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South Africa: Zuma Grilled During Question And Answer Session

AFRICANGLOBE - President, Jacob Zuma says he has already answered the "pay back the money" question in terms of Nkandla. Zuma was responding to a written question by EFF leader Julius Malema in South Africa's National Assembly on Thursday.

Steer Clear Of Gay Agenda During Visit, Kenyan Leaders Warn Obama

AFRICANGLOBE - Kenya's National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi and four lawmakers have cautioned US President Barack Obama against asking Kenya to embrace same-sex marriages. Assembly Speaker Kariuki Mate said on Monday that gay unions were against the African culture and would not be entertained in Kenya.

Julius Malema Gets An Apology From Degenerate ANC Speaker

AFRICANGLOBE - The speaker of South Africa's national assembly, Baleka Mbete has apologised to opposition, Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader, Julius Malema after she called him a cockroach. Malema accepted the apology from Mbete, who doubles as the ruling ANC chairperson.

EFF MPs Beaten Up In Parliament: Malema

AFRICANGLOBE - Most of the EFF MPs removed from the National Assembly during President Jacob Zuma's eighth State of the Nation Address were beaten up, party leader Julius Malema said on Friday. “We were face down... we were assaulted up until we went into the main corridor of Parliament,” Malema said at a press conference in Cape Town.

Nigeria Says Shell Should Pay $4 bln For 2011 Oil Spill

AFRICANGLOBE - Nigeria's National Assembly said on Wednesday oil major Shell should pay $3.96 billion for a 2011 spill at its offshore Bonga oilfield in the latest assessment of damage to the environment. The non-binding decision comes after years of analysis by various Nigerian state agencies, which have proposed a range of fines as high as $11.5 billion.

South Africans Concerned Over ‘Unruly’ National Assembly

AFRICANGLOBE - Earlier this month, police were called into the assembly after an opposition lawmaker called President Jacob Zuma a "thief." He had been protesting a parliamentary decision to clear the president of any blame for spending some 246 million rand worth of public funds to renovate his country estate.

Chaos Inside South Africa’s Parliament

AFRICANGLOBE - The pandemonium began shortly after 2pm and was reminiscent of the heckling Zuma faced on August 21 when the EFF shouted "pay back the money" at him in reference to Madonsela's finding that Jacob Zuma was liable to reimburse the state a portion of the R246 million spent on his mansion.

War On Democracy: Malema Kicked Out Of S.A. Parliament Again

AFRICANGLOBE - EFF leader Julius Malema and his Chief Whip Floyd Shivambu were ordered to leave South Africa's National Assembly on Wednesday after accusing Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa of "murdering" 34 Marikana mineworkers.

Gambia Passes Bill On ‘Aggravated Homosexuality’

AFRICANGLOBE - Gambia's national assembly has passed a bill to introduce the crime of aggravated homosexuality into the criminal code and make it punishable by life imprisonment in some cases, according to a copy of the bill.

South Africa And The Julius Malema Show

AFRICANGLOBE - Love him or hate him, Malema has, by some distance, defined the discussion emanating from our fifth democratic Parliament. And, never mind the opposition, one could go so far as to say he has forced even the African National Congress (ANC) to respond and behave on his terms.

How Long Will The ANC Put Up With Jacob Zuma?

AFRICANGLOBE - As an honorary pastor, Jacob Zuma should long ago have taken heed of that biblical injunction in Galatians VI that, “As ye sow, so shall ye reap.” Zuma has become a huge burden on the ANC. It has already cost it a number of seats in Parliament and the provincial legislatures. Now, with Zuma’s ratings plunging, it is set to suffer a veritable haemorrhage in the local government elections in 20 months’ time. Hundreds of ANC grassroots mayors and councillors stand to lose their jobs. I smell a grassroots revolt in the offing and venture to predict that Zuma will be gone before those elections.

Kenya Parliament Votes to Withdraw From International Criminal Court

AFRICANGLOBE - Kenya's parliament has voted to back a call for the government to pull out of the International Criminal Court, where the country's president and his deputy are facing trial for crimes against humanity.

Kenya Discuss Plans to Pull Out of the International Criminal Court

AFRICANGLOBE - Members of Kenya's Parliament has been recalled to parliament to discuss the International Criminal Court (ICC) cases against President Uhuru Kenyatta, Deputy President William Ruto and journalist Joshua arap Sang.

Motion of No Confidence Tabled Against Zuma in S. African Parliament

Leader of the opposition Lindiwe Mazibuko tabled a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma in the National Assembly on Thursday afternoon. The motion...

A Plot to Kill Nigeria’s Economy

The National Assembly may be crossing the Rubicon by amending the Central Bank of Nigeria Act 2007. But if the views of other stakeholders...

South Africa Officially a Global Leisure Destination

South Africa's status as a premier global leisure destination is now firmly established, the country's tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk said on Tuesday. "We have...