Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Ace Magashule, the suspended Secretary General of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) in South Africa, and former President Thabo Mbeki are embroiled in a bitter spat that continues to divide the party. In a public speech last month, Mbeki took aim at Magashule’s leadership [...]
©- - 17 june 2021 - 16:58:15 - thread Politics (213 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa's North Gauteng High Court on Monday set down two days to hear an application brought by the Secretary-General of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) seeking to overturn his suspension from the party. Ace Magashule, who was earlier this month ordered to step [...]
©- - 31 may 2021 - 12:19:00 - thread Politics (186 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Ace Magashule, the suspended secretary-general of the ruling ANC, on Friday asked a court to reverse his own suspension and declare President Cyril Ramaphosa suspended instead. Magashule has asked the Gauteng High Court to hear the case on 1 June on an urgent basis.  Magashule sparked [...]
©- - 14 may 2021 - 13:12:26 - thread Politics (201 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) –  Ace Magashule, the suspended Secretary-General of South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC), has been ordered to apologise for the “letter of suspension” he wrote to President Cyril Ramaphosa last week. Addressing the media following a three-day national executive committee (NEC) meeting on Monday, Ramaphosa [...]
©- - 10 may 2021 - 15:59:07 - thread Politics (192 words)


Lomé, Togo (PANA) - A new political party,  Pan-African Union for Democracy and Change (UPDC), was launched at the  weekend in Lomé, PANA learnt on Tuesday from informed sources in the Togolese capital. Led by a teacher-researcher at the University of Lomé, Komla Apla, hitherto unknown in the political arena, the [...]
©- - 23 february 2021 - 12:14:28 - thread Politics (129 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Former President Jacob Zuma on Friday took aim at his successor, President Cyril Ramaphosa, in an unprecedented open letter which has been leaked to the media. Zuma, who was recalled by the ruling ANC after three years, was responding to a hard-hitting letter Ramaphosa sent [...]
©- - 28 august 2020 - 17:23:38 - thread Politics (326 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Mmusi Maimane, the former leader of the official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA), is planning to change South Africa’s political landscape in 2020. Maimane, who resigned from the DA following a high-profile fallout last year, plans to spend the next few months talking to South Africans [...]
©- - 08 january 2020 - 14:17:17 - thread Politics (163 words)


Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Delegates to the 5th congress, held from December 27 to 30 in Kintélé, a northern suburb of the Congolese capital, have elected Pierre Moussa as new secretary general of the Congolese Labor Party (PCT-Pau power), replacing Pierre Ngolo, the current president of the Congolese Senate. The appointment [...]
©- - 31 december 2019 - 13:26:48 - thread Politics (212 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - A new political party, Tahya Tounes or  'Vive la Tunisie', formed by Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed, was officially registered on Monday, bringing to 217 the number of recognised parties in Tunisia. On 27 January, supporters of the Prime Minister announced the pending creation of a political [...]
©- - 05 march 2019 - 13:21:39 - thread Politics (314 words)


Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – About 15 dormant political parties are under threat of being dissolved in Burundi as the next elections approach in 2015. In a letter, the Burundian Interior Ministry has asked the Supreme Court to apply article 69 of the law governing political parties and dissolve 15 of them [...]
©- - 09 january 2014 - 20:37:58 - thread Politics (183 words)