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Three reasons why Africa should treat Tillerson visit with scepticism
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Politics and Society Three reasons why Africa should treat Tillerson visit with scepticism

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is visiting five of Africa’s 54 countries: Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Nigeria. Tillerson’s mission will produce few benefits for Africa, or for US-Africa relations. Unless the few existing partnership agreements are reaffirmed, America’s declining importance and influence on the continent will continue.

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.

South Africa: The end is nigh for President Jacob Zuma as ANC confirms his recall
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Politics and Society South Africa: The end is nigh for President Jacob Zuma as ANC confirms his recall

The seemingly impossible has happened, the African National Congress (ANC)’s National Executive Committee (NEC) has confirmed that it has recalled President #JacobZuma, signalling the beginning of the end of President Zuma’s interminable term as president of South Africa. “The decision of the #ANCNEC to recall Cde Zuma is final. It can’t and will not change. We will treat Cde Zuma with dignity and we will not humiliate him” ANC Secretary General Ace Magashule said.