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In South Africa, ousted president speaks his mind on Twitter

He’s back.

Tarnished by scandal, former South African president Jacob Zuma resigned in February after his own ruling party turned against him. Then old corruption charges against him were reinstated, seemingly sealing his downfall.

But now Zuma has ramped up his profile, popping up on Twitter in a robust pushback against his many critics. Some backers reportedly nominated him for a seat in parliament after elections in 2019.

For now, 76-year-old Zuma appears focused on rehabilitating his image and paying legal fees. Yet his continuing appeal to a staunch base of supporters, mainly in his home province of KwaZulu-Natal, reflects conflicted attitudes in South Africa, where many say the former leader dragged down the country with him. Further, Zuma personifies the divisions and…

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Belize PM changes his mind about stepping down

Prime Minister Dean Barrow, who had indicated his intention to step down from office before the end of his current five year term, has now decided to stay on, at least, until 2020.

According to an official statement, the matter was discussed at the Cabinet meeting on Tuesday with the “current trajectory” of the ruling United Democratic Party (UDP) “heading towards the 2020 general elections.”

In May this year, Prime Minister Barrow said the UDP had agreed to a timetable for the leadership succession

“We are going to start with constituency conventions in November.  Again, we want to give the re-registration process a chance to kick in and we should be finished with those conventions by end of January [or] early February next year,” he said then.

“I should…

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Africa State of Mind with Lee Kasumba: On covering African stories

In this podcast series, Ugandan radio and TV presenter, writer and singer, Lee Kasumba speaks to some of the brilliant minds in Africa who are doing extraordinary things on the continent.

Putting Africa in the limelight, Kasumba speaks CNN’s Senior International Correspondent Nima Elbagir about covering African stories and being the journalist responsible for breaking CNN’s exclusive investigation of African migrants sold in underground slave markets across Libya.

This is probably one of the best conversations I’ve ever had in my professional career

Lee Kasumba, Africa State of Mind Host

Nima touches on why she felt that there seemed to be more of international outrage when news of the slave trade in Libya broke, challenges she faces as a female journalist…

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‘No one in in their right mind’

President Donald Trump cited a questionable poll at the NRA convention Friday as he celebrated his recent endorsement from rapper Kanye West. Trump’s support among people of color has been significantly lower than previous Republicans before him.

“Kanye West must have some power because you probably have saw I doubled my African-American poll numbers. It went from 11 to 22 in one week,” he told the crowd. “Thank you, Kanye!”

Trump lost the African American vote with 8 percent compared to opponent Hillary Clinton’s 89 percent. Now, Trump somehow decided that number expanded to 11 percent. Now, he’s citing a poll claiming it has doubled thanks to West. The poll, however, surveyed a very small sample of people who volunteered to answer the poll.

The Reuters/Ipsos poll showed…

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