Tuesday, 20 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 ...

South Africa: Local elections on tomorrow

South Africa: Local elections on tomorrow

Political parties in South Africa have until midnight Tuesday to persuade voters to make up their minds where to put their cross in tomorrow's elections, with the first day of spe ...

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Inspector General of police faces torture charges – Uganda

Inspector General of police faces torture charges – Uganda

Uganda’s Inspector General of Police, General Kale Kayihura, is expected to appear in the Makindye Chief Magistrate’s Court on August 10, to answer to charges of alleged torture. ...

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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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