Opposition protesters in South Africa’s capital urge Zuma to quit

By Ed Stoddard PRETORIA, Apr 12 : Several thousand people gathered in South Africa’s capital today to protest against President Jacob Zuma following a much-criticised cabinet reshuffle, days after the opposition called countrywide marches to demand his resignation. The protesters plan to march through the city’s streets to hold a rally at a field outside […]

Conservatives attack proposed US border tax

By David Morgan WASHINGTON, Apr 6 : Conservative activist groups that generally support Republicans but oppose a pro-export, anti-import Republican tax proposal, released a study on Thursday estimating its impact on individual U.S. states, underscoring the party’s division over taxes. With taxes at the top of Republican priorities, the two groups, backed by the wealthy […]

Cambodia’s opposition leader loses key role ahead of elections

By Prak Chan Thul PHNOM PENH, Jan 31 : Cambodia’s parliament stripped the main opposition leader of a key role today, further weakening veteran Prime Minister Hun Sen’s opponents ahead of elections. Kem Sokha, deputy leader of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), had held the minority leader status under a 2014 agreement to end […]

Swedish opposition party launches budget bid to bring down government

By Johan Sennero STOCKHOLM, Jan 19 : Sweden’s Moderate party today called for the four parties of the centre-right opposition to put forward a common budget, which would effectively bring down the coalition government if supported by the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats. Mainstream politicians have so far refused to have anything to do with the Sweden […]

Poland’s anti-government protest leader deals blow to opposition

By Lidia Kelly WARSAW, Jan 5 : The leader of Poland’s anti-government protest movement acknowledged today taking money from the organisation, dealing a blow to the parliamentary opposition, but he said the funds were for contract work he had carried out. The ruling conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party urged the opposition to cut ties […]

Opposition leads protest against Zuma in South Africa’s capital

By TJ Strydom and Mfuneko Toyana PRETORIA, Nov 2 : South African opposition parties, civic groups, unions and businesses marched in the capital Pretoria today in a protest against President Jacob Zuma and a string of scandals linked to him. Hundreds of people gathered at various points in the city. Some chanted outside a court […]