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Botswana 2024 polls: 'I have to fix the mistake I made in appointing Masisi' - Khama

Botswana’s former president could be a candidate to watch out for in the nation's upcoming general elections. Ian Khama who is exiled stands for presidency of his party next month.

He claims his successor has become a threat to democracy. In South Africa since 2021, Khama says he possesses intelligence information on plans to arrest and poison him…

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S. Africa: Hundreds march to presidential residence to demand Ramaphosa's resignation

South Africa's opposition held rallies under tight security on Monday in a bid to force out President Cyril Ramaphosa over his handling of the country's sickly economy and crippling energy crisis.

But turnout was low and calls for strikes went unheeded as the government mobilised thousands of police, backed by troops, to stifle any unrest.


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Belgium calls on South Africa to help end war in Ukraine

Belgium called on South Africa on Thursday to use its influence with Russia to end the conflict in Ukraine. 

The appeal was made during a state visit by the Belgian king to Pretoria.

King Philippe is travelling with Queen Mathilde and Belgian Foreign Minister Hadja Lahbib during a five-day state visit to the country. 

President Cyril…

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Angolan president holds security talks with his DRC counterpart

Angolan President Joao Lourenco held a three-hour private meeting in Luanda on Saturday with his Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) counterpart, Felix Tshisekedi.

The talks came a day after the Angolan parliament approved a year-long deployment of up to 500 soldiers to the troubled eastern DRC.

But Luanda said the contingent would only be moved…

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