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South Africa:The ANC Is Trying to Out-Populist the EFF

analysisBy William GumedeAfter its watershed 54th national conference weighed down by corruption, scandals and government failure, the ANC, for all practical purposes, faces the post-conference future almost as two separate parties, despite attempts at...

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South Africa:It's Not a Matter of If, but When Zuma Goes – NEC Sources

It is now up to President Jacob Zuma to decide whether he wants a "messy" exit that could see him consigned to the "dustbin of history" without presidential benefits, or a "dignified exit" where he steps down voluntarily.This is the view of at least fo...

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South Africa:Zuma, Kenyatta to Hold Talks in Durban

President Jacob Zuma is set to hold talks with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday at Dr John Dube residence in Durban, the presidency has said in a statement.The presidency said that Kenyatta is on his first working visit to South Africa since...

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Angola:Executive Authorizes U.S. $70 Million Agreement With World Bank

Luanda — A financial agreement worth US $ 70 million between the Republic of Angola and the World Bank was authorized in a presidential decree to cover the Local Development Project (PDL).

The financial agreement with the World Bank will be signed through the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBR), according to the presidential decree published in the Official Gazette, on January 4, 2018, to which Angop had access on Monday.

The agreement falls under the need for the implementation of the Executive's programme regarding the diversification of financing sources for the implement of public investment programmes.

In November 2017, the World Bank Vice President for Africa, Makhtar Diop, visited Angola, having on the occasion reiterated the WB readiness to strengthen technical assistance to the Angolan Central Bank and increase financing to the sectors of education, health, agriculture and energy and water.

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Angola:Relations Between Angola and Portugal On Portuguese Press Headlines

Luanda — Following Monday's collective interview of the President of the Republic, João Lourenço, the international press has highlighted issues related to the tensions in the relationship between Angola and Portugal.

Diário de Notícias, a Portuguese newspaper, highlighted the former Angolan vice president, Manuel Vicente's trial case, considered "an offense", by president João Lourenço, also underlining the intention of the Head of State to see the matter resolved in Angola.

The Portuguese radio station TSF said on its headlines "João Lourenço says that Portuguese justice attitude is "an offense" to Angola and that the "ball is in Portugal's court".

In question is the Operation Fizz, a process in which former vice-president of Angola and former State -run Oil company's CEO, Manuel Vicente, who is suspected of having corrupted Orlando Figueira in Portugal when the last was a member of the Public Prosecutor's Office, which investigates the most serious, organized and sophisticated crime, namely of an economic nature.

The Portuguese news Agency (Lusa) quoted President Joao Lourenço on the fact that he "hopes that Eduardo dos Santos will fulfill his promise to retire from politics in 2018".

Other highlights were related to the numbers of dismissals made by President João Lourenço during his first 100 days ahead of the Executive, among them that of Isabel dos Santos, daughter of former president José Eduardo dos Santos as well as high ranking army officers to which João Lourenço said they were "as many as necessary."

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Zimbabwe:Govt Target EU Market for Flowers

By Munyaradzi Musiiwa Midlands BureauFOLLOWING concerns raised by horticulture and floriculture farmers, Government has committed itself to re-engage the European markets and facilitate partnership and contract farming for local farmers, as well as off...

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