Wednesday, 21 November 2018

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  • Madagascar election result to be challenged

    Madagascar election result to be challenged

    Madagascar’s presidential election result is likely to face stiff legal challenges, following accusations of electoral fraud and corruption against the electoral body. AFP says app ...

  • Egypt and Ethiopia to discuss Nile dam difference

    Egypt and Ethiopia to discuss Nile dam difference

    Egypt said on Sunday it would hold talks with Ethiopia in the next two weeks to iron out differences over an Ethiopian dam on the River Nile that Cairo sees as a threat to its wate ...

  • One year after the fall of Robert Mugabe

    One year after the fall of Robert Mugabe

    As Zimbabwe marks a year since the dramatic events which led to the departure of long-time leader Robert Mugabe, Makamba Online looks at the key events and changes in the post Muga ...

  • Eritrea step forward as UN sanctions lifted

    Eritrea step forward as UN sanctions lifted

    The UN Security Council has unanimously agreed to lift sanctions against Eritrea after nine years. An arms embargo, asset freeze, and travel ban were imposed in 2009 amid claims Er ...

Gambia probes human rights abuses of Jammeh’s regime

Gambia probes human rights abuses of Jammeh’s regime

The Gambia has launched a truth and reconciliation commission to shed light on human rights violations and abuses carried out during the reign of former president Yahya Jammeh, in ...

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Ethiopia’s PM appoints women to half of cabinet posts

Ethiopia’s PM appoints women to half of cabinet posts

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has appointed the country's first female defence minister in a new cabinet in which half the posts are taken up by women. Aisha Mohammed, from ...

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Theresa May wants cabinet unity ahead of EU summit – Brexit

Theresa May wants cabinet unity ahead of EU summit – Brexit

Theresa May is attempting to get her top team to unite behind her as Brexit talks enter a crucial phase. The prime minister briefed the cabinet earlier on her efforts to unblock t ...

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Bring Back Our Girls founder to run for president

Bring Back Our Girls founder to run for president

Oby Ezekwesili, the co-founder of a group campaigning for the release of more than 200 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014, has announced that she will run for president in Nige ...

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Namibia to consider land expropriation

Namibia to consider land expropriation

Namibian President Hage Geingob says the southern African country should give “careful consideration” to expropriating land because the principle of having willing buyers and sell ...

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ANC Women’s league backs castration for rapists – SA

ANC Women’s league backs castration for rapists – SA

The influential women's league of South Africa's governing ANC has called for the castration of convicted rapists. It quotes a statement from the league's president Meokgo Matuba. ...

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Thousands flee ethnic war in western Ethiopia

Thousands flee ethnic war in western Ethiopia

Fighting between rival ethnic groups in western Ethiopia has displaced 70,000 people, the UN says, with more than 40 killed according to local media. Violence erupted on Friday af ...

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Zimbabwe fast-tracks arrears clearance

Zimbabwe fast-tracks arrears clearance

Zimbabwe is pressing ahead with the process of re-engaging international partners and creditors as it seeks to clear its arrears on the external debt, Finance and Economic Develop ...

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Akon plans solar investments to support Sierra Leone’s smart president

Akon plans solar investments to support Sierra Leone’s smart president

Senegal’s international music star Akon is planning a solar investment programme for Sierra Leone as part of plans to support the government of President Julius Maada Bio. Akon, r ...

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US and Canada reach new trade deal to replace NAFTA

US and Canada reach new trade deal to replace NAFTA

The US and Canada have reached a new trade deal, along with Mexico, to replace the current North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Relations between US President Donald Trump ...

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