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Putin to seek new term as Russia president

Moscow, Russia | AFP | President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said he would seek a new six-year term in March elections, a move that would make him the longest-serving Russian leader since Joseph Stalin. Putin, who has run Russia both as president and prime minister for the past 18 years, …

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When defiance defeated Muntu

Will new president Amuriat lead FDC forward or backwards to Besigye? Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | With the election of Engineer Patrick Oboi Amuriat as president of Uganda’s biggest opposition party,  the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) behind him, Grant Senabulya, a delegate from Nakaseke district who looks to be in his …

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Army general joins race to challenge Mali’s president in 2018

Bamako, Mali | AFP | A Malian army general and former government minister has resigned his post to stand in the country’s presidential elections in July 2018, sources close to the officer said Sunday. Moussa Sinko Coulibaly is the second person to declare his candidacy, after Kalifa Sanogo, the mayor of …

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Togo: opposition parties promise sustained pressure on president

Lome, Togo | AFP | Togo’s opposition on Wednesday vowed to maintain the momentum of anti-government protests, as thousands again took to the streets before promised talks with the president. The leader of the National Alliance for Change (ANC) party, Jean-Pierre Fabre, led the crowds in the capital but similar …

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Muntu versus Amuriat

The battle that shouldn’t have been fought Kampala, Uganda | HAGGAI MATSIKO | “I bring to this race 25 solid years of political activism; I bring new energy that is currently lacking in the party. And I belong to the ideology of defiance.” With such words, former Kumi Municipality lawmaker, Patrick …

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The tragedy of Robert Mugabe

How Western cunning exploited African gullibility to demonise the Zimbabwean president THE LAST WORD | Andrew M. Mwenda | President Robert Mugabe is leaving power under duress after 37 years as leader of Zimbabwe. His fall has been celebrated as the “end of an error.” He has been vilified as an ageing, …

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Mnangagwa to be sworn in as Zimbabwe president

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa was set to be sworn in as president on today, marking the final chapter of a political drama that toppled his predecessor Robert Mugabe after a military takeover. Mnangagwa, until recently one of Mugabe’s closest allies, will take the oath of office …

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VIDEO: President Museveni warns striking doctors

VIDEO: President Museveni warns striking doctors Kampala, Uganda | NTV UGANDA | As the doctor’s strike enters a fortnight, the president Yoweri Museveni has revealed that striking doctors who don’t return to work will be sacked. He made the remarks while addressing a rally in Kabarole district. The doctors’ industrial action …

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