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South Africa’s Zuma Retains ANC Leadership

Posted December 18th, 2012 at 6:00 am (UTC-5)
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South African President Jacob Zuma will remain chairman of the ruling African National Congress party, after delegates at a party conference overwhelmingly supported him in a leadership vote. Nearly 4,000 delegates voted Tuesday, with three-quarters backing Mr. Zuma to head the party leading up to the country’s 2014 presidential election. The ANC has been in […]

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South Africa’s Zuma Expected to Retain ANC Leadership

Posted December 18th, 2012 at 3:10 am (UTC-5)
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South African President Jacob Zuma is expected to maintain his leadership of the ruling African National Congress party, after a vote to choose who will head the organization into the 2014 presidential election. Votes were being counted early Tuesday after 4,000 delegates at a party conference made their choices for the top six leadership positions. […]

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South Africa’s Zuma Faces Challenge for ANC Leadership

Posted December 17th, 2012 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Delegates from South Africa’s ruling African National Congress are voting on the party’s top six leadership positions including who will lead the organization in the run-up to the 2014 presidential election. President Jacob Zuma is facing a challenge by Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe in Monday’s vote for the ANC chairmanship. Mr. Zuma is expected to […]

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Romanian President Reappoints Rival Ponta as PM

Posted December 17th, 2012 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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Romanian President Traian Basescu has reappointed his arch-rival as prime minister and asked him to form the country’s new government. The move Monday follows Prime Minister Victor Ponta’s center-left governing alliance winning a two-thirds majority in parliamentary elections earlier this month. There are concerns that the partnership may not last. The two men have been […]

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S. Africa’s Zuma Vows Change at Party Conference

Posted December 16th, 2012 at 8:55 am (UTC-5)
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Embattled South African President Jacob Zuma told ruling African National Congress members Sunday the party is capable of running the continent’s biggest economy and that meaningful economic change would come soon, as he sought re-election as party leader. Mr. Zuma addressed some 4,000 delegates gathered in the central city of Bloemfontein to choose the ANC’s […]

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Republicans Expel Two From Convention for Racial Taunts

Posted August 29th, 2012 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Two people have been tossed out of the Republican National Convention for using racial taunts. Convention officials and the U.S. television news network CNN say the two threw nuts at a black CNN camerawoman Tuesday night and yelled, “This is how we feed animals.” CNN said the camerawoman was working at the Tampa Bay Times […]

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Zimbabwe PM says Military Will Disregard Election Results

Posted March 9th, 2012 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai says the country’s military leaders have told him they will not allow anyone but President Robert Mugabe to rule the country, regardless of who wins an election. At a press conference Thursday in the capital, Harare, Mr. Tsvangirai said he and his MDC party do not want a war, and […]

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DRC President to Appoint New Cabinet

Posted March 7th, 2012 at 12:50 am (UTC-5)
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The cabinet of Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila has resigned, allowing the recently re-elected president a chance to form a new government. Former information minister Lambert Mende told VOA Tuesday this is standard procedure. “It is stated in a provision of the constitution that, after a general election, the executive must resign to […]

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President, Arizona Governor Clash Over Memoir

Posted January 26th, 2012 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The Internet is buzzing over photos of an intense discussion between U.S. President Barack Obama and Arizona Governor Jan Brewer over what the governor said was something she wrote in a recent memoir. A pool report said the two officials traded words, out of earshot, when the governor greeted the president at a Phoenix airport […]

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Irregularities in Nicaragua Election Prompt US Aid Review

Posted January 25th, 2012 at 9:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States says Nicaragua’s recent elections were “a setback to democracy” and warned it would now review aid to the country. In a statement Wednesday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the November 6 re-election of President Daniel Ortega was marred by significant irregularities. The statement said the process was not transparent or impartial, […]

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