Cyril Ramaphosa, ANC leader and South Africa’s deputy president: will be the ANC’s candidate for the presidency in the next election. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

African National Congress leader Cyril Ramaphosa has described talks with South African president Jacob Zuma as “constructive”, as the nation holds it(...)

Supporters of African National Congress deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa chant slogans outside the party headquarters in Johannesburg on Monday. Photograph: Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images

South African president Jacob Zuma’s political future could be decided on Wednesday at a special sitting of the ruling party’s national executive comm(...)

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon: described financial analysis as more detailed than any analysis published by Theresa May’s government. Photograph: John Linton/PA Wire

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon has called on the British government to abandon its red lines on Brexit, warning that leaving the single mark(...)

Bex Bailey (25), a former member of Labour’s ruling National Executive Committee, was 19 at the time of the attack. Photograph: Twitter

The British Labour Party is launching an independent investigation after an activist said she was raped by a senior party figure six years ago and dis(...)

Jacob Zuma’s presidency has been plagued by accusations of corruption. File photograph: Luigi Guerciagian/Getty Imagaes

South Africa’s scandal-plagued president Jacob Zuma has survived a move by some members of his party to hold a no-confidence motion against him, loca(...)

Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn  with deputy leader Tom Watson:  when deputy leader  Watson praised Labour’s achievements under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, it was interpreted as a frontal attack on Corbyn. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA

Among the marital metaphors used to describe the current state of the Labour Party during its conference in Liverpool on Wednesday, the most common wa(...)

Jeremy Corbyn, seen here during a Bloomberg television interview, is set to retain the leadership of the British Labour Party this week after a divisive and bitter election campaign. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Labour MPs could regain the right to elect the shadow cabinet under a proposal to be considered on Tuesday by the National Executive Committee, the pa(...)

File photo of Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn (left) with deputy leader Tom Watson as Corbyn has directly attacked Watson over his claims that “Trotsky entryists” are manipulating young party members to boost support for the Labour leader. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA

Jeremy Corbyn has directly attacked his elected deputy Tom Watson over his claims that “Trotsky entryists” are manipulating young party members to boo(...)

Ukip’s national executive committee disqualified Farage’s favourite, North-West MEP Steven Woolfe, because he missed the nomination deadline by 17 minutes. File photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

The first member of Ukip I ever met was Colin Merton, who lived at the Savile Club in Mayfair for many years, and was run over and killed by a milk fl(...)

British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn following the result of the High Court challenge over Labour’s leadership contest in London. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Jeremy Corbyn has denounced a legal bid to block him from standing in the Labour leadership election as “a waste of time and resources” after it was r(...)

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