Zimbabwe:The Blame Game – What Mugabe’s Been Playing Since 1980

[allAfrica] As Zimbabwe’s economy has gone from bad to worse in recent years, Robert Mugabe’s political and physical demise has been predicted many times but he has always confounded his many critics – so far at least. He has been seen as a revolutionary hero, fighting white minority rule for the freedom of his people, but some┬árank him among the continent’s worst.

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Nigeria:Council Boss Faults Imposition of Curfew in Plateau

[Guardian] Jos -Following a misunderstanding between suspected herdsmen and Irigwe community of Bassa local government of Plateau State, which led to imposition of curfew in the area, eight people were arrested yesterday by troops of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) in Jos.

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Nigeria:Censors Board Seizes Uncensored Films in Benin City

[Guardian] The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) has seized uncensored and unclassified films and video works, including pornographic films, valued at millions of naira in Benin City. The raid, which took place in collaboration with the men of The Nigeria Police, occurred in various locations in Benin City

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Zimbabwe: Power Utility Averts Blackout, Pays Eskom U.S.$12 Million

[The Herald] Zesa Holdings has paid South African power utility Eskom $12 million to avoid being switched off and will pay another $20 million this month as it battles to clear its arrears. The power utility also presented a payment plan of $5 million a week beginning next month to settle the $44 million owed to Eskom.

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Liberia: ‘I Am… That Generational Change’ – Presidential Candidate

[Observer] The political leader of the opposition Liberia Restoration Party (LRP), Macdella Cooper, says President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s recent statement on generational change is a clear endorsement of her presidency as the next person to succeed her.

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