South Africa: Evolution of ANC Economic Policy Sheds Light On Squabble Over Central Bank

[The Conversation Africa] The recent squabble over the mandate of the South African Reserve Bank has very little to do with real economic policies. It is rather emblematic of the intensely polarised levels of political distrust that currently exists within the African National Congress (ANC), the governing party

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Africa: No U.S. Envoys in Abuja or Pretoria Leaves Void – CFR’s Campbell

[Council on Foreign Relations] Washington, DC -Nigeria and South Africa have been the two African countries of greatest strategic importance to the United States. They are the two largest economies on the continent, and a major venue for U.S.

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Nigeria: PDP Chieftain Hails Omo-Agege Over Election As Deputy Senate President

[Vanguard] Delta State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Chief Sunny Onuesoke, has congratulated Senator Ovie Omo-Agege on his election on the floor of the Red Chamber as the Deputy Senate President of the Ninth Senate of Nigeria.

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Nigeria: Local Papers’ Coverage of Pre-Election Violence Passed Muster

[The Conversation Africa] Nigeria has a vibrant press media landscape. But freedom of the press is only rated as “partly free” by Freedom House, mostly due to the fact that news media are still susceptible to political pressures. There is also the external influence from ownership structures and the generally low wages of journalists.

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