Africa & rest of the world

Africa & rest of the world

More than 10m displaced in war-torn Sudan: IOM

More than 10 million people have been displaced within war-torn Sudan, according to figures released yesterday by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

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S African parties talk coalitions

South African parties were discussing forming a coalition government yesterday, as President Cyril Ramaphosa called on all groups to work together after general elections produced no outright winner.

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S African parties cool towards ANC’s coalition plan

Plans by South Africa’s ANC to form a government of national unity after last week’s general election met a cool reception yesterday, with some potential partners reserving judgement or appearing hostile to the idea.

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POST-POLLS SOUTH AFRICA / ANC weighs up partners from free-marketeers to Marxists

The African National Congress was holding high-stakes internal talks yesterday about which parties it should approach to form South Africa’s next government, with diametrically opposed Marxists and free-marketeers on the menu of options.

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Mexican mayor killed day after Sheinbaum presidential win: regional govt

The mayor of a town in western Mexico was killed on Monday, the regional government said, barely 24 hours after Claudia Sheinbaum was elected the Latin American country's first woman president

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South Africa's Ramaphosa urges unity after historic ANC setback

President Cyril Ramaphosa urged South African party leaders to work together in the public interest Sunday, after his ANC lost its 30-year-old governing majority in a bruising general election

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Claudia Sheinbaum makes history as Mexico's first woman president

Claudia Sheinbaum was elected Mexico's first woman president by a landslide Sunday, making history in a country plagued by rampant criminal and gender-based violence

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Won’t ditch Ramaphosa to form coalition

South Africa’s once dominant African National Congress (ANC) acknowledged that it had been humbled by an election that ended its 30-year majority but vowed not to replace President Cyril Ramaphosa as a condition to forming a new governing coalition.

2w ago

ANC loses majority in South Africa

South Africa’s ruling ANC faced a search for allies to help it form a new government yesterday after it lost its three-decade-old absolute majority in a watershed election.

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Reuters, Midrand

South African parties geared up for coalition talks yesterday as the governing African National Congress (ANC) looked set to fall well short of a majority for the first time in 30 years of democracy.

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National Election: S Africa’s ANC on course to lose majority

The African National Congress (ANC) yesterday looked set to lose the parliamentary majority it has held for 30 years, as partial election results suggested it would need a partner to stay in power - a first in South Africa’s post-apartheid history.

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S Africa votes with ANC dominance under threat

South Africa’s ruling ANC was fighting yesterday to defy expectations that it could lose its three-decade-long exclusive grip on power, as voters turned out for a watershed general election.

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S Africa braces for tight polls

South Africans yesterday braced for a tight general election that may loosen ruling ANC’s 30-year hold on power -- with many fed up with unemployment and corruption.

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Gunmen kidnap around 150 people in central Nigeria: officials

Gunmen in central Nigeria have kidnapped around 150 people in the country's latest mass abduction, officials told AFP today

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Hundreds feared dead in Papua New Guinea village

Hundreds are feared dead after a massive landslide flattened dozens of homes and buried families alive in a remote village in northern Papua New Guinea (PNG) early yesterday, a resident said.

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9 child workers die in Egypt as bus plunges into the Nile

At least 10 female farm workers, nine of them children, died in Egypt on Tuesday when a minibus plunged off a river ferry and into the Nile northwest of Cairo, the health ministry said

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In Canada, bodies go unclaimed as costs put funerals out of reach

Some Canadian provinces have logged a jump in unclaimed dead bodies in recent years, with next of kin citing funeral costs as a growing reason for not collecting loved ones' remains

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Rivers rise again as rain batters flood-hit south Brazil

River levels rose again Sunday as strong rains lashed waterlogged southern Brazil, where flooding has killed 145 people and forced hundreds of thousands from their homes

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