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Emmerson Mnangagwa is a longtime ZANU-PF loyalist and hardliner who could prove as authoritarian as Mugabe
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Mnangagwa: Zimbabwe’s ‘Comeback Crocodile’

Emmerson Mnangagwa is well-placed to become the next leader of Zimbabwe, after his sacking as vice president triggered the military’s intervention and the fall of Robert Mugabe. On Sunday Mnangagwa was named as president of the ruling ZANU-PF party in place of Mugabe, putting him one step away from the […]

Mugabe met officials at State House in Harare
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Zimbabwe latest: Mugabe ‘resisting calls to resign’

Zimbabwe’s long-time President Robert Mugabe is reportedly refusing to step down immediately, despite growing calls for his resignation. The 93-year-old was put under house arrest during a military takeover on Wednesday, amid a power struggle over who would succeed him. There has been no official word on the outcome of […]

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Trump calls for an end to the Diversity Visa Lottery and chain migration

President Trump has called on Congress to immediately dismantle the State Department’s Diversity Visa Lottery program, through which authorities have said the suspected attacker, Sayfullo Saipov, came to the United States from Uzbekistan. “Diversity lottery — sounds nice. It’s not nice,” Trump told reporters at the White House during a […]

Soccer Star, George Weah casts his vote during presidential election in Liberia
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George Weah still leading in Liberia presidential election

Liberia’s National Election Commission says former international soccer star George Weah is still leading the presidential election with nearly three-quarters of the ballots counted. The commission on Saturday said Weah, candidate for the Congress for Democratic Change party, had just over 39 percent of the vote and Vice President Joseph […]

Osei Tutu II meets the Queen in 2000 CREDIT:  FIONA HANSON
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‘The Ashanti King gave me £350,000 and I took it to the bank in taxi,’ sacked bank official claims

To a Ghanaian King, handing someone a holdall stuffed with more than £350,000 to deposit in a bank might seem nothing out of the ordinary. Indeed, when Osei Tutu II, traditional ruler of the Kingdom of Ashanti, summoned Mark Arthur to his multimillion-pound residence in Henley-on-Thames and handed him a […]

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Trump congratulates African leaders for making his friends rich

President Donald Trump on Wednesday was met with silence when he congratulated the leaders of African countries on the continent’s economic progress, telling them, “I’ve so many friends going to your countries, trying to get rich. I congratulate you. They’re spending a lot of money.” Trump delivered the remark at […]

President Akufo-Addo with President Donald Trump
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When Akufo-Addo met Donald Trump

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, together with eight other African Heads of State,, on Wednesday, at the side-lines of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, held talks with the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, on US-African relations. The 8 Heads of State […]

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Kenya’s Supreme Court nullifies Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election

The Supreme Court has nullified the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta. A six-judge bench, by majority decision, on Friday found that the electoral commission failed to conduct the polls according to the Constitution and Elections Act. “Elections is not an event but an process. After considering the totality of the […]

The Togo unrest has resulted in at least 7 deaths
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ECOWAS leaders chastised for not condemning Togo unrest

Leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have been criticized for failing to condemn political unrests in Togo that has resulted in the death of seven persons and arrest of opposition members during Saturday’s protests. CAP 2015, the main opposition coalition and PNP, another opposition group, on […]

A woman sought cover Saturday as Kenyan police officers clashed with supporters of the opposition leader Raila Odinga in the Kibera neighborhood of Nairobi, the capital.
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Protests Rage On in Kenya After President Is Re-Elected

KISUMU, Kenya — The sun had barely risen, but protesters were already bracing for another wave of confrontations with the police in the city of Kisumu on Saturday after an election disputed by supporters of Kenya’s opposition party. As the smell of tear gas and smoke from burning debris clung […]