Zimbabwe: Mpofu Threatens to Beat Up Matutu in Front of Mnangagwa

[New Zimbabwe] Former Home Affairs Minister and Zanu-PF secretary for administration, Obert Mpofu reportedly exploded in anger and threatened to beat up Zanu-PF deputy youth secretary Lewis Matutu in front of President Emmerson Mnangagwa during a stormy politburo meeting on Wednesday.

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After a lousy election, Benin’s democracy is under threat

WITH ONLY two parties on the ballot, both of them supporters of President Patrice Talon, Benin’s general election on April 28th was an unhappy throwback to the country’s post-independence Marxist era, when voters had no real choice at all. This was all the more dispiriting because Benin was in the vanguard of Africa’s democratic revival in the early 1990s, when its long-serving leader, Mathieu Kérékou, became the first incumbent president on the continent to let his people peacefully vote him out of office

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Nigeria: Beyond Minimum Wage – The Limits of Populism and the Need for Fundamental Economic Reforms

[IGET] Abuja -On May 1, our country celebrated Workers Day. This occasion presents an opportunity to consider the situation of the common man or woman in our country, the role of the labour movement in our political economy, and the undoubtedly weak state of the Nigerian economy today.

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South Africa: SARS Tightening Illicit Economy Leakages

[SAnews.gov.za] The South African Revenue Service (SARS) is embarking on strategic initiatives in an effort to curb revenue leakages emanating from illegal and unethical practices in the illicit economy, the revenue collector said.

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