Loss of Parliament seat an 'unfortunate', 'temporary setback' - outgoing Scopa chair Godi

2019-05-14 20:02

The outgoing chairperson of Parliament's standing committee on public accounts Themba Godi said his party's loss of a seat in the National Assembly was an "unfortunate turn of events".

Nigeria's Buhari starts presidential election campaign

2018-11-19 10:01

Nigeria's president Muhammadu Buhari has put the fight against corruption at the heart of his bid for another four-year term, as official campaigning gets under way for elections next year.

Founder of #Bringbackourgirls set to challenge Nigeria's Buhari in 2019 polls – reports

2018-10-09 14:16

The founder of the #Bringbackourgirls campaign is reportedly set to challenge Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in the forthcoming crunch polls.

Nigeria former VP quits ruling party

2017-11-24 18:24

Nigeria's former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, has quit the country's ruling party, in a clear sign he wants to challenge Muhammadu Buhari for the presidency in 2019.

Nathi Mthethwa and Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula to defend Zuma

2017-08-08 13:40

The ANC has brought out staunch defenders of President Jacob Zuma to defend him during the parliamentary debate of no confidence in his presidency.

Governor tells ill Nigerian president to quit

2017-06-29 17:11

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari faced a fresh call to quit, nearly two months after he left the country on indefinite sick leave.

Joint media briefing planned for 'national day of action'

2017-04-10 05:02

Opposition parties are expected to hold a joint press briefing in Tshwane to outline what they call the National Day of Action on Wednesday.

13 Zambian opposition parties endorse Lungu for president

2016-04-19 12:35

Thirteen political opposition parties in Zambia have formed an alliance with the ruling Patriotic Front, to campaign for the re-election of President Edgar Lungu in the forthcoming elections.

Calls for Buhari's impeachment over missing budget

2016-01-15 11:07

Nigeria's opposition Peoples Democratic Party has reportedly called on the country's National Assembly to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari and other ministers over the missing 2016 budget, in a move that the ruling party has dismissed as "comical".

Nigeria's new government to be announced

2015-11-11 09:25

Nigeria is set to finally get a new government after more than five months of waiting, when President Muhammadu Buhari assigns formal roles to 36 ministerial nominees approved by government.


De Lille back for GOOD? Splinter parties and where they are now

2018-12-04 07:04

Patricia de Lille isn't the first politician who thought it was a GOOD idea to start a new party after an acrimonious departure.

Nigeria's opposition candidate Abubakar picks running mate for 2019

2018-10-14 14:08

Nigeria's main opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar has picked his deputy from the south-east of the country, ahead of a bid to oust President Muhammadu Buhari from power in next year's election.

Nigeria's opposition reject key governorship vote result

2018-09-28 14:37

Nigeria's main opposition party has rejected the result of a runoff for a governorship in the country's swing southwest after the ruling party narrowly won in a boost to President Muhammadu Buhari's re-election hopes.

Nigeria's Buhari vowed to serve just one term: minister

2017-09-08 16:03

A Nigerian minister has promised to quit if President Muhammadu Buhari decides to seek re-election, claiming the ailing leader had earlier vowed to serve only one term.

Calls for clarity over Nigeria's absent president

2017-07-05 22:38

The president of Africa's most populous nation was last seen in public two months ago and since the start of 2017, he's been outside the country more than in it.

Pretoria marchers in high spirits, despite gloomy weather

2017-04-12 11:11

Thousands of marchers have gathered in Pretoria's Church Square as various political parties prepare to march to the Union Buildings to call for President Jacob Zuma to step down.

Ghana presidential candidate promises inclusive govt - report

2016-10-10 17:31

Ghana's opposition APC party presidential candidate Hassan Ayariga has promised to establish an all-inclusive government that he claims would be equipped to handle the social problems of the country, a report says.

No confidence motion against Zuma fails, again

2016-03-01 18:00

A motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma has failed, again.

Nigeria's opposition soul-searching after poll loss

2015-11-13 16:58

Its former national chairperson once boasted that the Peoples Democratic Party would rule Nigeria for 60 years. In the end it managed only 16 years.

Motion of impeachment against Zuma rejected

2015-09-01 19:04

The motion to impeach President Jacob Zuma has been rejected in the National Assembly.

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