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Western countries regret support for South Sudan’s secession: Bashir

The Sudanese president, Omer Hassan Al-Bashir, said that several Western countries which encouraged South Sudan’s independence have apologised for their actions and urged Khartoum to reunite with the newborn state.

Source: Sudan Tribune

Drummed by Rachel in Drum Politics (South Sudan, Sudan) 10 months, 2 weeks


Tunisian president cuts own pay by two-thirds

Moncef Marzouki says the state has to be a model to deal with the country's deteriorating financial situation. Tunisia's President Moncef Marzouki has said that he will take a two-thirds ...

Source: AlJazeera

Drummed by sacre in Drum Politics (Tunisia) 10 months, 3 weeks


South Sudan Politics: More defections to Machar group

Several former officials of the South Sudanese government have announced joining the SPLM/A faction led by Riek Machar, the country’s ousted vice president. Tijwok Agwet Athar, former advisor to the ...

Source: Radio Tamazuj

Drummed by Rachel in Drum Politics (South Sudan) 11 months, 2 weeks


Kenyan president and cabinet to take pay cut

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced that he and his cabinet will take a pay cut to help bring down the government's wage bill. President Kenyatta said that he and ...

Source: BBC

Drummed by Mona in Drum Politics (Kenya) 12 months


Algeria's President Bouteflika to run for re-election

Algeria's president, who has not publicly addressed the country for nearly three years, will be running for a fourth term in April. Abdelaziz Bouteflika, 76, suffered a stroke last year ...

Source: BBC

Drummed by Rachel in Drum Politics (Algeria) 1 year


African Union’s Ping May Run to End 47-Year Bongo Rule in Gabon

Jean Ping, the former chairman of the African Union Commission, may challenge President Ali Bongo Ondimba in 2016 elections to end 47 years of rule by Bongo’s family in Africa’s ...

Source: Bloomberg

Drummed by Rachel in Drum Politics (Gabon) 1 year


Robert Mugabe turns 90

After 34 years in power, Africa's oldest president says he has no intention to retire. A freedom fighter for many, he has drawn criticism and condemnation in the West. His ...

Source: Aljazeera

Drummed by Rachel in Drum Politics (Zimbabwe) 1 year


Bashir refuses to grant the US special envoy a visa to Sudan: Carter

The former United States president Jimmy Carter has revealed that the Sudanese president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir rejected his personal appeal to grant the US special envoy for the Sudans Donald ...

Source: Sudan Tribune

Drummed by Rachel in Drum Politics (Sudan) 1 year


Ramphele and Zille's brief DA marriage over

DA leader Helen Zille says Agang SA's Mamphela Ramphele has "reneged" on their agreement that Ramphele stand as the DA's presidential candidate. Just five days after an announcement that Agang ...

Source: Mail & Guardian

Drummed by Mona in Drum Politics (South Africa) 1 year, 1 month


Eritrea: London Launch of Forum for National Dialogue

On Sunday, 2nd February 2014, the Forum was launched by Eritrean leaders in London. The event was addressed by Dr Assefaw Tekeste, a public health specialist and former head of ...

Source: Martin Plaut blog

Drummed by Rachel in Drum Politics (Eritrea) 1 year, 1 month

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