South Africa: Main Opposition Party Shows Signs of Serious Strain

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa’s main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, elected a new chairperson of its federal council this past weekend. Its choice – Helen Zille, former leader of the party, and former Premier of the Western Cape province – has sent shock waves through the party.

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South Africa’s president promises big results—eventually

SOUTH AFRICANS are growing impatient with Cyril Ramaphosa, the former union boss, anti-apartheid activist and tycoon who is now their president. In his 20 months in office, no one has been prosecuted for the looting of the state that took place under his predecessor, Jacob Zuma

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Tanzania: Bobi Wine Supporters Detained Over Wearing Banned Red Berets

[Citizen] Kampala -Ugandan security personnel on Thursday detained six supporters of pop star and presidential hopeful Bobi Wine for wearing red berets, a banned symbol of his “People Power” pressure group, a spokesman for the movement said.

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Africa: No, Kagame Did Not Call For South Africa to Be Expelled From AU

[allAfrica] Johannesburg -President Paul Kagame’s advisor, Yolande Makolo, has come out to defend his name on Twitter and to clarify reports claiming Kagame has called for the dismissal of the South African government from the African Union.

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