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ANC Moves Forward with Disciplinary Actions Against Jacob Zuma Amid Political Turmoil
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ANC Moves Forward with Disciplinary Actions Against Jacob Zuma Amid Political Turmoil

The African National Congress is advancing disciplinary actions against former president Jacob Zuma, accused of misconduct for planning to vote for the rival MK party founded by himself. This has led to significant political conflict, with accusations of undermining President Cyril Ramaphosa and threats of legal action from Zuma, who still claims loyalty to the ANC.

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Global Leaders Unite Against Political Violence After Trump Shooting
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Global Leaders Unite Against Political Violence After Trump Shooting

Former President Donald Trump was shot during a rally in Pennsylvania, igniting worldwide condemnation. Authorities identified the shooter as 20-year-old Thomas Crooks, who was killed on site. The event left one bystander dead and two others critically injured. Leaders like Joe Biden and Keir Starmer emphasize a strong stance against political violence. Investigations are ongoing.

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France's Far-Right National Rally Party Sees Gains in Southeast but Struggles in Paris
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France's Far-Right National Rally Party Sees Gains in Southeast but Struggles in Paris

The far-right National Rally (RN) party, led by Marine Le Pen, secured significant victories in the first round of the latest elections, capturing 33.15% of the votes. Despite this, the party struggled in Paris, a traditional left-wing stronghold, failing to advance any candidates past the first round. While performing poorly in Paris, RN saw notable success in regions such as Hauts-de-France and Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur.

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Helen Zille Asserts ANC's Limited Decision-Making Power in Government of National Unity
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Helen Zille Asserts ANC's Limited Decision-Making Power in Government of National Unity

Helen Zille, Chairperson of the Democratic Alliance, has highlighted that the African National Congress cannot make unilateral decisions in the Government of National Unity. Emphasizing a collaborative decision-making process, she underlined the necessity of consensus among all parties, including the DA, which now represents 30% of the seats.

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Nigerian National Assembly Dismisses Rumored Bill on Regional Government System
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Nigerian National Assembly Dismisses Rumored Bill on Regional Government System

The Nigerian National Assembly has dismissed reports suggesting a move to revert the country back to a regional government system. Both leading spokespeople from the Senate and House of Representatives have clarified that no such bill exists, countering claims circulating on social media. The country has been under a presidential system since 1979 after an initial period of regional governance post-independence.

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IEC Confirms Smooth Progress Amid Concerns Over Farmworkers’ Voting Freedom
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IEC Confirms Smooth Progress Amid Concerns Over Farmworkers’ Voting Freedom

With less than a day before the 2024 general elections, the IEC reports smooth special votes progress; concerns about the freedom and fairness for farmworkers' votes remain. Instances of campaign restrictions on farms raise alarms. Farmworkers' development organizations and farmers' associations express their stance on ensuring democratic rights and fair policies in agriculture.

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Turmoil in Scottish Politics: Humza Yousaf Steps Down, John Swinney Eyes Leadership
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Turmoil in Scottish Politics: Humza Yousaf Steps Down, John Swinney Eyes Leadership

In a significant shift in Scottish politics, First Minister Humza Yousaf has resigned amid crises and a failed coalition pact, paving the way for John Swinney's potential leadership. Uncertainty looms as the Scottish National Party faces the challenge of governing without a clear majority.

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