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ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Tsvangirai, Mujuru to Challenge Mugabe

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Tsvangirai, Mujuru to Challenge Mugabe

Morgan Tsvangirai and Joice Mujuru would seek to form coalition government to bring political change. President Robert Mugabe has run Zimbabwe since 1980.

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO POLITICS: Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO POLITICS: Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo

United Nations-backed ICC sentenced ex-Congolese Vice-President, Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, to another year in prison and about $325,000 in fines.

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AFRICA POLITICS: All Africa Trade Delegates to U.S. Denied Visas

AFRICA POLITICS: All Africa Trade Delegates to U.S. Denied Visas

Mary Flowers: “We experience it over and over and over, and the people being rejected are legitimate business people with ties to the continent.”

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NIGERIA POLITICS: 97 Nigerians Deported By South Africa

NIGERIA POLITICS: 97 Nigerians Deported By South Africa

“They (Nigerians) have been arbitrarily raided … More (deportations) will likely follow,” said Dabiri-Erewa, adding that drug offenders among those sent back had been handed over to the Nigerian police.

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ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Court Rejects Case Against Mugabe

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Court Rejects Case Against Mugabe

Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court dismissed case against President Robert Mugabe lodged by an activist who accused Mugabe of violating the southern African country’s supreme law during protests last year.

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MOROCCO POLITICS: African Union Re-Admits Morocco

MOROCCO POLITICS: African Union Re-Admits Morocco

Morocco was readmitted into the African Union after a 33-year absence, despite resistance from several member states over the status of Western Sahara.

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AFRICA POLITICS: ‘US Travel Ban Heralds ‘Turbulent Times’ For Africa’: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

AFRICA POLITICS: ‘US Travel Ban Heralds ‘Turbulent Times’ For Africa’: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma spoke after U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive order halted travel by people with passports from Libya, Somalia, Sudan and four other Middle East nations for 90 days, and stopped refugee resettlement for 120 days.

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USA POLITICS: ICC Calls On Supporters to Rally If Trump Withdraws Backing

USA POLITICS: ICC Calls On Supporters to Rally If Trump Withdraws Backing

While the US does not directly fund International Criminal Court ICC, Fatou Bensouda said losing U.S. cooperation to capture indictees would deal a blow.

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GAMBIA POLITICS: Yahya Jammeh Finally Disappears Into Exile

GAMBIA POLITICS: Yahya Jammeh Finally Disappears Into Exile

Gambia’s former leader Yahya Jammeh on Saturday flew into exile in Equatorial Guinea after stepping down under pressure from West African nations to accept that he lost a December election to President Adama Barrow, mediators said.

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TANZANIA POLITICS: Magufuli Sacks Head Of TANESCO Over Tariff Hike

TANZANIA POLITICS: Magufuli Sacks Head Of TANESCO Over Tariff Hike

Tanzanian President John Magufuli’s office announced the sacking of TANESCO’s managing director Felchesmi Mramba in a statement.

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO POLITICS: Opposition Demonstration Blocked

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO POLITICS: Opposition Demonstration Blocked

Authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo blocked opposition demonstration in the capital aimed at putting pressure on President Kabila to step down.

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UK POLITICS: John Hawkins Biography And Profile

UK POLITICS: John Hawkins Biography And Profile

John Hawkins was England first slave trader. 1562 he violently kidnapped 400 Africans and traded them in West Indies. Read John Hawkins Biography & Profile.

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IVORY COAST POLITICS: Alassane Ouattara Enacts New Constitution

IVORY COAST POLITICS: Alassane Ouattara Enacts New Constitution

“The promises of the Third Republic are the promises of peace, stability, equality and modernity,” President Alassane Ouattara said after signing the text.

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AFRICA: African States Fleeing International Criminal Court

AFRICA: African States Fleeing International Criminal Court

South Africa, key backer of ICC, says it could no longer tolerate ICC denial of immunity to sitting leaders, thus the departure gates have been flung open.

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USA: Florida: Felons Disenfranchised May Sap Votes For Democrats

USA: Florida: Felons Disenfranchised May Sap Votes For Democrats

Felons have been disenfranchised in Florida since 1868, although they can seek clemency to restore their voting rights.

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USA: White House Plans Community-Based Prevention Of Violent Ideologies

USA: White House Plans Community-Based Prevention Of Violent Ideologies

“Successful efforts to counter violent extremism are, in large part, predicated on trust,” the policy states.

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GHANA: Because Of Gandhi’s ‘Alleged Racism’ Ghana To Remove His Statue

GHANA: Because Of Gandhi’s ‘Alleged Racism’ Ghana To Remove His Statue

Historians say Gandhi himself was no believer in equality between races, at least not earlier in his career.

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NIGERIA: 2016 Ibrahim Index Of African Governance: Nigeria In #36

NIGERIA: 2016 Ibrahim Index Of African Governance: Nigeria In #36

The index is now in 10th year and has published this year’s table along with figures showing how countries have fared over the decade measured (2006-2015).

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USA: UN Says, US Owes African Americans Reparations Over Slavery

USA: UN Says, US Owes African Americans Reparations Over Slavery

“There has been no real commitment to reparations and to truth and reconciliation for people of African descent,” UN experts report said.

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ZIMBABWE: Mugabe Threatens To Pull Africa Out Of UN

ZIMBABWE: Mugabe Threatens To Pull Africa Out Of UN

Robert Mugabe has claimed that African countries along with other nations from other regions such as Asia are prepared to pull out of the United Nations and form their own splinter Union.

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