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Zambia elections: Verification process completed, clergyman calls for peace

Zambia elections: Verification process completed, clergyman calls for peace

On August 11, the world will watch Zambia elections, Zambians will go to the polls to constitutionally elect a new president, parliament and local council representatives. In a st ...

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Voter registration starts in DRC ahead of upcoming elections

Voter registration starts in DRC ahead of upcoming elections

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s electoral commission has begun voter registration ahead of the country’s general elections. The electoral body started the registration which co ...

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UN Security Council approves deployment of police in Burundi

UN Security Council approves deployment of police in Burundi

The UN Security Council has authorised the deployment of a UN police force to Burundi to try to quell violence and human rights abuses in the country. The council backed a French- ...

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Tunisia to form new government in 10 days

Tunisia to form new government in 10 days

Tunisia will form a new government after lawmakers fired the prime minister in the latest clash in the struggle for political stability and economic growth in the birthplace of th ...

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Chad’s former president ordered to compensate victims

Chad’s former president ordered to compensate victims

Chad's former president Hissene Habre has been ordered to pay millions of dollars in compensation to victims of his crimes against humanity. In May, Hissene Habre was convicted of ...

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African farmers need crucial help for the coming season

African farmers need crucial help for the coming season

Twenty-three million farmers in drought-hit Southern Africa need urgent help to prepare for the next planting season with only a few weeks left before it begins, the UN Food and A ...

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A more affordable Uber in Nairobi

A more affordable Uber in Nairobi

More than one million trips have been made using Uber since its launch in Kenya’s capital in January 2015. Added together, that’s roughly eight million kilometres, or enough to go ...

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President Buhari launches new Abuja rail service

President Buhari launches new Abuja rail service

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has formally opened a new railway line on Wednesday. The railway links the capital Abuja with the northern city of Kaduna. The 186km (150 mile ...

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Zimbabwe to launch women’s bank

Zimbabwe to launch women’s bank

The government of Zimbabwe will soon launch a women’s bank that will provide financial support to small and medium enterprises run by women. The Ministry of Women’s Affairs, Gende ...

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South Africa zero growth rate: Its problems are largely homemade

South Africa zero growth rate: Its problems are largely homemade

South Africa’s Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago has forecast zero percent growth for 2016, 1.5% in 2017 and 1.7% in 2018. This spells disaster for the country, particularly ...

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