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15 January 2019 12:45 PM What next for Brexit? Three main scenarios

What next? With the Brexit deal between Britain and the EU facing defeat in the British parliament in a crucial vote on Tuesday, that's the question on everyone's lips. This is the Brexit that the British government and EU leaders want – and one which many MPs in the British parliament object to. The deal has been rejected by some of British Prime Minister 93

08 January 2019 3:27 PM Twitter reacts to SA missing out on hosting AFCON 2019

Cape Town - South Africa missed out on the chance to host their third Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament on Tuesday when the Confederation of African Football (CAF) chose Egypt to host the 2019 edition. The process to find a successor to the original host Cameroon was undertaken by a voting process with Egypt winning 16 votes to a sole vote for South 30

02 January 2019 6:01 AM Israel opposition in dramatic split ahead of election

Israel's centre-left opposition dramatically split on Tuesday ahead of an April 9 election, with leader Avi Gabbay announcing he would no longer partner with veteran politician Tzipi Livni as she sat stone-faced next to him. The announcement means the end of their Zionist Union alliance, which secured the second most seats in the last general election 36

30 December 2018 8:42 AM The Latest: Opposition candidate votes in DRC election

Opposition candidate Martin Fayulu voted in central Kinshasa at the Gombe Institute, the same polling station where outgoing President Joseph Kabila and ruling party candidate Emmanuel Shadary voted earlier. "It is the departure ticket for Kabila" said Fayulu as he cast his ballot. "Today, we are writing the end of Kabila, the end of misery for Congolese 29

07 December 2018 2:24 PM Land expropriation: Thoko Didiza will chair ad hoc committee on section 25

The ANC will "not blink" in its debate with the EFF over land expropriation when the ad hoc committee on amending section 25 of the Constitution to allow expropriation without compensation gets going, said ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu on Friday. The EFF proposes that all land must be nationalised while the ANC has put forward a policy based on a mixed 130

05 December 2018 6:33 PM Gabon president Bongo 'doing well' in Morocco after illness: PM

Gabon's President Ali Bongo is recovering well after being hospitalised in Morocco, his prime minister said after the two met in the capital Rabat. The 59-year-old president, who fell ill on October 24 at an economic forum, arrived in Morocco last week following a month's treatment at a hospital in Saudi Arabia for an illness that has not been officially 45

05 December 2018 8:10 AM Madagascar presidential hopeful Ravalomanana 'sure' of win

Madagascar presidential hopeful Marc Ravalomanana has said he is confident of closing the gap for a second round victory over his rival who narrowly beat him in the first leg of presidential polls. Andry Rajoelina got 39.23% of votes and Ravalomanana 35.35% in last month's poll, according to final results, setting up the pair for a close contest in the December 60

04 December 2018 5:04 AM De Lille back for GOOD? Splinter parties and where they are now

Patricia de Lille isn't the first politician who thought it was a GOOD idea to start a new party after an acrimonious departure. Five parties currently represented in Parliament started after its leader left or was kicked out of one - including one of the more established parties. Back in 1996, Bantu Holomisa, then Deputy Minister of Environment and Tourism 60

15 November 2018 10:21 AM Agri SA says adoption of resolution on land expropriation will damage economy

Agri SA has slammed a resolution adopted by a committee of Parliament on Thursday to alter a section of the Constitution to allow for expropriation of land without compensation, saying it will cause “large scale damage to the South African economy”. As News24 reported earlier, the Joint Constitutional Review Committee on Thursday adopted a resolution 50

05 November 2018 4:53 PM Madagascar: three presidents, three crises

Madagascar's past three presidents, all in the running against 43 other candidates in the presidential vote on November 7, each had their terms tarnished by political crises. Marc Ravalomanana, a former milkman turned millionaire milk mogul is declared winner of the presidential election in 2002 after a crisis lasting nearly seven months against outgoing 41