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Zimbabwe bids farewell to opposition hero Tsvangirai

Chivhu - Thousands of Zimbabweans gathered Tuesday to bid a final farewell to opposition veteran Morgan Tsvangirai who was one of Africa's most globally admired politicians and lived to see the fall of his political nemesis Robert Mugabe.

Ex-Caracas mayor calls for Venezuela 'intervention'

Geneva - The exiled former mayor of Caracas told AFP Tuesday that the time for diplomacy in Venezuela is over, as he urged the international community to intervene on behalf of a suffering population.

Talks open in Togo between government and opposition

Lom - Long-awaited talks between Togo's government and the opposition began on Monday to try to end a six-month political stand-off that has seen thousands take to the streets in almost weekly protests against the ruling party.

Zimbabwe remembers Tsvangirai, the 'doyen of democracy'

Harare - Thousands of Zimbabweans and foreign mourners took to the streets of Harare Monday to pay tribute to Zimbabwe's iconic opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai who died after a battle with cancer.

Zimbabwe president hails late opposition hero Tsvangirai, urges unity

Harare - Zimbabwe’s president on Sunday praised opposition icon Morgan Tsvangirai who died last week as an outstanding political figure who had endured political hardship and deserved his place in the country's history.

Hundreds throng airport as Zimbabwe opposition leader's body flown in

Harare - Hundreds thronged Zimbabwe’s main airport Saturday as the body of opposition icon Morgan Tsvangirai, who died of cancer in neighbouring South Africa, arrived home for burial.

Zimbabwe opposition risks split after leader's death

Harare - Zimbabwe's main opposition party is facing the threat of damaging splits just months before a historic election, as feuding erupts after the death on Wednesday of its leader Morgan Tsvangirai.

Ethiopian PM departure brings no change, opposition says

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia's opposition reacted cautiously on Friday a day after the surprise resignation of the prime minister, warning it did not herald real change since the ruling party remains in power.

Tanzanian opposition politician 'murdered'

Nairobi - A local leader of the main Tanzanian opposition party has been found beaten to death after men bundled him into a car, party chairman Freeman Mbowe said Wednesday.

Kremlin critic says top Russian official vacationed with tycoon

Moscow - A video published online by Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny alleging that an influential Russian deputy prime minister enjoyed lavish hospitality from a billionaire tycoon went viral on Friday, receiving more than 2 million views.

Family demands 'truth' about killing of Tunisian opposition leader

Tunis - The family of slain Tunisian opposition leader Chokri Belaid on Tuesday demanded the "whole truth" about his killing, five years after it sparked a political crisis as the country struggled towards democracy.

Cambodia opposition leader denied bail in court appearance

Phnom Penh - Cambodia's opposition leader Kem Sokha was denied bail by a court Thursday, his lawyer said, in the politician's first appearance since being spirited away to a remote jail on treason charges five months ago.

Egypt opposition urges boycott of presidential election

Cairo - Opposition parties and figures in Egypt called Tuesday for a boycott of the March presidential election in which incumbent Abdel Fattah al-Sisi looks set to romp to victory.

Navalny's aides held after broadcasting anti-Putin rallies

Moscow - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Tuesday that his main spokespeople were arrested after hosting a live broadcast covering rallies against President Vladimir Putin's expected re-election in March polls.

Kenya opposition leader Odinga has himself sworn in as 'president'

Nairobi - Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga held a mock inauguration Tuesday in front of thousands of supporters, as the government sparked outrage by shutting down key media broadcasters covering the event.

Kenya opposition supporters gather for Odinga 'swearing-in'

Nairobi - Supporters of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga gathered in Nairobi Tuesday ahead of a ceremony to swear him in as an alternative president, three months after he claims an election was stolen from him.

Russia police break into Navalny's offices using a saw

Moscow - Russian police on Sunday broke into the Moscow headquarters of top opposition leader Alexei Navalny using a saw, and detained several members of his team, his aides said.

Navalny freed after thousands rally against Putin and 'pseudo-polls'

Moscow - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been freed after a brief spell in police detention in Moscow as thousands rallied against a March election expected to extend Vladimir Putin's Kremlin term.

Putin's arch-foe presses case against Russia in European court

Strasbourg - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny took his battle with President Vladimir Putin back to Europe's top rights court Wednesday, complaining of his repeated arrests ahead of elections in March.

Putin arch-foe presses case against Russia in European court

Strasbourg - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny took his battle with President Vladimir Putin back to Europe's top rights court Wednesday, complaining of his repeated arrests ahead of elections in March.

Russia orders closure of Navalny campaign fund

Moscow - Top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on Monday suffered a new blow in his bid to convince Russians to boycott March presidential polls when a court ordered the closure of the foundation behind his political activities.

Gabon opposition leader prevented from flying to France

Libreville - Gabon opposition leader Jean Ping was prevented from taking a flight to France late Saturday by security forces who said he needed to stay over a judicial matter, he told AFP.

Gabon opposition leader prevented from flying to France

Libreville - Gabon opposition leader Jean Ping was on Saturday prevented by the security forces from taking a flight to France over a judicial matter, he told AFP.

Syrian opposition wants US to weigh in and counter Russia

New York - Syria's opposition is hoping to persuade the US administration this week to throw its weight behind UN-led peace talks and counter Russia's bid to set up a parallel track, its lead negotiator said Tuesday.

Zimbabwe opposition leader signals leadership change

Harare - Zimbabwe's main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai on Monday signalled a coming change of leadership in his party following the removal of long-time ruler Robert Mugabe, saying it was time a new generation took over.

The People's Mojahedin: exiled Iranian opposition

Paris - The People's Mojahedin (PMOI) is an Iranian opposition movement in exile that has been battling the Tehran government since the 1960s.

Venezuela opposition aims to unify behind one candidate in 2018 poll

Caracas - Venezuela's fractured opposition said Friday it planned to drop competing agendas to unify behind a single candidate in the 2018 presidential elections in which leader Nicolas Maduro is seeking a new mandate."We promise to boost our unity...

Russia rejects concern over election ban on opposition leader

Moscow - Russia on Tuesday rejected concerns that the decision to bar opposition leader Alexei Navalny from running against President Vladimir Putin in a March election could undermine the vote's legitimacy.

Russia defends opposition leader's election ban

Moscow - The Kremlin on Tuesday rejected concerns that its decision to ban opposition leader Alexei Navalny from running against President Vladimir Putin in a March election could undermine the vote's legitimacy.

Thousands of Russians endorse Navalny to challenge Putin in March vote

Moscow - More than 15,000 Russians on Sunday endorsed the candidacy of Alexei Navalny, seen as the only Russian opposition leader who stands a fighting chance of challenging President Vladimir Putin in a March vote.
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