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South Africa’s National Assembly supports land expropriation without compensation
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Politics and Society South Africa’s National Assembly supports land expropriation without compensation

The political ground in South Africa has shifted as the governing African National Congress and the opposition Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) joined forces to support land expropriation without compensation, showing a major waver in the Democratic Alliance-EFF alliance. Estimates indicate that around 80% of South African agricultural land remains in the hands of about 35,000 white farmers and large agribusinesses.

State of emergency declared in Ethiopia as ruling coalition and the Oromo people battle for power
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Politics and Society State of emergency declared in Ethiopia as ruling coalition and the Oromo people battle for power

In August 2017, the ruling political coalition in Ethiopia, the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front, lifted a 10-month-long state of emergency, imposed after protests broke out in 2016. Now a new state of emergency has been declared after the resignation of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.

Ethiopian PM Hailemariam Desalegn second African leader to resign in 12 hours
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Politics and Society Ethiopian PM Hailemariam Desalegn second African leader to resign in 12 hours

The African continent is going through a political renaissance unlike any we have seen in some time. Zimbabwe recently had a coup, which was not really a coup. Kenya has two emergent leaders claiming power, South Africa’s Jacob Zuma has fallen and now Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has resigned.