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Ex-Catalan leader claims win for separatist bloc

Ex-Catalan leader claims win for separatist bloc

Disputed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has declared victory for the pro-independence bloc in the regional election. Although the anti-separatist Citizens Party won the most seats with 37, the pro-independence bloc of parties won a larger number combined. Mr...
Ramaphosa named as new ANC leader

Ramaphosa named as new ANC leader

Cyril Ramaphosa has been chosen to succeed President Jacob Zuma as the leader of South Africa’s ruling party African National Congress (ANC). The 65-year-old narrowly beat Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma in a vote of party delegates and will be the ANC’s candidate...
S Africa's ANC picks Cyril Ramaphosa as leader

S Africa's ANC picks Cyril Ramaphosa as leader

S Africa’s ANC picks Cyril Ramaphosa as leader 18 December 2017 Image copyright Reuters Image caption Cyril Ramaphosa has spoken out strongly against state corruption South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) has selected Cyril Ramaphosa to...
South Africa's ANC party to vote for new leader

South Africa's ANC party to vote for new leader

South Africa’s ANC party to vote for new leader 17 December 2017 Image copyright Reuters/AFP Image caption The leading candidates in the race are Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa South Africa’s African National Congress (ANC) is set to vote on...
ANC gathers to choose leader to replace Jacob Zuma

ANC gathers to choose leader to replace Jacob Zuma

ANC gathers to choose leader to replace Jacob Zuma 16 December 2017 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat should advice should South Africa’s ruling party take on board? South Africa’s governing African National Congress (ANC) is...
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov 'ready to resign'

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov 'ready to resign'

Chechnya’s leader Ramzan Kadyrov has said he wants to quit because the responsibility of the job is too much for him. Speaking in a rare interview, he told how it is his “dream” to stand down from the Russian republic’s leadership. “Once...
Zimbabwe leader praises Mugabe in first address

Zimbabwe leader praises Mugabe in first address

Zimbabwe’s new president has praised Robert Mugabe in his inauguration speech – as he pledged to return the country to prosperity. Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn in – vowing to defend the constitution in front of tens of thousands of people at the...
The huge challenges facing Zimbabwe's next leader

The huge challenges facing Zimbabwe's next leader

To get under the skin of the problems facing the incoming Zimbabwean president, you need to get out of the big cities and into rural areas where the bulk of the population live. Many eke out an existence in this economically crippled nation. People like Olivia...
Murderous cult leader Charles Manson dies

Murderous cult leader Charles Manson dies

Former cult leader Charles Manson has died aged 83, say prison authorities in the US. Manson was behind the 1969 deaths of actress Sharon Tate and six others. He was taken to hospital last week in a serious condition and was reportedly being guarded by five police...
Catalan leader slams EU for backing 'coup'

Catalan leader slams EU for backing 'coup'

The disputed President of Catalonia has told a crowd of 200 mayors from the region that he will “defeat at the ballot box the Spanish government’s repression” of the region’s wish for independence. In his first public appearance since he was called before...
Cult leader arrested after triple murder

Cult leader arrested after triple murder

A polygamist and suspected cult leader wanted on paedophile charges has been arrested as part of a triple murder investigation. US national Orson William Black Jr was detained in the Mexican border state of Chihuahua over the weekend, alongside his four wives and 22...

Ousted Catalan leader hands himself in to police

Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four colleagues have handed themselves in to police in Belgium. The Brussels prosecutor’s office confirmed that the region’s former president and his sacked ministers surrendered after Spain issued a warrant for...

Spain issues EU arrest warrant for Catalan leader

A Spanish judge has issued European arrest warrants for ousted Catalan president Carles Puigdemont and four other separatist leaders. Mr Puigdemont and the four ex-members of his cabinet travelled to Belgium on Monday after being accused of rebellion, sedition and...
Judge 'orders arrest' of ousted Catalan leader

Judge 'orders arrest' of ousted Catalan leader

A Spanish judge has reportedly issued a European arrest warrant for Catalonia’s ousted leader and four of his former ministers. La Vanguardia reports that the order was made after Carles Puigdemont and members of his cabinet failed to comply with a summons...
Myanmar leader visits violence-hit district

Myanmar leader visits violence-hit district

Aung San Suu Kyi has visited areas of Myanmar hit by ethnic violence for the first time since hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims began fleeing the country. The Myanmar leader boarded a military helicopter at Sittwe, Rakhine state capital, and will travel to the...
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