Binyamin Netanyahu has won a fifth term

AFTER MONTHS of heated campaigning, Israeli voters decided to change very little. With most of the votes counted the prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, has won a fifth term in office in an election on April 9th. His Likud party tied with Blue and White, a centre-left party led by Benny Gantz, a former army chief.

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Ghana: Here’s Why Ghana Has a Serious Political Vigilante Problem

[The Conversation Africa] The US has announced it is ready to support Ghana to deal with the issue of political vigilantism – a growing threat to peace and security in the country. The Conversation Africa’s Moina Spooner spoke to Justice Tankebe about the phenomenon and what can be done to address it.

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Benny Gantz must convince Israelis that he can protect them

THE NEWS could not have come at a worse time for Benny Gantz, the main challenger to Binyamin Netanyahu, the prime minister. Less than four weeks before Israelis go to the polls it was reported that Mr Gantz’s telephone had been hacked by Iran and that stolen information may have included embarrassing images. While the candidate dismissed it as “political gossip”, some in his party blamed Mr Netanyahu for spreading the dirt.

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