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How opposition parties in Africa can make friends and influence people

Only by demonstrating that it would perform better in office while building trust within the wider population can the opposition force improvements in the electoral system while also growing the party

TB Joshua: The preacher who knows too much

TB Joshua isn't just predicting the death of Africa's kings; he has the ear of some of Africa's top politicians - including Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

Thousands pay respects to Ghana’s John Atta Mills

Thousands of mourners including African leaders, dignitaries and Ghanaian citizens have attended the funeral of president John Atta Mills.

Percy Zvomuya: You can always bet on John as a leader

Percy Zvomuya explores the "hidden power" of the name John and its part in the birth of a country's leader.

Ghana’s VP swiftly sworn in after John Atta Mills’s sudden death

Ghana's John Dramani Mahama has been sworn in as president, after the country's revered leader John Atta Mills died unexpectedly on Tuesday.

Ghana shocked by president’s death

Ghana's President John Atta Mills has died unexpectedly, a statement said, and an aide said his death occurred after taking ill on Monday.

Our way would have saved lives in Libya, says Zuma

Many lives could have been saved if the African Union had been allowed to carry out its initiatives on Libya, says President Jacob Zuma.

Nigeria’s Obasanjo optimistic on Côte d’Ivoire trip

Nigeria's former President Olusegun Obasanjo ended a day of mediation in Côte d'Ivoire's crisis, saying he was optimistic it could be resolved.

Ghana turns on commercial oil production

Ghana joined the ranks of African oil exporters on Wednesday, turning on the taps to about $1-billion of annual crude revenues from an offshore field.

Ghana farming region set to decide election

About 50 000 Ghanaians in a remote farming region were set to cast ballots on Friday in a knife-edge election to decide the next leader.

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High court grants Dlamini-Zuma leave to appeal adverse ruling on tobacco ban

The court held that the ongoing state of disaster meant there was public interest in the legal test applied to measures taken to contain the pandemic

Concourt to hear Zondo commission’s application for contempt order against Zuma on March 25

The former president has one week to file answering papers in the application that also seeks a prison sentence imposed on him

Koko maintains he had no idea he was exchanging emails with a man likely to be Salim Essa

On his fourth appearance before the commission, the former Eskom CEO maintains he was tricked into sharing company information with a third party

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