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Congo opposition welcomes vote results delay

Democratic Republic of Congo's main opposition party welcomed a delay in election results on Wednesday since this would allow time to make...

South Sudan rulers must trim “huge” government – opposition

South Sudan's main opposition leader called for the dominant ruling party to pare down the country's "huge" government and said it had...

Uganda opposition leader to stay under house arrest

Uganda will keep opposition leader Kizza Besigye under house arrest until he promises to stop participating in anti-government protests that have marred...

Uganda opposition leader arrested as protests resume

Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye was briefly arrested as he took part in a "walk-to-work" protest against surging consumer prices and wasteful...

Ethiopian detentions target weak opposition

When Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi's ruling party was re-elected in 2010, analysts said he could take two paths: give the opposition...

Yemen opposition figures quit National Council

A group of Yemeni politicians left a newly formed opposition council exposing divisions in the anti-government movement in a country convulsed by...

Syrian opposition seeks united front in Istanbul

Leading Syrian opposition figures, encouraged by international support for their cause, met in Istanbul to nominate a council that could aid in...


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...