Algeria: Major Protests Continue to Demand Leaders Step Down

[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -The popular marches continued in Algiers and across the country’s provinces, for the 8th Friday in a row, chanting the same slogans demanding “radical change” and the departure of the “figures of the system,” reported APS journalists.

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Voters have many candidates, but little real choice

Ravalomanana, a safe pair of hands? IF THE HEALTH of a democracy were measured only by the number of candidates contesting a presidential election, Madagascar’s would be flourishing: a total of 36 were on the island state’s ballot on November 7th. Yet politics in Madagascar, beset by corruption, is far from healthy.

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Angola: Ruling Party Regains Power but Faces Legitimacy Questions

[The Conversation Africa] The swearing in of the new Angolan parliament marks the first time in 38 years that Angola has a new president. João Lourenço, who Angolans refer to as “JLo”, replaces the long-serving José Eduardo dos Santos, who carries on as president of the ruling MPLA, the Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola (Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola).

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