Category: ruling

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Q&A: ‘This is a combat among Iran’s ruling factions’

Nationwide anti-government protests have left nearly two dozen people dead and hundreds of others arrested across Iran. Erupting amid growing public discontent over widespread unemployment and economic inequality, the protests have taken on an anti-government message and new calls for mass rallies were heard this week. For its part, the Iranian state mobilised thousands of supporters…

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Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa requires solidarity in ruling safe collectively

Harare, Zimbabwe – Zimbabwe’s newly appointed president has called for the country’s ruling party to protect itself against factional divisions after tension within ZANU-PF reached its peak last month just before the resignation of longtime leader Robert Mugabe. Addressing delegates at a special extraordinary congress on Friday, Emmerson Mnangagwa urged ZANU-PF party members to remain vigilant against internal…