Political Unrest
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Kenyan judge revokes opposition leader’s deportation

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/15/18, 11:33 am

A Kenyan judge on Thursday rescinded the Kenyan government’s order to deport an opposition politician over his participation in the mock inauguration of opposition leader Raila Odinga. Earlier this month, the Kenyan government sent dual Kenyan-Canadian citizen Miguna Miguna to Canada after holding him for days in a detention center. Miguna attended last month’s mock inauguration, during which Odinga took an oath as the “people’s president” to protest President Uhuru Kenyatta’s leadership.

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South African president resigns

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/14/18, 04:24 pm

South African President Jacob Zuma resigned Wednesday under pressure from politicians within his own party. The African National Congress (ANC), once the party of Nelson Mandela, called for Zuma to step down amid sweeping accusations of corruption. Earlier in the day, police raided the home of a family suspected of abusing its ties to Zuma to influence Cabinet appointments and state contracts. The president said in a speech Wednesday he agreed to leave office immediately.

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Ruling party asks South African president to resign

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/13/18, 11:05 am

South Africa’s ruling party demanded Tuesday that President Jacob Zuma leave office as soon as possible. Corruption scandals have engulfed Zuma, who took office in 2009. Prosecutors have accused him of using millions of dollars in state funds to benefit his family and friends. Zuma’s reputation has given a black eye to the African National Congress, the party of Nelson Mandela that has led South Africa since apartheid ended in 2004. Now the party wants Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to take over for Zuma, but Zuma hasn’t said whether he will leave office amicably.

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