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Cameroon opposition leader charged with ‘rebellion’

Douala, Cameroon | AFP | Cameroon opposition leader Maurice Kamto, who says he was cheated out of the presidency in elections last year, has been charged with “rebellion” and “insurrection”, one of his lawyers said Wednesday. The former government minister was arrested in the economic capital Douala on January 28 after his MRC party organised …

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How do Ugandans remember Idi Amin Dada?

Age differences are a factor in how Ugandans perceive the presidency of Idi Amin Dada, 39 years after the flamboyant military general was overthrown Kampala, Uganda | URN | Ugandans who witnessed President Idi Amin Dada’s reign from 1971-1979 have described the former president as a cruel dictator, while youthful …

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KAGAME: Today, Rwanda defines no one as an enemy

Kigali, Rwanda | FRIDAY |  Paul Kagame was sworn-in Friday as President of the Republic of Rwanda during a ceremony that was attended by over 20 heads of state and Government and friends of Rwanda from all corners of the word. This follows the recent Presidential elections that saw President Kagame win overwhelming …

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VIDEO: Three nominated for FDC party president

VIDEO: Three candidates nominated for FDC party president Kampala, Uganda | NTV UGANDA | Three candidates have been nominated to vie for the presidency of the leading opposition party, the Forum for Democratic Change. The candidates include current FDC party president Maj. Gen. Mugisha Muntu who is seeking the second and …

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VIDEO: Six candidates vie for FDC party presidency

VIDEO: Six candidates vie for FDC party presidency Kampala, Uganda | NTV UGANDA | All is set for the largest opposition political party Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) to start the process of getting new party leadership who will steer it over the next five years. Nominations for presidential contenders kick …

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South Africa’s Zuma: key dates

Cape Town, South Africa | AFP | Below are key dates in the presidency of Jacob Zuma, in power in South Africa since 2009, and who faces a no-confidence vote by secret ballot in parliament Tuesday. – 2009: First Zulu president – On May 6, 2009, Zuma, the head of the …

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Trump turns to base to protect imperiled presidency

Bedminster, United States | AFP | Beset by investigations, dire approval ratings and growing party dissent, Donald Trump is stirring up his base, hoping to mobilize an army of political shock troops to protect his presidency. Revelations that a grand jury has been impaneled to investigate his finances and his campaign’s …

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