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Malema congratulates Ruto, asks Raila to concede defeat

  Nairobi, Kenya  | THE STAR KENYA |  Leader of South Africa’s Economic Freedom Fighters party Julius Malema has yet again asked Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga to concede defeat. He has told the ODM leader not to go down in history as one who was desperate for power. Raila has …

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Fashion for African politicians

It could mean more than just dress COMMENT | GARHE OSIEBE | Across Africa, politicians are using personal fashion to communicate. From red berets, to all-khaki ensembles, to full-on cosplaying, leaders across the continent have a robust relationship with fashion. Despite their larger-than-life impact, politicians are humans. Fashion is useful to …

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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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S.Africa ANC leader courts estranged ally

Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA | AFP | South African President and ruling ANC leader Cyril Ramaphosa stepped up the charm offensive Sunday to lure firebrand Julius Malema back to the party he was expelled from in 2012. Ahead of a general election due in 2019, a weekend-long voter registration drive was …

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S.Africa firebrand Malema launches bid for presidency

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Radical South African opposition leader Julius Malema launched on Sunday his campaign to be elected president in 2019 by aggressively distancing his party from a one-time coalition partner. The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader used a speech at a packed arena in Johannesburg to …

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S.Africa’s Malema compares Zambia leader to apartheid rulers

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  South Africa’s firebrand opposition leader Julius Malema on Saturday accused Zambia’s president of apartheid style repression for detaining a leading opposition politician on treason charges. Hakainde Hichilema, leader of Zambia’s United Party for National Development (UPND), has been in detention since April and Zambian …

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Fistfight in South African parliament as guards eject MPs

Cape Town, South Africa | AFP | A brawl broke out in South Africa’s parliament Thursday as guards exchanged punches with opposition lawmakers who shouted down President Jacob Zuma as he tried to deliver his state of the nation address. In chaotic scenes, guards in white shirts forcibly ejected about …

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South Africa’s Malema in fresh call for land grab

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  South Africa’s defiant opposition leader Julius Malema made a fresh push on Monday for the seizure of white-owned land by blacks, despite charges against him over similar calls. Just after appearing in court over land grab claims he made in June, Malema again urged …

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