Opposition not impressed with ‘New Dawn’ Cabinet

The rays of the “new dawn” didn’t illuminate South Africa’s four biggest opposition parties with much hope after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced his Cabinet, with the EFF viewing Pravin Gordhan’s reappointment as a “declaration of war”. DA leader Mmusi Maimane said the appointment of the Cabinet was the first real[…]

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Opposition MPs bay for absent ministers’ blood

When President Cyril Ramaphosa famously said “send me” in his State of the Nation Address, it apparently did not include sending his Cabinet to Parliament. On Thursday afternoon, not a single member of Cabinet was present in the National Assembly for members’ statements, one of the ways in which Parliament[…]

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Parly presiding officers to meet with opposition

The presiding officers of Parliament will on Tuesday hold a meeting with political parties represented in the National Assembly. Some of the opposition parties are hoping that the meeting will resolve their concerns around who will deliver the State-of-the-Nation-Address (SONA) on Thursday. The Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Economic Freedom[…]

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Kenya election 2017: Odinga supporters warned over claims

Kenya’s electoral commission has warned the opposition that its claims of victory for its presidential candidate, Raila Odinga, could be deemed illegal. The opposition has published its own figures, putting Mr Odinga ahead of incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta. This contrasts with provisional electronic results giving Kenyatta a clear lead in[…]

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Opposition slams Parliament’s oversight

A day before President Jacob Zuma is due in Parliament, opposition parties decried what they call the legislature’s failure to hold the president and his executive to account. A groan was audible from the ANC benches when Agang MP Andries Tlouamma stepped up to the National Assembly’s podium to deliver[…]

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Protesters fling faeces at soldiers in march

Venezuelan protesters have lobbed bottles and bags of faeces at soldiers who fought back with tear gas to block the latest march in more than a month of nationwide protests against President Nicolas Maduro. The march on the main highway through Caracas on Wednesday came as thousands of opposition supporters[…]

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