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Protecting government VIPs costs R1.7 billion

The constitutional democracy South Africa has been for the past 26 years has not apparently stretched as far as allowing the country’s presidents, Cabinet...

Thousands protest against Tunisia leader with government awaited

Thousands of Tunisians protested against President Kais Saied's seizure of almost total power protested in the capital on Sunday as the growing numbers taking...

Trial over murder of ‘Africa’s Che Guevara’ opens in Burkina Faso

The trial of 14 people accused of plotting to assassinate Burkina Faso’s former president Thomas Sankara started on Monday, more than 30 years after...

ISS: A Shangri-La in the Himalayas could show King Mswati the way

Bhutan is a model for transitioning from absolute to constitutional monarchy, but time for this option is running out. Up to 60 protesters and rioters...

Police Commissioner asked to make representations into fitness to hold office

President Cyril Ramaphosa notified National Police Commissioner General Khehla Sitole, last month that he intends to suspend him and asked him to make representations...

Guinea junta names former civil servant Beavogui as prime minister

Guinea's military junta on Wednesday named Mohamed Beavogui, a former civil servant and expert in agricultural finance, as prime minister to preside over a...

Tunisia closes unlicensed TV station critical of president

Tunisia's independent media regulator said on Wednesday it had closed an unlicensed television station that has been strongly critical of President Kais Saied since...

Tunisian president says 1.8 million people protested for him on Sunday

Tunisia's President Kais Saied said on Monday that 1.8 million people had come onto the streets on Sunday during rallies in support of him...

Ethiopian parliament confirms Abiy Ahmed as prime minister

Ethiopia's parliament confirmed incumbent Abiy Ahmed as prime minister for a five-year term on Monday, cementing his power domestically amid mounting international concern of...

ISS: Barrow puts political power ahead of justice in The Gambia

The president’s new alliance will make it difficult to meet electoral promises of justice for Jammeh-era violations. In a shocking political about-turn, Gambian President Adama...


SANDF missing the communication target

Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...