Why delivering the mail in Congo is so hard

A HISTORIAN REMARKED, of the ancient Persian postal system, that “neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” Snow is not much of a problem in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but dozens of rebel groups make delivering the mail rather difficult. So do bad roads and a dysfunctional government

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Zimbabwe: Students Body Gives Mnangagwa, Chamisa Ultimatum for Genuine Dialogue

[263Chat] Students movement, Zimbabwe national Students Union (ZINASU) has called on the country’s two heavy weight political actors, President Emmerson Mnangagwa and opposition party, Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) to swallow their pride and have a genuine dialogue that will save the country from further collapse.

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The wheels of justice are finally turning in South Africa

SO BAD WAS corruption under Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s president from 2009 to 2018, that people referred to it as “state capture”. Cyril Ramaphosa, Mr Zuma’s successor, thinks it cost the country 1trn rand ($95bn) in looted funds and lost GDP. And that is just the tangible expense

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Nigeria: #weekfortruth – Dubawa Raises Nationwide Awareness On Fact-Checking

[Premium Times] Nigeria’s foremost fact-checking platform, Dubawa, has embarked on a weeklong event aimed at educating Nigerians on combating disinformation and stopping the spread of false information through fact-checking.

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