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Crack the whip Mr President

Suba Churchill: I do not think there is political will to fight corruption. President Uhuru Kenyatta is a beneficiary of corruption through the alliances he got into that have ensnared him. It will be difficult for him to turn against his associates who helped him come to power. As we …

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Would America vote Oprah Winfrey for President?

America has had a black president. Is the country ready for a black president who is also a woman? Speculation about the candidacy of Oprah Winfrey makes clear that some voters think so. Granted, Winfrey says she won’t run, but friends, commentators and many in the Twitterverse are pushing for …

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Raila to meet South African President Cyphril Ramaphosa

Opposition leader Raila Odinga will meet South Africa’s President Cyphril Ramaphosa before travelling back to Kenya on Monday, his adviser has said.  Raila flew to South Africa on April 13 to represent the Kenyan at the burial of the late Winnie Mandela.  He was accompanied by his wife Ida Odinga.  Jackson …

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Botswana President Ian Khama steps down after a decade

Ian Khama, a retired army general, stepped down as President of Botswana on Saturday, handing the diamond-rich country to his deputy after a decade at the helm. Mokgweetsi Masisi becomes only the third leader to take charge of the southern African nation outside the Khama political dynasty. The dynasty dominated national politics …

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Chad president Idriss Deby plots to stay in office until 2033

Chad‘s president Idriss Deby would be allowed to stay on until 2033 and be granted greater powers under constitutional changes recommended by a national conference that the opposition said aimed to create a “monarchy”. The two-week forum of about 800 politicians, business leaders and traditional chiefs, boycotted by the opposition, …

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China’s Parliament re-elects Xi Jinping as President

Chinese President Xi Jinping pledges an oath to the Constitution after being confirmed President for another term during the fifth plenary session of the National People’s Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, March 17, 2018. /REUTERS China’s largely rubber-stamp Parliament on Saturday unanimously re-elected Xi …

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Jacob Zuma: Former South African president faces corruption trial

Former South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma answers questions in parliament in Cape Town August 6, 2015. Photo/REUTERS South Africa’s former President, Jacob Zuma, is to face prosecution for 18 charges of corruption, the director of public prosecutions has confirmed. They include more than 700 counts of fraud, racketeering and money …

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