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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO POLITICS: 40 Police Officers Decapitated By Kamuina Nsapu

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO POLITICS: 40 Police Officers Decapitated By Kamuina Nsapu

Kamuina Nsapu militants struck as police convoy drove from Tshikapa in Kasai province to Kananga, said Francois Madila Kalamba speaker of Kasai assembly.

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EGYPT POLITICS: Hosni Mubarak Gains His Freedom

EGYPT POLITICS: Hosni Mubarak Gains His Freedom

“Yes, he is now in his home in Heliopolis,” Mubarak’s lawyer, Farid El Deeb told Reuters when asked if Mubarak had left Maadi Military hospital in southern Cairo where he had been detained.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Saraki, Magu and the Phantom War on Corruption

NIGERIA POLITICS: Saraki, Magu and the Phantom War on Corruption

We cannot continue to have “Integrity-Challenged Charlatan” as head of anti-graft agency. To do that is to make nonsense of our war against corruption.

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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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NIGERIA POLITICS: 4,700 Homes Demolished By Police in Otodo-Gbame, Lagos

NIGERIA POLITICS: 4,700 Homes Demolished By Police in Otodo-Gbame, Lagos

“We don’t have any other place to go,” Celestine of Otodo-Gbame residents said. “We are a fisherman community and have been here for hundreds of years.”

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ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Opposition Parties Demand UN-Conducted Vote, Police Out in Force

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Opposition Parties Demand UN-Conducted Vote, Police Out in Force

Zimbabwe is due to hold its next presidential and parliamentary election by July 2018. Mugabe has been endorsed as the ruling party’s presidential candidate.

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GHANA POLITICS: Akufo-Addo’s Ministers Approved in Record Time

GHANA POLITICS: Akufo-Addo’s Ministers Approved in Record Time

MP said Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s first batch of 36 ministers were vetted and approved in record time.

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NAMIBIA POLITICS: Hage Geingob Biography

NAMIBIA POLITICS: Hage Geingob Biography

Hage G. Geingob was born 3 August 1941. He was the first Prime Minister after Namibia became independent 21 March 1990. Read Hage Geingob Biography.

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SOMALIA POLITICS: 26-Minister Cabinet Named By Hassan Ali Khaire

SOMALIA POLITICS: 26-Minister Cabinet Named By Hassan Ali Khaire

Hassan Ali Khaire, who was appointed to the post by President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed last month, read out his list of cabinet ministers to reporters.

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SOMALIA POLITICS: Hassan Ali Khaire Biography

SOMALIA POLITICS: Hassan Ali Khaire Biography

Hassan Ali Khaire was born 1967 in Somalia to Murusade tribe. Khaire speaks fluent Somali, Norwegian and English. Read Hassan Ali Khaire Biography.

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NAMIBIA POLITICS: Hage Geingob Calls For Land Expropriation

NAMIBIA POLITICS: Hage Geingob Calls For Land Expropriation

“If we are committed to achieving further economic growth and maintaining peace, then everyone should be open to new approaches,” said Hage Geingob.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Babangida Says ‘Two Party System Best Option For Nigerian Politics’

NIGERIA POLITICS: Babangida Says ‘Two Party System Best Option For Nigerian Politics’

General Babangida said his long time suggestion about the practice of a two party system was gradually coming to fore in the nation’s politics.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Ile Ife Crisis: Between Ethnic Conquest and the Glorification of “Yeyerity”

NIGERIA POLITICS: Ile Ife Crisis: Between Ethnic Conquest and the Glorification of “Yeyerity”

It is time for Nigerians to begin to speak up against selective application of our laws to issues based on some mundane considerations that only end up dragging us centuries backwards.

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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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RWANDA POLITICS: Frank Habineza Elected to Oppose Kagame in August Election

RWANDA POLITICS: Frank Habineza Elected to Oppose Kagame in August Election

“He (Kagame) has more money. He has been in power for 20 years. They have companies. We are not scared of that,” Frank Habineza added.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Supreme Court Will On Thursday Hear PDP’s Case

NIGERIA POLITICS: Supreme Court Will On Thursday Hear PDP’s Case

Supreme Court will in Abuja, hear the case filed by Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee of Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Trump’s ‘Irish Proverb’ Appears to Be Nigerian Poem

NIGERIA POLITICS: Trump’s ‘Irish Proverb’ Appears to Be Nigerian Poem

“Personally I am not so much into politics. I have heard a lot about Trump. Especially the fact that he victimized some of my people, some Muslims,” Alhassan, who is Muslim, said. Alhassan added that he didn’t have a personal opinion about Trump.

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BOTSWANA POLITICS: North West Violent Protests Shut Down Botswana Border

BOTSWANA POLITICS: North West Violent Protests Shut Down Botswana Border

ANC has itself to blame for the ongoing service-delivery protests, says the governing party’s alliance partner, the SA National Civic Organisation (Sanco).

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGON POLITICS: Government Forces Targeting Civilians, Denying Peacekeepers Access: U.N.

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGON POLITICS: Government Forces Targeting Civilians, Denying Peacekeepers Access: U.N.

Democratic Republic of Congo’s army is carrying out operations against the Kamuina Nsapu militia. Clashes between the military and the insurgents have killed hundreds of people and displaced hundreds of thousands since last August.

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SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: South Sudan Now World’s Fastest Growing Refugee Crisis: UNHCR

SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: South Sudan Now World’s Fastest Growing Refugee Crisis: UNHCR

“A famine produced by the vicious combination of fighting and drought is now driving the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis,” Babar Baloch UNHCR said.

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