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BOTSWANA POLITICS: North West Violent Protests Shut Down Botswana Border

BOTSWANA POLITICS: North West Violent Protests Shut Down Botswana Border

ANC has itself to blame for the ongoing service-delivery protests, says the governing party’s alliance partner, the SA National Civic Organisation (Sanco).

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGON POLITICS: Government Forces Targeting Civilians, Denying Peacekeepers Access: U.N.

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGON POLITICS: Government Forces Targeting Civilians, Denying Peacekeepers Access: U.N.

Democratic Republic of Congo’s army is carrying out operations against the Kamuina Nsapu militia. Clashes between the military and the insurgents have killed hundreds of people and displaced hundreds of thousands since last August.

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SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: South Sudan Now World’s Fastest Growing Refugee Crisis: UNHCR

SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: South Sudan Now World’s Fastest Growing Refugee Crisis: UNHCR

“A famine produced by the vicious combination of fighting and drought is now driving the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis,” Babar Baloch UNHCR said.

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MOROCCO POLITICS: King Mohammed VI Names Saad Eddine El Othmani New Prime Minister

MOROCCO POLITICS: King Mohammed VI Names Saad Eddine El Othmani New Prime Minister

Morocco’s King Mohammed VI has named Saad Eddine El Othmani of the Islamist Justice and Development Party (PJD) as the country’s new prime minister and asked him to form a government, a statement carried by MAP state news agency said on Friday.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Court to Government: Pay Social Grants On April 1

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Court to Government: Pay Social Grants On April 1

South Africa’s Constitutional Court ordered the government to pay social grants on April 1 via its current service provider, seeking to end a fiasco that had threatened the payment of benefits to 17 million people.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Nasir El-Rufai Biography

NIGERIA POLITICS: Nasir El-Rufai Biography

Mallam Nasir El-Rufai was born February 16, 1960 Faskari LGA of Katsina State. He attended LEA Kawo for his primary education. Read Nasir El-Rufai Biography.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zille Faces DA Probe After Colonialism Tweet

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zille Faces DA Probe After Colonialism Tweet

“For those claiming legacy of colonialism was ONLY negative, think of our independent judiciary, transport infrastructure etc,” Helen Zille said on Twitter.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Ibrahim Magu Confirmation Rejected By Senate

NIGERIA POLITICS: Ibrahim Magu Confirmation Rejected By Senate

The Senate also said Magu should cease to act as chairman of the anti-graft commission and a replacement should be sent by the president for confirmation.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari Marks Return With Rare NEC Meeting

NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari Marks Return With Rare NEC Meeting

Journalists were asked to leave before Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari spoke.

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO POLITICS: Patrice Lumumba Biography

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO POLITICS: Patrice Lumumba Biography

Patrice Émery Lumumba was born Élias Okit’Asombo on July 2, 1925 in Belgian Congo now the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Read Patrice Lumumba Biography.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Constitutional Court Judgment Could Change TV Landscape

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Constitutional Court Judgment Could Change TV Landscape

It will be up to the Court to determine whether the Minister’s amendment should stand and whether or not the STBs will be produced without encryption capacity.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Obumselu, Onukaba: Darkness Falls Twice

NIGERIA POLITICS: Obumselu, Onukaba: Darkness Falls Twice

Sadly, then, even though many Nigerians did not know who Obumselu was, were not aware of the epical scale of his brilliance, he knew us all too well.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma to ANC: ‘We Accept We Made Mistakes’

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma to ANC: ‘We Accept We Made Mistakes’

Zuma: “When leaders and members of ANC are corrupt and steal they are betraying the values of the ANC, the people and our country. We will not allow this.”

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NIGER POLITICS: Hama Amadou Jailed for Baby-Smuggling

NIGER POLITICS: Hama Amadou Jailed for Baby-Smuggling

Prosecutors claim that Amadou was one of a group of people accused of smuggling babies from Nigeria via Benin to wealthy couples in Niger by falsely claiming the parenthood of around 30 children.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Malema Not Going Back to ANC

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Malema Not Going Back to ANC

EFF spokesman Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said Malema was not going anywhere.

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EGYPT POLITICS: Hosni Mubarak to Be Released

EGYPT POLITICS: Hosni Mubarak to Be Released

Hosni Mubarak, overthrown as president of Egypt in 2011 and the first leader to go on trial in the wake of the Arab Spring, will walk free this week for the first time in six years.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: 1 April ‘Fairly Confident’ Welfare Benefits Will Be Paid: Gordhan Assures

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: 1 April ‘Fairly Confident’ Welfare Benefits Will Be Paid: Gordhan Assures

South Africa’s Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said, “I am fairly confident grants will be paid.”

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Osinbajo Says He Has Buhari’s Approval for ‘Practically Everything’

NIGERIA POLITICS: Osinbajo Says He Has Buhari’s Approval for ‘Practically Everything’

“We just had very long meeting, basically trying to bring the president up to speed as to some of the things we have done while he was away‎,” Osinbajo said.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Revealed! Mandela Murder Plot Was ‘Covered Up’: Cop

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Revealed! Mandela Murder Plot Was ‘Covered Up’: Cop

investigation into a suspected plot by cops to kill former president Nelson Mandela at his 1994 inauguration was “covered up,” it emerged in the Western Cape High Court on Monday.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Still on Fani-Kayode, Buratai, Biafra And The Guardians Of Empire Nigeria

NIGERIA POLITICS: Still on Fani-Kayode, Buratai, Biafra And The Guardians Of Empire Nigeria

Fani-Kayode has come from a very noble family with rich roots and patriotism that have immensely shaped the course of our nation over the years even before our independence.

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