Congo-Kinshasa:U.S. Keeping a Close Eye on Kabila and Election Plans

[allAfrica] The U.S. says it welcomes plans by the Democratic Republic of Congo to set up a special fund to manage all aid donations, said Elizabeth Jaffee, Senior DRC Desk Officer Elizabeth Jaffee on the country’s humanitarian assistance and policy, on Wednesday.

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Cote d’Ivoire:Is Côte D’Ivoire Becoming a Wildlife Trafficking Hotspot?

[ISS] Since 2016, Côte d’Ivoire has recorded at least five major wildlife-trafficking events involving seizures and arrests. The most recent was in January, when 578kg of ivory and over half a ton of pangolin scales, leopard skins and other items were seized.

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Zimbabwe:Mnangagwa’s Long Walk to State House

[The Herald] President Mnangagwa has turned out to be one of the finest politicians to emerge in Zimbabwe especially following events that led to his inauguration as the country’s second Executive President on November 24, 2017. Although it is now a matter of public record that he was born in Mapanzure, Zvishavane, many Zimbabweans do not know how he shaped his political career.

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