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    Some home grown news with the upcoming election.

    africanews.com/2019/04/17/ramaphosa-anc-struggling-to-retain-support-of-loyal-south-africans/

    Aged 42, Kutlawano has no job and lives in a single room with three other people, including his disabled sister.“They are just greedy people working for themselves,” he declares of the African National Congress (ANC).
    “This time I’m just not going to vote,” said Kutlawano, disillusioned.
    Still vote for ANC
    Despite their anger, people still plan to vote for the ANC.
    The DA has battled to carve away at the loyal ANC voting base, and polls show it dipping from about 22 to 18 percent in May.
    The radical Economic Freedom Fighters, whose leader split from the ANC and promises to seize land from whites, is polled to rise slightly from six to 10 percent of the vote, still far from a power challenge.
    “It’s the liberation movement, they set us free. And Cyril is a face of hope. Better the devil you know…,” summarised Zweni.
    For all the difference in problems, corruption and competence around the world, people are the same everywhere..... either don't vote or stick with what you know, regardless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StephenZA View Post
    Some home grown news with the upcoming election.

    africanews.com/2019/04/17/ramaphosa-anc-struggling-to-retain-support-of-loyal-south-africans/





    For all the difference in problems, corruption and competence around the world, people are the same everywhere..... either don't vote or stick with what you know, regardless.
    Reminds me of how much ****ing a disappointment the ballot papers in the 2017 Kenyan general elections in my home county were. Most cases it was either voting for the ruling party sycophant or one from a bunch of idiots too inconsequential for the ruling party to bother buying off. In the Senate ballot it was literally a choice between sum semi-intelligent ruling party placeholder, or the founder of the most notorious extortion gang in Kenya's history. Since then literally the only leader who's making an effort to do their job was the independent who won the County governor's seat in spite of the efforts of the state to keep him out

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    Lleaders who "overstayed" were the root of Africa's problems. - Yoweri Museveni


    Also Yoweri Museveni

    Uganda's top court Thursday upheld a decision to scrap presidential age limits, paving the way for the country's 74-year-old leader, Yoweri Museveni, to seek a sixth term in office

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    I know it's hardly surprising, but France and the US lining up behind a wannabe Gaddafi who is already starting to wreck Libya even more than it's already been wrecked is disgraceful
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    Some good news for business in Africa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    I know it's hardly surprising, but France and the US lining up behind a wannabe Gaddafi who is already starting to wreck Libya even more than it's already been wrecked is disgraceful
    The Western media are calling Trump's backing as a 'reversal of US policy' :rolleyes:

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    Oh and Omar El Bashir straight up had excess of 100 million dollars worth of cold hard cash of various currencies, IN HIS HOUSE!

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    iol.co.za/news/south-africa_/durbanfloods-death-toll-reaches-70-and-is-expected-to-rise

    The death toll from a devastating storm that hit KwaZulu-Natal on Monday night and continued into Tuesday morning has risen to 70, the province’s acting premier has said.Sihle Zikalala made the announcement at a media briefing on Thursday morning, according to broadcaster eNCA.
    The death toll is expected to rise as rescue teams are still continuing with search operations.
    It is now also 7 in the EC province.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StephenZA View Post
    I had to drive my family to OR Tambo on Monday afternoon and that was dreadful enough... could barely see in front of me.

    Was an awful day or two for weather nationwide.

    Case in point: https://web.facebook.com/watch/?v=417352002176589

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrPrez View Post
    I had to drive my family to OR Tambo on Monday afternoon and that was dreadful enough... could barely see in front of me.

    Was an awful day or two for weather nationwide.

    Case in point: https://web.facebook.com/watch/?v=417352002176589
    That's tragic.

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    So In the latest round up, an analysis of whether the soon to be launched African Continental Free Trade Area could actually work, the ghost of ***-for-food has reared its ugly head in Mozambique, and Sudan Opposition leaders sasys if the Military and the opposition don't get a deal together soon, then a counter-coup might be in the works,
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    More procrastination in the South Sudan peace process.

    "The Parties unanimously agreed to extend the Pre-Transitional period by an additional six months effective from May 12, 2019 to enable the execution of the critical pending tasks," said the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (Igad).
    Methinks the 5 star hotels they are staying in while sorting out these issues are way too comfortable.


    Elsewhere in unreported news. the ongoing Ebola epidemic in DRC has claimed its 1000th life.

    Congo’s Health Ministry said on Friday that 14 new Ebola deaths had been recorded, taking the toll to 1,008 deaths from confirmed and probable cases.

    Only the 2013-2016 outbreak in West Africa has been deadlier. More than 11,000 people died then out of 28,000 who were infected.
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    African culture develops superfood over the course of thousands of years. Gets type cast as poverty stricken and starved because of one famine. Superfood get appropriated by Dutch company

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    https://citizen.co.za/news/south-afr...o-go-to-court/

    Sounds like a lot of crying to me. Those 30 parties combined will unlikely have more than 3 or 4% of the votes.

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