters in Khartoum nearly four weeks after the …

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What lies behind Algeria arrests of Bouteflika clan?

Paris, France | AFP | What lies behind the arrests of the powerful brother of Algeria’s deposed president Abdelaziz Bouteflika and two former intelligence chiefs? The three have long been considered among the most powerful men in Algeria, but they are now facing charges including “conspiring” against the state. – Who …

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Museveni speaks out on South African visas

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has said Ugandans should get visas on entry in South Africa. Museveni was reacting to reports that several Ugandan tour operators recently had difficulty getting visas while others were denied entry to attend the Indaba Tourism Fair in Durban last week. …

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