Category Archives: Politics

South Africa: Judge clears opposition politician of hate speech

JOHANNESBURG, A court in South Africa has cleared firebrand opposition politician Julius Malema of hate speech for calling Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan a dog of white monopoly capital.

Judge Roland Sutherland dismissed Gordhan’s application and ordered him to pay …

Sudan Peace Talks With Rebels Begin in Juba

JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN – Talks among the Sudanese government, the rebel SPLM-North faction and two smaller Sudanese rebel groups began Friday in Juba.

After a three-hour meeting, mediators, Khartoum officials and the SPLM-North faction announced an agenda for the

Botswana Braces for High-Stakes Election Later This Month

GABORONE, BOTSWANA – Election fever is mounting in Botswana as voters prepare to go to the polls October 23.

Former president Ian Khama has formed a breakaway party following policy differences with his handpicked successor, President Mokgweetsi Masisi.

Botswana Braces for High-Stakes Election Later This Month

GABORONE, BOTSWANA – Election fever is mounting in Botswana as voters prepare to go to the polls October 23.

Former president Ian Khama has formed a breakaway party following policy differences with his handpicked successor, President Mokgweetsi Masisi.

Guinean President Visits US, Faces Term Limit Questions

WASHINGTON – As Guinea’s president visits the U.S. preaching economic development, a debate rages back home about term limits.

President Alpha Conde spent the week visiting U.S. diplomats, granting interviews and meeting with business leaders. He said his goal is …

Guinean President Visits US, Faces Term Limit Questions

WASHINGTON – As Guinea’s president visits the U.S. preaching economic development, a debate rages back home about term limits.

President Alpha Conde spent the week visiting U.S. diplomats, granting interviews and meeting with business leaders. He said his goal is …