Latest News February 12, 2016

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  • South Sudan: Kiir Re-Appoints Rival Machar as Deputy
    [VOA] South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has reappointed rival Riek Machar as vice president, in a move that appears aimed at ending a civil war that began more than two years ago.
  • Kenya: DP Ruto to Know Fate of ICC Case
    [Nation] Friday is Deputy President William Ruto’s moment of truth as the International Criminal Court delivers its decision on the use of recanted testimony at 6.30pm.
  • Uganda: New Poll Gives Museveni 53 Per Cent
    [Monitor] Kampala -Findings of a new opinion poll released yesterday put Yoweri Museveni, the NRM presidential candidate a head of his opponents in the 2016 presidential race, six days to the February 18 general election.
  • South Africa: Did Zuma Get His #SONA2016 Facts Straight?
    [Africa Check] South African President Jacob Zuma delivered his ninth State of the Nation address. Africa Check is fact checking the claims he made on health, energy, finance and water.
  • South Africa: Key Points Zuma Raised
    [News24Wire] After a rocky start to the State of the Nation address on Thursday night, President Jacob Zuma highlighted a few areas government needed to work on in 2016:
  • South Africa: Mr President, Why Do You Not Understand What We Are Going Through?
    [The Daily Vox] Let’s face it: the sad state of our nation cannot possibly be put down to the inappropriate behaviour, action or lack of it, of just one individual. Likewise, the economy of an entire country is far too complicated to blame only on the president.
  • South Africa: So Who Gave the Real State of the Nation Address Anyway?
    [The Daily Vox] It was the least surprising moment of the evening, the Economic Freedom Fighters were invited to leave the National Assembly on Thursday evening after repeatedly disrupting President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation Address. But if their departure was expected, and some might even say, carefully choreographed, then it was certainly a relief that there was no repeat of the same scenes that accompanied the EFF’s eviction from parliament during the 2015 State of the Nation address.
  • South Africa: Zuma's Speech 'A Failure to the Nation' – Analysts
    [News24Wire] Political analysts have described President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation speech as dull, ordinary and a failure to the nation.
  • South Africa: Curry Restaurant Uses 1996 Prices to Help Consumers
    [News24Wire] An iconic Durban curry house is putting their money where the mouths are, bringing back their prices from 1996 in response to the drought crippling the country.

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