Nigeria:Atiku – what Does It Really Mean to Be a ‘Political Prostitute’?

[Daily Trust] The recent announcement by former Vice President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar that he has quit the APC, and suspicions that he wants to join the PDP to bid to become the party’s flag bearer in the 2019 presidential election, has led to his critics hurling phrases like ‘serial contestant’ and ‘political prostitute’ at him and his politics.

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Liberia:UP Youth Wing Demands President Sirleaf’s Expulsion

[Observer] The headquarters of the ruling Unity Party yesterday witnessed a brief protest as members of the youth-wing booed some emissaries of the embattled standard bearer emeritus of the party, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, to the party’s grounds. The angry young people also petitioned some Executive Members of the party for the immediate expulsion of President Sirleaf.

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Nigeria:Mr President, Please Don’t Stop the Music!

[Daily Trust] Whatever his shortcomings as President and no matter what his critics say, President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB) has definitely been instrumental in deepening our democracy by proving that incumbents can be defeated in Nigerian elections.

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Zimbabwe:War Vets Vow to Fight Mugabe

[New Zimbabwe] Christopher Mutsvangwa’s war veterans executive has vowed to defend the ex-fighters’ welfare organisation from continued interference by Zanu PF as a High Court judge Wednesday once again dismissed an attempt by a war veterans faction to force its ouster.

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