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Pravin Gordhan - South Africa News Today

South African Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Sunday that efforts to clean up corruption in state-owned companies (SOCs) faced “dangerous” resistance which threatened the country’s sovereignty.

“But the dangerous and unscrupulous fightback against our reform efforts continues. If we allow this fightback to prevail, we risk losing our sovereignty,” Gordhan said, without naming who was behind the backlash.Here's The Full Story…

Atiku Abubakar - Nigeria Politics Headline News

South-West Vice Chairman of the party, Dr Eddy Olefeso: “We have been denied for too long. In 2011, the country under the control of our party zoned the position of the Speaker of the House of Representatives to the zone and it was taken away. And from 2011 to 2015, we were left just like that and the reverberating effect of that abandonment is the reason why we are still having the hangover of neglect till today. We will continue to fight for it, we will speak with a loud voice. We give so much, so the zone deserves a lot.”Here's The Full Story…

Samia Nkrumah - Samia Yaba Christina Nkrumah Daughter of Kwame Nkrumah - Ghana Politics News

Ghanaian activist Samia Yaba Christina Nkrumah and the daughter of Kwame Nkrumah said: “Our unity is a great contributor to peace and Africans need to take charge – A new Africa has to be born.” Nkrumah said she wants democracy to translate into “tangible” things: “I want it to eradicate poverty, more sanitation, adequate water for all, reliable power supply. We are thinking of the outcome of democracy and not just the right to exercise the right to vote.”Here's The Full Story…

Duduzane Zuma - South Africa News

Duduzane Zuma, the son of South Africa’s graft-tainted former president Jacob Zuma, will stand trial for culpable homicide in March over a fatal late night car crash in 2014, a magistrate said Friday. Magistrate Heidi Barnard told the packed court that there would be a pre-trial hearing in January.

“I want you to avail yourself as well on 26 March 2019, that will be your trial date,” she said.Here's The Full Story…

Sahle-Work Zewde - Ethiopia News in Politics Today

Sahle-Work Zewde was born on 21 February 1950 (age 68 years), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and well-regarded diplomat representing Ethiopia at global, continental and regional organizations including the UN, the African Union (AU) and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), had also served as Ethiopia’s ambassador to various countries. Continue Sahle-Work Zewde Biography and Profile.Here's The Full Story…

Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila - DRC - Congo Politics Today

For some Congolese who watched anxiously as the election was delayed amid sometimes deadly protests over Kabila’s extended stay in power, it will be enough to finally stand in line at polling stations and move on.

“The voting machine is not a big problem,” said Salomon Bagheni, a member of Beni’s civil society. “Use it or not, the essential thing is holding the elections on Dec. 23 to bring new leadership to this country.”Here's The Full Story…

Nigeria Women in Politics

When Ndi Kato decided to run for office in Nigeria, she found few models for young women who wanted to be in politics.

“Women said, ‘Don’t get excited, the system will isolate you, you’re a token’,” Kato said. “The future didn’t look so bright. There is this condescension to a woman’s candidacy. They’ll tell you, ‘Oh, wow! Cute, we’re happy to see a beautiful woman but you’re not going to win’.”Here's The Full Story…

Atiku Abubakar and Peter Gregory Obi - Peter Obi - Nigeria Politics News

The Northern Youths Leaders Forum (NYLF) advised the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to review the choice of Obi, if he hopes to earn the North’s support. The group, which prides itself as the apex body of 46 youth organisations in the North, threatened to mobilise its over six million members against the PDP and its presidential candidate, if Atiku failed to take its advice.Here's The Full Story…

Boko Haram - Nigeria News Today

Nigeria is on the verge of change. The current president Muhammadu Buhari is tackling corruption– known as Buhari’s anti-corruption war. During his election campaign, he declared that one of the things he will accomplish is to fight corruption. Some of the recent cases have seen politicians and people in power arrested for extortion.Here's The Full Story…

Tunji Braithwaite - Nigeria News

Even in his old age, Tunji Braithwaite has continued to be dogged in the fight against social injustice, corruption and all forms of national malaise, actively participating in protest marches, rallies and national debates of public interest and calling for revolutionary reforms in all sectors. Continue with Tunji Braithwaite Biography And Profile…Here's The Full Story…

Ayo Fayose - Peter Ayodele Fayose - Ayodele Fayose - Nigeria Politics News Today

Peter Ayodele Fayose pleaded not guilty to 11 counts of criminal breach of trust and theft totaling nearly $18 million (15.5 million euros). The Federal High Court in Lagos was told that Fayose, 57, and his company, Spotless Limited, took the cash to fund his 2014 campaign to become governor of the southwestern state of Ekiti.Here's The Full Story…

Nigerian Labour Congress - Nigeria News Headline

“If nothing is responsibly done by the federal government to meet our demands, on … the 6th day of November, we shall embark on a nationwide strike to compel this government to show more sensitivity to the plight of Nigerians,” they said.

“We cannot continue discussing a figure that has already been agreed procedurally within the committee,” the Nigerian trade unions said about the possibility of further talks. Here's The Full Story…

Shehu Sani - Nigeria Politics Headlines News Today

Senator Shehu Sani(Kaduna Central) has resigned his membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The human rights activist who has had a running battle with Governor Nasir El-Rufai wrote the Chairman, APC, Ward 6, Tudun Wada North, Kaduna, to announce his resignation as a member of the party

Nigeria Senator Shehu Sani (Kaduna Central): “I present to you my highest compliments and wish by this communication to formally offer you my resignation from the APC.”Here's The Full Story…

Atiku Abubakar - Nigeria Politics Story Today

Aremo Oladotun Hassan, the President of the Yoruba Council of Youths Worldwide group said:

“He (Atiku Abubakar) must be able to summon a greater patriotic will towards building and reviving our dying nation from economic stagnation and social insecurity. He must be able to implement the 26 per cent UN Budgetary standard allocation to the Education sector with a view to postulating and establishing a statutory principle of law by enacting the Education Right Bill into law. He must be able to have a master plan for transportation development from roads network development programmes.”Here's The Full Story…

Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila - DRC - Congo Politics

Congo’s deputy prime minister said on Saturday that tablet-like voting machines for December’s election had been made to order and will finish arriving this month, despite suspicions by diplomats and the opposition that they may enable fraud.

“A hundred and eighty containers from South Korea with the machines in them are on the sea,” Vice Prime Minister and Security Minister Henri Mova Sakanyi said in a statement, adding that 15 had already arrived and the rest would arrive by the end of October.

President Joseph Kabila is due to step down after 17 years in power after a long-delayed vote scheduled for Dec. 23 to choose his successor. Here's The Full Story…