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Law changed and new one approved in Sudan

Sudanese transitional authorities approved a law dissolving the former ruling party and repealed a public order law used to regulate women’s behaviour under ex-president...

Kenya looking to halt election violence

Kenya should create more senior political posts including a prime minister and increase payments to regional governments to end cyclical election violence, a government...

Botswana election result challenged

Botswana’s main opposition party is challenging the results of 16 parliamentary constituencies won by the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) in last month’s election,...

Second night of violence in Lebanon

Clashes between supporters of Lebanon’s caretaker prime minister, Saad al-Hariri, and Shi’ite groups Hezbollah and Amal erupted into gunfire in Beirut, state news agency...

Sidama vote for autonomy

Ethiopia’s Sidama people voted overwhelmingly to form their own self-governing region as many ethnic groups demand greater autonomy under reforms led by Prime Minister...

Algerian march ups pressure on government

Hundreds of Algerians marched in Algiers on Wednesday, stepping up pressure to cancel a December 12 presidential election. Weekly protests take place on Tuesdays...

Sidama vote a test for Ethiopian reform

Awol Beyene was married on Sunday in a white tuxedo, with his voting card in one hand and his bride’s hand in the other....

Algeria presidential election campaign kicks off

Algeria’s five presidential candidates launched their campaigns for the December 12 election at the weekend with some opposition protesters who say the vote will...

Mozambique election result appeal dismissed

Mozambique’s top court dismissed opposition party Renamo’s application to have the results of its recent general election dismissed - a scenario Renamo said could...

New Security Minister for Guinea

Guinea President Alpha Conde has replaced his security minister following deadly protests against suspected efforts by Conde to extend his mandate. Conde (81) is...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...