Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari wins a second term

A SMALL CROWD gathered around a plastic table by a dusty roadside in the eastern Nigerian town of Yola on February 23rd. When an electoral officer announced that Muhammadu Buhari, the incumbent president, won the most votes there his supporters in the crowd erupted, cheering and dancing

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Tanzania: I Didn’t Cane Pupil, Accused Tells Court

[Daily News] HELIETH Gerald, the second accused in the murder case of a Kibeta Primary school Standard Five pupil told the High Court that he never caned the deceased but instead handed him over to the first accused, Respicius Patrick Mutazangira, who was also the discipline master of the school.

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Cyril Ramaphosa has made uneven progress in repairing South Africa

IVY RAMAPHOSA is used to visitors. Most weeks callers will knock on the door of her home in Soweto, on the outskirts of Johannesburg. They come trying to reach her brother, Cyril, who moved here with Ivy and their family in 1963, during the apogee of apartheid.

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Zimbabwe: Sigh of Relief for Chombo

[The Herald] Former Finance Minister Ignatius Chombo yesterday heaved a sigh of relief after his travel documents were temporarily released. His lawyer Mr Tungamirai Muganhiri applied for the temporary release of his client’s passport from February 1 to March 30 this year to enable him to undergo medical procedures in South Africa.

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