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South Africa’s ruling ANC gives Zuma 48 hours to quit

Reuters   South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) gave President Jacob Zuma 48 hours to resign as head of state on Monday after an eight-hour meeting of the party's top leadership, the SABC state broadcaster said. Party leader Cyril Ramaphosa's motorcade left a marathon ANC National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting at 10:30

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Western Envoys Urge Kenya Opposition to Recognize President Kenyatta

(AP)   Eleven western envoys, including those from the United States and Britain, urged Kenya's opposition leader Sunday to recognize President Uhuru Kenyatta as the country's legitimately elected leader. The diplomats said Raila Odinga needs to accept Kenyatta's presidency "as the basis for the dialogue that it (the opposition) and many Kenyans want." "We

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Kenya deports opposition politician who attended Odinga’s ‘inauguration’

Associated Press   Lawyers and human rights officials say a Kenyan politician who had been arrested for witnessing the "inauguration" of opposition leader Raila Odinga has been deported. Interior Ministry Spokesman Mwenda Njoka said Wednesday that Miguna Miguna renounced his Kenyan citizenship years back, becoming a Canadian citizen, and had never reclaimed Kenyan

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Zimbabwe’s Opposition leader critically ill in South Africa

Reuters Zimbabwe's main opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, is critically ill in a South African hospital and his supporters should "brace for the worst", a party source with knowledge of his condition said on Tuesday. Without its founder at the helm, Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) is likely to face immediate instability

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Tensions High in Kenya Amid Media Ban, Opposition Arrest

  Political tensions continue to rise in Kenya as the government defied a court order to lift a ban on three independent media organizations. Authorities also arrested a key opposition ally in the wake of Raila Odinga's self-inauguration Tuesday as the so-called "people's president." Kenya's three largest broadcasters remained off the air

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