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Zimbabwe president defends fuel hike, calls for national dialogue

Zimbabwe president defends fuel hike, calls for national dialogue

Zimbabwe president Emmerson Mnangagwa has spoken for the first time after his forced return to the country in the wake of violent protests through last week. The president in his ...

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South Sudan starts repairs of war damaged oil wells

South Sudan starts repairs of war damaged oil wells

South Sudan has begun to repair and pump oil from wells damaged during the civil war which broke out in 2013, news agency Reuters reports. The country, which gained independence f ...

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DRC Con Court validates Tshisekedi win

DRC Con Court validates Tshisekedi win

The Constitutional Court in the DRC capital Kinshasa on Sunday ruled on the poll petition brought by Martin Fayulu; throwing it out as one without basis. The decision confirmed th ...

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President Museveni orders ban on sports betting in Uganda

President Museveni orders ban on sports betting in Uganda

President of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, has ordered a ban on sports betting in the East African country, a minister has disclosed over the weekend. State Minister of Finance ...

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Senegal denies key opposition candidates from presidential race

Senegal denies key opposition candidates from presidential race

Senegal’s two best known opposition figures have been barred from running in presidential elections next month, the Constitutional Council said on Monday, increasing President Mac ...

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AU calls for calm amid DRC election results as EU takes note of disputes

AU calls for calm amid DRC election results as EU takes note of disputes

The African Union, AU, and European Union, EU, have reacted differently to the release of provisional presidential results in the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC. Whiles the AU ...

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US orders Kagame to stop human rights injustice

US orders Kagame to stop human rights injustice

A group of US Congress members have called on the Rwandan government to drop charges against Diane Rwigara, a government critic who is facing up to 22 years in prison on charges o ...

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Tanzania prefers Chinese help

Tanzania prefers Chinese help

Tanzanian President John Magufuli, who has been threatened by review of relations by the country’s allies over human rights concerns, said on Tuesday he prefers assistance from Ch ...

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Algeria signs $6 billion deal with China to build phosphate plant

Algeria signs $6 billion deal with China to build phosphate plant

Algeria signed a $6 billion deal with China on Monday to build a phosphate plant in the region of Tebessa. “The plant will come online in 2022, and it will create 3,000 jobs,” Abd ...

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MTN hit with $1.8m fine by Ghana

MTN hit with $1.8m fine by Ghana

South African-based multinational telecoms company MTN has been hit with a $1.8million fine for poor service in Ghana, the country's clean-up authority of non-compliance among all ...

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