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DRC opposition leader Moise Katumbi ends life in exile

DRC opposition leader Moise Katumbi ends life in exile

Democratic Republic of Congo’s opposition leader Moise Katumbi, who has been in exile for the last three years, arrived in Lubumbashi on Monday, local media reported. Katumbi was ...

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Malawi presidential candidates hold final rallies ahead of elections on Tuesday

Malawi presidential candidates hold final rallies ahead of elections on Tuesday

Malawian President Peter Mutharika, made a final plea to voters on Saturday, promising to develop the country “beyond recognition” if he wins next week’s election. Mutharika, who ...

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Ethiopia PM raises over $25 million to beautify Addis Ababa

Ethiopia PM raises over $25 million to beautify Addis Ababa

A fundraising effort aimed at beautifying the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, has raked in over $25 million dollars from a section of the project supporters. PM Abiy Ahmed’s offic ...

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South Africa elections – ANC wins vote, loses seats; 14 parties secure seats

South Africa elections – ANC wins vote, loses seats; 14 parties secure seats

The ruling ANC as widely expected took a strong lead with the DA and EFF trailing. Voters elected lawmakers in a process that will ultimately lead to the choosing of a president b ...

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South Africa’s political parties make promises ahead of election eve

South Africa’s political parties make promises ahead of election eve

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) will kick-start the economy and deal with corruption, it vowed on Sunday, three days before elections at which its overwhelmi ...

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Cyclone Kenneth leaves trace of destruction in northern Mozambique

Cyclone Kenneth leaves trace of destruction in northern Mozambique

Thousands of people are still living in tents after the devastating Cyclone Kenneth swept through Ibo Island in northern Mozambique. The cyclone that hit the region on April 25 ha ...

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Zimbabwe celebrates 39th independence

Zimbabwe celebrates 39th independence

This Thursday, Zimbabwe's president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, will preside over the country's 39th independence celebrations, an event that comes as his government is promising to part ...

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SA retail sales up by 1.1%

SA retail sales up by 1.1%

South African retail sales rose 1.1 percent year on year in February after rising by 1.2 percent in January, Statistics South Africa said on Wednesday. On a month-on-month basis, ...

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Ex-President Omar al-Bashir moved to prison

Ex-President Omar al-Bashir moved to prison

Sudan's former President Omar al-Bashir has been moved to Kobar maximum security prison, days after he was deposed in a military coup. Reports say the ex-leader has until now been ...

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Tanzania promises to review draconian media law

Tanzania promises to review draconian media law

Tanzania has given the clearest indication that it will reconsider harsh laws that have seen the media landscape shrink under the President John Magufuli government. The admission ...

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