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ANC, DA come to coalition agreement

ANC, DA come to coalition agreement

506 ViewsIn a significant political development, South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) and its main political rival, the Democratic Alliance (DA), have reached an agreement to form a government of national unity, senior DA negotiator Helen Zille confirmed to Reuters on Friday. The agreement, which marks a historic departure in South African politics, comes […]

Ramaphosa to remain President despite loss – ANC

1,214 ViewsIf you’re a betting person, put your money on South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa remaining in office – despite the catastrophic loss of support his governing ANC suffered in the election. In his address to the media, ANC secretary-general Fikile Mbalula emphatically stated that Ramaphosa will not step down. “That is not going to […]

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ANC fail to win, to share power

1,174 Views South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa is under growing pressure after leading the ruling African National Congress (ANC) to its worst election result in 30 years, forcing it to share power. With almost all the votes in, the ANC is on 40% – down from 58% at the previous election. This is lower than […]

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ANC looks set to share power after historic election loss

926 ViewsWith most of the results now in from South Africa’s election, the long-ruling African National Congress (ANC) will have to contend with sharing power after a historic loss of its parliamentary majority. Counting in over 91% of voting districts is complete and the ANC’s share of the vote currently stands at 40.25%. Trailing behind […]

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Ramaposa’s future as President hangs in the balance

1,200 ViewsOne of the most senior leaders in the ANC – Gwede Mantashe, the party’s chairman – has just been on Newzroom Afrika, a local TV station. He was asked about the future of President Cyril Ramaphosa, if the party ends up with around 42% of the vote, reports BBC News. “I don’t know,” Mr […]

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Researchers: The future of democracy is on the ballot in Europe

1,323 ViewsEurope’s right-wing parties are preparing to pounce on voter dismay following years of austerity policies in many countries, say leading global governance researchers in a new report released on the eve of the European Parliament elections. Researchers behind a new Berggruen Governance Index (BGI) report suggest that polices such as crisis austerity measures and […]

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Innovating tomorrow’s banking in Africa

1,325 ViewsThe inaugural ‘Banking on the Future’ conference, hosted by EFT Corporation, brought together industry leaders, innovators, and stakeholders to imagine, discuss, and shape the future of digital banking at Victoria Falls from 13 to 15 May. The landmark event brought together leaders from the continent’s top banks to discuss the latest digital banking technologies and […]

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DRC Coup Leader ‘killed’

1,554 Views Reports reaching us is that DRC Congo coup leader, Christian Malanga Musumari was neutralised Sunday as he tried to topple the Felix Tshiskedi Government, declaring New Zaire Republic. Malanga was kîlled by the presidential guard and all the 50 members of his militia group were arrested too. Among his arrested militia group members […]

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Presidential Palace attacked in an attempted coup d’etat  in DR Congo

1,623 Views By Ange Adihe Kasongo KINSHASA, May 19 (Reuters) – The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) armed forces repelled an attempted coup d’etat involving Congolese and foreign fighters on Sunday morning, a DRC army spokesman said in a televised address. “An attempted coup d’etat has been put down by the defence and security forces. […]

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Gabon’s deposed President goes on hunger strike

1,075 ViewsGabon’s deposed President Ali Bongo and two of his sons have gone on hunger strike to protest against their alleged subjection to “acts of torture and barbarity”, the family’s lawyers say, reports BBC News. Bongo was ousted in a military coup in August last year, shortly after he won a disputed presidential poll. He […]

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