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Like Zuma, Ethiopian prime minister resigns amid political turmoil

Hailemariam Desalegn's resignation comes amid political crisis and lingering unrest in the Horn of Africa country. Hailemariam Desalegn says he has submitted his resignation as both Ethiopia's prime minister and chairman of the country's ruling coalition. Hailemariam's announcement comes amid a political crisis and lingering unrest in the Horn of Africa country, which

Meet Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa’s New President and a Mandela Favorite

By Norimitsu Onishi Cyril Ramaphosa, who was sworn in Thursday as South Africa’s president, recently did what many politicians do at pivotal points in their careers. He released a book. The book told of one of his passions — his love for a Ugandan breed of royal cattle that he imported to South

Mayotte: the French migration frontline you’ve never heard of

•Thousands of people have died trying to make the hazardous Indian Ocean crossing By Edward Carver Last month, Ousseni Souffiani’s life was turned upside down. He had lived in a hillside shantytown on the island of Mayotte, but a torrential downpour swept his flimsy home away, killing his wife and four of

Zimbabwean opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, dies at 65

Zimbabwe opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, who remained an opposition to Robert Mugabe's regime, has died aged 65 after a battle with cancer, party official says. His death on Wednesday night throws uncertainty over his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party less than three months after the army ousted 93-year-old foe from the

JUST IN: ANC recalls Jacob Zuma from office

The African National Congress (ANC) has notified President Jacob Zuma of its intentions to recall him from office. This was disclosed by Ace Magashule, Secretary General of the ANC while addressing a world press conference in the country Tuesday afternoon. Jacob Zuma, he said, has been briefed and has requested for three

ANC asks Zuma to quit as South African president

By Kumwenda-Mtambo Olivia and Alexander Winning The South Africa’s ruling party decided on Tuesday to sack Jacob Zuma as head of state, two sources said, after marathon talks over the fate of a leader whose scandal-plagued years in power darkened and divided Nelson Mandela’s post-apartheid ‘Rainbow Nation’. The decision by the African

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