Politics

As Trump begins second year, women stage nationwide protests

Hundreds of thousands of women and their male supporters turned out on Saturday for the second Women’s March, a nationwide ...
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Egypt’s President says he will stand for re-election in 2018

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Friday he would stand in a presidential election due to take place in March ...
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ANC begins push to remove Zuma from scandal-hit presidency

South Africa's ruling ANC party said Saturday it would "act decisively" to rebuild its reputation, as local media reported that ...
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Zimbabwe President Announces First Post-Mugabe Elections

Zimbabwe's president says elections will be in May or June, as he faces pressure at home and abroad to deliver ...
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Ethiopia frees Prominent opposition leader Merera Gudina

Prominent Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina was freed from jail on Wednesday after the government dropped charges against him as ...
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Ugandan lawyers seek to quash Museveni ‘president for life’ law

Uganda’s leading lawyers sought on Monday to overturn a law that critics say would allow incumbent leader Yoweri Museveni to ...
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Robert Mugabe was warned by Zimbabwe Army or face “lynch”

An aide to former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has revealed how generals warned him to step aside as protests against ...
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Liberia ruling party expels President Johnson Sirleaf

Liberia’s ruling Unity Party has expelled the country’s outgoing president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, whom they accuse of meddling in last ...
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Czech presidential election to be determined in run-off

Incumbent Czech president Milos Zeman has won the first round of the Czech presidential election but faces a run-off after failing to ...
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South Africa to target investment, graft under new ANC leader

South Africa wants to attract foreign investors to help it kick-start economic growth and will crack down on corruption, the ...
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Tanzania President rules out extending presidential term

Tanzanian President John Magufuli will not seek to extend presidential terms in the country, his party said Saturday, moving to ...
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How Nelson Mandela betrayed us, says ex-wife Winnie

My husband and I have just crossed Africa. On the final leg of our journey we had finally come to ...
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Trump claims he will beat Oprah Winfrey if she runs in 2020

US President Donald Trump weighed in Tuesday on fevered speculation about a potential 2020 White House bid by Oprah Winfrey, ...
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Oprah Winfrey ‘actively thinking’ about running for president

After her extraordinary speech on Sunday night, it's the big question of Monday morning: Is Oprah Winfrey interested in a ...
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South Africa’s parliament to review rules on removing president

South Africa’s parliament said on Sunday it would review its rules relating to removing the country’s president, after the constitutional ...
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George Weah invites Arsene Wenger to his inauguration

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said that he has been invited by the new Liberia president George Weah to his inauguration later ...
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Equatorial Guinea ‘coup’: “They say I’ve spent a lot of time in power” – President Obiang, Africa’s longest-serving leader

The West African state of Equatorial Guinea said Wednesday it had thwarted "a coup" in late December mounted by mercenaries ...
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UN urges DRC President Kabila to keep promise to step down

UN chief Antonio Guterres has urged Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila to abide by an agreement to leave ...
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Uganda’s Museveni signs law removing age cap for president

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has signed a law that scraps a 75-year age cap for presidential candidates, a spokesman for ...
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Egypt to extend state of emergency for 3 months: MENA

Egypt is to extend its nationwide state of emergency for three months from Jan. 13 to help tackle “the dangers ...
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